The Rape Culture of Rape Cages

“Rape is not a joke. Rape is not a punishment. Rape is an absolutely horrific act one human being does to another.

Yes, he did horrible things. He deserves punishment. But rape is not a punishment. It should never be treated as such.

The mainstream media was largely quiet on the story of this cop when it broke. People didn’t want to hear about these women because they weren’t TV-perfect victims. There were drug addicts among them, the poor, the uneducated, women suspected of prostitution. These are women society often decides “deserve it”, or “asked for it” through their own poor choices.

But does any human being deserve that violation? That dehumanization? Does the fact that he did it to someone somehow make it okay that someone else will do it to him?”

Read more at The Libertarian Republic.

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