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I Am Not Your Wife, Sister or Daughter. I Am A Person.

The Belle Jar

I don’t have to tell you that Steubenville is all over the news.

I don’t have to tell you that it’s a fucking joke that Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, the two teenagers convicted of raping a sixteen year old girl, were only sentenced to a combined three years in juvenile prison. Each will serve a year for the rape itself; Mays will serve an additional year for “illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.”

I probably don’t even have to tell you that the media treatment of this trial has been a perfect, if utterly sickening, example of rape culture, with its focus on how difficult and painful this event has been for the rapists who raped a sixteen year old girl then bragged about it on social media.

And I almost certainly don’t have to tell you that the world is full of seemingly nice, normal…

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One thought on “I Am Not Your Wife, Sister or Daughter. I Am A Person.

  1. I would hope the Golden Rule isn’t taken so seriously. Thinking of it in sexual preferences is problematic. To add to the humanization of victims, it goes another way: men who support the sex industry do not want positions in it for their mothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends. Deep down they know it is wrong, and they handle it in their conscience by putting a divide between “good” women from “bad” women. We hear it in sayings like,”Can’t turn a ho into a housewife” or “Once a ho, always a ho” or “Never trust a ho.”

    It’s dicey. Sure, we can evoke it [the Golden Rule] when women don’t want to have anal sex or something, but the fact that we have to resort to it to convince a man tells me consent is the real issue. Translated to the sex industry it would be like,”Do not wish for other women what you would not wish for your [own] women.” Key here is the possession of women or women as property. As Gita Beryl wrote,”Yes the golden rule in this case should be ‘if you don’t enjoy being penetrated against your will, don’t do it to other people’.”

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