(If you haven't read about the case, I would encourage you to do so here before reading this post, as you might be a little confused as to what I'm talking about.)
I have friends who have worked or currently work in the adult entertainment industry. I also have friends who are into BDSM and rape fantasies. I have spoken with them about this incident and gotten their various points of view, and I need to make something abundantly clear:
DESPITE WHAT YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IN YOUR ABUSE-FETISH PORNOS, THE AVERAGE WOMAN DOES NOT LIKE TO HAVE A FUCKING TRAIN RUN ON HER WHILE SHE'S DRUNK AND BLACKING OUT.
With that being said, because it's pretty clear that even in this day and age when people are fighting nonstop to give feminism a push towards becoming the norm, it's still everyone's opinion that every girl who drinks is asking for it, and every girl who has sex at all is a slut.
Obviously, because this started out consensually with one person, she was totally on board for men to line up OUTSIDE THE DOOR AND DOWN THE HALLWAY to take turns forcibly raping her until everybody had a chance to give it a go. I'm sure she was also SUPER cool with several of the men capturing parts of it on film with their cellphones and sending it to friends.
Then, because she was embarrassed that everyone knew what a slut she was, she went to the hospital and had a rape kit done then filed a police report to cover her tracks. Totally plausible, right?
ABSOLUTELY FUCKING NOT.
The girl was in and out of consciousness and even if she wasn't screaming for them to stop, I'm pretty sure we outlined the "people who are blacked out can't consent to anything" rule with Brock freaking Turner's case. And, just so you know? LESS THAN HALF OF REPORTED RAPES EVER GO TO TRIAL, WHICH IS WHY SO FEW OF US EVER EVEN TELL ANYONE WE WERE RAPED IN THE FIRST PLACE. Nobody believes us, because, like I said above, clearly we were asking for it/changed our minds afterwards/don't want people to know we're sluts/some other misogynistic load of bullshit. The reason this case isn't going to trial is because the county prosecutor is a piece of shit who doesn't want to deal with yet another girl getting raped on campus, because while it happens to millions of girls on campuses across the country every year, it fucks up the football team's ability to play and win and get more money for the school to funnel back into its athletics program, so we should all just suck it up and stay quiet so the men can throw around a ball and get rings.
Most of these guys are up for expulsion. One is eligible for probation from the school, but it hasn't been decided. The other players threatened to sit out for the upcoming televised game, but they backed out, because there's already barely a team left and they realize that the school doesn't put up with that kind of bullshit and they're afraid of getting in trouble, too.
Good on you, University of Minnesota. Thank you for taking a stand and demanding justice when this happens on your campus. The county prosecutor, all ten of these men, and the jackasses who attempted to boycott can burn in hell.
I am so done with unpunished sexual assault right now.
I bet the upcoming president gives them all medals of honor come January 21st.
Until the world gains some sense,