Today I ran across a trending topic filled with what some think is buffoonery, but it is actually a huge disgrace. The hashtag read #Itaintrape. Below is just a screenshot of what appeared on my timeline.
This is pure fuckery at its finest. The fact that people sat up and made this a trending topic is not only sick, but rather disturbing. There is no justification for forcing yourself inside someone without their consent. It never will be. So let us cover a few statistics.
For example, every 98 seconds someone is sexually assaulted. This means that not a minute goes by without someone being sexually violated. I know that’s sick. While 1 out of every 6 women will be a rape victim. 70% of these victims will experience moderate to severe distress often in the form of PTSD. The victims of sexual assault are also more likely to turn to drugs to numb the memories and pain caused from the assaults. But, the craziest statistic is that 994 rapist out of 1000 will walk free.
That is horrific. How does 99.4% of rapist walk free? Well, out of these 1000 rapes only 310 rapes will get reported. Then 57 out of the 310 reports will lead to an actual arrest. But, out of the 57 arrest only 11 will get lead to prosecution. Finally, out the 11 rapist being prosecuted 7 will become felons. Meanwhile only 6 will see the walls of a prison. Less than 2% of rapist serve an actual sentence. This should not be reality, but unfortunately it has to be.
Why don’t these victims come forward and tell? Some fear retaliation, a few do not think the police would assist them, and then a couple did not want to go through the humiliation. I totally understand their reasoning because too many times are the sexual offenders actions justified to some bull shit extent. These same excuses are now part of this stupid hash tag. Who the hell raised these animals?
The only time that #itaintrape is when both parties involved consent to the act. But, even if both parties do consent and someone later changes their mind and says something along the lines of “No, stop” there is no longer any consent making it RAPE. Consent is a requirement. So, do not be stupid and remember #ITISRAPE without consent.
For more information on sexual assualt you can check out rainn.org and mecasa.org! If you are a victim of sexualt assualt feel free to call the National Sexual Assualt Hotline at any given time 800-656-HOPE (4673)! Peace, love, and a dose of Daisy.