(Closed) The "Did I Cheat?" Continuation Thread

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Nope it is not rape. She put herself in that position. She drank and got high. I was raised if you put yourself in that situation you ARE NOT to call rape.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

First and foremost:  If ANYBODY is concerned that they have been assaulted, please go to http://www.rainn.org/

Second…..KITTENS!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@artichokey:  “The question at hand is, is it rape? I believe very firmly that it is because you can’t give consent when intoxicated or unconscious.”

I agree with you 100%

“I am personally a big advocate of changing the conversation on rape in this country to one of stopping rapists from raping than from protecting victims from getting raped.”

I agree… no matter how many short skirts I stop wearing, or how many guys I don’t flirt with, how many I go home with — rape isn’t going to end unless PEOPLE STOP RAPING.  The fault lies with the people who commit the crime, period.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@pinkzebra:  I feel really bad for you.  That means that at any time you were drunk or high and audibly and forcibly said NO, then you still wouldn’t report it.  That completely blows.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’m confused by the original title, but I didn’t see the original thread.

Yes it was rape.

I think one of the best ways of dealing with the issue is education.  I’m a supporter of enthusiastic consent.  Why have sex (especially with somone for the first time) if they aren’t into it?

It’s not going to stop all rapists, but I think social changes can occur, and it can help with some cases.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I want to say that it is… but I only think that’s because the situation just makes me mad – that some douchey douchebag could take advantage of a girl that is clearly intoxicated; however, I think I would say it is not rape, but definitely a form of assault. 

She *did* put herself in a situation where this was possible in the first place, and that could’ve been prevented. So no, not rape, but I would consider it assault. As a human courtesy, a guy/girl should know when to stop (in this case, the guy that kept pushing her to do it).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@pinkzebra:  So basically, you think she asked for it?

Why did I even click on this thread? People disgust me. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@pinkzebra:  She drank and got high.  She put herself in a situation where she deserves the hangover.  Rape isn’t a part of that.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@pinkzebra:  What if that was you? I’d think you’d want to call rape. That wouldn’t be fair to you. Put yourself in that situation. You already said no! It is totally rape.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DeadlyNightshade:  I know that wasn’t directed at what I said – but I will say I definitely do NOT think she asked for it, but I think think the situation could’ve been prevented if she knew her limits and try to remove herself from a dangerous situation. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@AB Bride:  +1

If he was sober he should know better than to have sex with a extremely drunk woman who is clearly not capable of consenting. In my mind, that is rape, because the woman cannot consent. And also, what someone is wearing or if they are acting flirty is NOT a sexual invitation. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@artichokey:  ” If you have no legal recourse, does it still ‘count’ as rape?”

This is a wonderful question and I think DeathByDesign had a legitimate point about how even though a victim doesn’t go to the police, doesn’t minimize the fact that it was still rape. It happens every day.  ESPECIALLY in the case of black out drinking, because let’s be honest.  If someone is blacked out, they are past the point of their nervous system being able to fully 1) make a thoughtful decision, and 2) their motor skills are depleted enough that it should be obvious that even when they say they’re ‘game’, they really shouldn’t be engaged in any sort of behavior.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@StephieBee:  What’s the difference?  Here, my understanding is that ‘rape’ is not a crime, sexual assault is.

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