On Monday, during a parliamentary commission hearing to determine if he was a fit for the top court, he was asked whether the death penalty should be applied in cases of rape. His response?
“Consideration needs to be taken thoroughly for the imposition of death penalty for a rapist because in a rape case both the rapist and the victim enjoy it.”
I think I’m going to be sick
“NOPE” i scream from the top of Mt. Everest as i jump off and qwop into the fucking sun
You see, Daming Sanusi, there is a little something about evolutionary biology and physiology that you need to learn here. Throughout history, women who are raped have faced claims that they ‘secretly enjoyed’ such brutality because of ‘evidence of sexual arousal’, which is, to be specific: the vagina getting wet.
Often, a woman will get wet or have an orgasm during many activities, sexual, non-sexual, consensual, non-consensual alike. Horseback riding can break a hymen. Tampon insertion can. A woman can have hundreds of sexual partners without ever TEARING the hymen, only stretching it. You see, this is where we’re going to start with our lesson, Mr. Sanusi, because there are things you clearly do not understand.
In a clinical study published by the Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine in 2003, written by Roy J. Levin and Willy van Buro ( http://www.scribd.com/doc/23150432/Sexual-Arousal-and-Orgasm-in-Subjects-Who-Experience-Forced-Stimulation ), it is made clear that a woman’s state of physical arousal is not due to consent or mental arousal, rather it is so HER FUCKING VAGINA IS NOT DESTROYED AND SHE DOES NOT BLEED OUT DUE TO EXTENSIVE TEARING LIKE JYOTI SINGH PANDEY OR DEVELOP FISTULAS OR INTERNAL DAMAGE LIKE SO MANY WOMEN IN UGANDA OR THE SUDAN DO AS A RESULT OF VIOLENT RAPE.
It is NOT because they are satisfied. It is NOT to make babies more efficiently you are NOT helping the human race by continuing it, oh great conquerers, you fucking SAVAGES. It is TO SAVE THE WOMAN’S LIFE BECAUSE YOU ARE THREATENING IT. Studies have also been done showing women phallic objects in non-sexual settings and the results have been the same across the board, a woman will produce lubrication to protect her body.
Also, let’s talk about orgasm. Remember when that friend/sibling/bully/parent you hated for a few seconds or maybe forever held you down and tickled you? You couldn’t breathe and you were laughing, so they kept doing it, but you were scared to death. When would they stop? Would they realize you couldn’t breathe? When would they hear your screams of terror through the involuntary guffawing? THAT is what an orgasm during rape is like, says Matthew Atkinson, a domestic violence and rape-response professional and the author of the book Resurrection After Rape.
There is a great deal of shame discussing orgasm during rape, because of the false pleasure-association and if you can imagine the shame that surrounds that, you can certainly imagine the psychological effects this has on a survivor that believes their physical state of lubrication or orgasm meant they ENJOYED IT.
This is a MYTH, this is a HARMFUL, UGLY MYTH AND WE NEED TO TELL THE TRUTH. Orgasm is NOT consent, it is NOT enjoyment, it is an involuntary response to certain stimuli that our bodies process in very specific ways. It, in no way, relates to the desires of the victim and very much harms them, ultimately, when approached the way it is by our rape-culture-loving, rape-sexualizing society in which men’s rights activists try to convince themselves and women that rape is some sick form of ‘liberation’ from repression.
I swear to god, if you try to ‘liberate’ me in that way, I will liberate your fingers from their sockets- no, your eyes from their orbitals.
Rape is a form of control, of punishment, of punishment for behavior that men are trying to police women from. It is a bid for control over her body, teaching her a lesson, teaching her where x, y, or z gets her. And the control aspect comes in when our attackers try to convince us that there was any pleasure involved in the violation of our autonomy.
Basically, the region of the brain, the ACC (anterior cingulate cortex) can be activated and inhibitions can run rampant regardless of genital stimulation. As I said, and as this psychology today article discusses, lubrication and sexual response in unwilling women is a SELF-PROTECTIVE PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISM DEVELOPED OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF BEING RAPED AND ASSAULTED ( http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-sex-and-babies/201105/why-do-women-get-physically-aroused-and-not-even-know-it ).
While men generally get erections as a result of mental stimuli, women do not have to be remotely mentally stimulated to experience physical arousal. Men, fucking DEAL with it. This is the response our bodies very acutely developed to your BULLSHIT. Our bodies and brains are ready for your fucking attacks, yours are constructed from years of blissful ignorance of dealing with the threat sexual assault on a daily basis and as a result, women’s bodies and brains have developed this divide.
Learn it, teach it and be less ignorant about it. Remember it and don’t you ever fucking forget it, because victim-shaming will not be tolerated any longer.
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If you’d like to see the disgrace of an article, it’s here: http://www.avoiceformen.com/feminism/study-reveals-female-rape-victims-enjoyed-the-experience/
It’s an MRA group that completely decided to misinterpret studies regarding the subject I wrote about above to support that women ‘enjoyed’ or were ‘satisfied’ by rape. Let them know that this is not, in fact, true and that their lies will not be tolerated. Justifying horrific violence against women will NOT be tolerated and they should fucking COWER before us before they think of ‘pleasuring’ us again.
FUCK THE FUCKING RAPISTS AND ASSAULTERS, FUCK THEM STRAIGHT TO THE FUCKING SEVENTH LAYER OF HELL.
THIS. READ THIS. KNOW THIS. SPREAD THIS INFORMATION LIKE THE FUCKING PLAGUE.