If rape were punishable by death, rather than two to 20, there’s every possibility fewer men would rape.
If campuses with big football programs didn’t coddle their drunken, violent athletes, then perhaps the woman who accused University of Texas athletes Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander of rape wouldn’t have undergone the experience she did.
Of the two football players at the University of Texas at Austin charged with the June rape of a woman, one has a prior. Kendall Sanders racked his DWI charge, in Texas of all places, in 2013. It seems that got him benched, but not kicked off campus housing. (Just as there is no excuse for rape, there’s no excuse for drunk driving except the drunken person is simply too cowardly to commit suicide without a vehicle.)
The arrest of Sanders and his roommate Montrel Meander couldn’t have come at a better time because the feds have recently taken a larger role dissecting rape culture on college campuses.
Perhaps what’s needed now are stiffer federal punishment and penalties for rape, sexual assault, and violence against women. Apparently the threat of two to 20 years isn’t enough. And apparently the University of Texas’s response to Sanders’ 2013 drunk driving charge wasn’t enough either because clearly this is a rape that could have been avoided had Sanders been kicked out of the athlete’s dorms after his drunk driving charge.
Rapists are violent criminals just like gang members, and the suicidal road they pave for themselves leads to an early death. It’s clear Sanders is suicidal. He’s done a fine job digging his grave.
The boys involved with the alleged drugging and rape of 16-year-old Jada tweeted that they didn’t understand how the girl would cry rape because she didn’t report it until “exposed.” Such is the theory of cretins, but it serves as proof that the boys knew there’d been an assault and in that Jada’s immediate silence after the fact (a common coping mechanism of raped women), equated consent.
In our modern society slut-shaming is anti-intellectual. Rape makes no sense because women enjoy sex just as much, if not more than men.
In the University of Texas at Austin campus rape case, a woman was visiting and engaged in consensual sex with one roommate (Meanders), when the other (Sanders) raped her. She accuses Meanders of participating in the violence rather then ending the violence.
The federal government response to rape culture on college campuses begins this fall at all colleges that utilize federal aid. This fall 2014, colleges and universities must measure their campus’s sexual misconduct temperament via campus surveys.
In campus climates that tolerate sexual misconduct, victims are less likely to report rape and even when they do, feds’ research shows that too many higher education institutions do not investigate rape cases properly—or in accordance with federal law.
UT president praised his football coach for the thorough rape investigation and suspended the culprits. But one of those players has priors and that university should be sued for negligence.
For all the good that federal intervention in a culture that sanctions rape and violence against women (by virtue of lenient punishments issued to men who commit violence acts against women), it is a sad show of ivory tower hypocrisy that the feds must monitor a campus’s behaviors on sex crimes when hordes of 21st century educated men and women are recruited to teach women’s studies and gender equality across the nation yet still there exists a culture of sexual misconduct in the form of sexually harassing and sexist remarks, texts, and emails from professors, administrators, and campus staff workers in and outside of college classrooms and lecture halls.
College student status has long excused and forgiven campus rapists. Even in the case of 16-year-old Jada there is a propensity among well meaning anti-rape culture advocates to defend rapists as people who don’t know what rape really is.
The tweeted (ill) logic of Jada’s alleged attackers demonstrate that men and teen boys know when they’ve sexually assaulte and raped.
Ray Rice’s assault on his wife, the lenient NFL penalty that followed, and then Stephen A. Smith’s cretin response to the incident reiterates the sad shape of women’s inferiority in American culture as well as the necessity of federal, state, and local government intervention to successfully manage the task of teaching men not to rape.