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“The motivation of lust vs. hatred gives many rapists a handy excuse for why they shouldn't be legally accountable for their actions. It wasn't my boyfriend's lust or sexual hormones which caused him to rape me, it was his belief that his lust trumped my lack of consent. Unwanted sex (on my part) became acceptable to him. That made his actions about power and control not sex. This demand for a specific and monstrous motive is not a requirement in physical assaults or any other non-sex crime and it is not a requirement in sexual assaults.”—Marcella Chester, Rape Denial Through Melodramatic Imagining Of Rape: Part 2
“Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it. I took her home and enjoyed that, she ain't even know it.”—
Rick Ross rapping about date raping a woman.
When responding to the public backlash, Rick gave this half-ass apology (if it can even be considered an apology): “woman is the most precious gift known to man. You understand. There was a misunderstanding with a lyric or a misinterpretation. The term rape wasn’t used. I would never use the term rape in my records.”
“In short, rape apologism shifts. When it’s a “date rape” people will say “how do we know she didn’t consent? It’s not like she’s covered in bruises.” When she’s covered in bruises, the victim in question will simply “like it rough.” When the woman is unconscious and therefore can’t just “like it rough,” she will be accused of misidentifying her attacker, or people will argue “well, she didn’t say no.” When she does say no, it’s “why didn’t she fight? He didn’t have a weapon.” When she did fight back or he did have a weapon, it’s “well there’s no DNA evidence.” When there’s DNA evidence, it’s “well he probably did it, but it’s not like there were any witnesses …” “
-Cara Kulwicki (Click here for source)