Wow. I mean, we all knew this kind of attitude existed – feminists have been calling people out for this shit for years. Doesn’t mean I’d expect to see a Judge come out and say it. On the other hand, at least with this crap so blatant and out in the open we have a better chance of fighting it.
From the article:
A JUDGE has questioned if a man who had sex with a drunken woman after she passed out should be “marked for the rest of his days as a rapist”
In short, yes. Longer: Ab-so-fucking-lutely. Because he IS a rapist. So yes, he should be marked as one.
..describing it as a “technical rape”
I wonder if somebody robbed the judge while he was passed out drunk one night, would he call it a “technical robbery”. There is no such thing as “technical rape”, “grey rape” or any other kind of blurry line. There is only rape. So STFU
In the South Australian District Court yesterday, Judge David Smith said he was “troubled” by the case of Matthew James Sloan.
Yeah Judge David Smith, this case troubles me, too. It troubles me that a woman was RAPED. It troubles me that Matthew James Sloan will get a lenient sentence because you are a douchebag. It troubles me that you can get away with saying this sort of shit without being immediately smacked down for talking crap. It troubles me that this sort of shit happens on a daily fucking basis.
“Rape is a horrible offence . . . I suggest that this is a technical rape,” he said
And I suggest that you’re a fucking idiot. Rape is a horrible offence. ALL rape, ALL the time. Your suggestion is overruled. Keep your stupid opinions to yourself. Matthew James Sloan broke the fucking law and you need to do your job and sentence him for it. End of friggin story.
“To mark this man with the grave offence of rape for the rest of his days will stop him travelling to some countries and prevent him getting jobs.”
GOOD. THEN MAYBE HE’LL LEARN NOT TO RAPE. AND MAYBE THE NEXT WOULD-BE RAPIST WILL LEARN THE SAME THING!!! THAT’S THE POINT OF PUNISHING PEOPLE FOR COMMITTING A CRIME.
For the record, the perp actually pleaded guilty to rape. He admitted guilt. What more does it take to get convicted in this fucking patriarchy??
The victim fell asleep during foreplay and this dick proceeded to rape her. How much clearer do the lines between consent and no consent have to be? SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS. It’s enough to make me throw the towel in and walk away from all of humanity sometimes. oh, but the woman was “heavily intoxicated” so maybe she got what was coming to her for daring to be drunk in public. I hate the world sometimes.
I can’t bring myself to go on about this anymore, but two more telling quotes from the article:
Prosecutors had asked he receive at least a suspended jail term for his crime. However, Judge Smith said that might not be an appropriate penalty.
“I would put this offence at the lower end of the scale because the (sex act) began as a consensual one before the victim passed out and became incapable of consenting,” Judge Smith said.
… just…. ARGH.