That's the problem with the justice system, if we go with the 'guilty until proven innocent' approach and take every claim as 100% true some innocent people will be punished but if we go with the 'innocent until proven guilty' approach and doubt claims some perpetrators will go free. What situation you'd prefer depends on how you interpret justice.KyuubiNoKitsune-Hime said:I understand the point, and yes it is a huge part of a rape culture, but the biggest part of rape culture is that rape is a socially acceptable thing. The problem we get into with part of victim blaming in western culture is women(and sometimes men, but far less often) occasionally accuse an innocent person, usually for petty personal reasons, or to grab attention. That in turn damages any legitimate rape claim any real victim has, thus giving alleged rapists the benefit of the doubt more, even when they're guilty as sin. Then with a prominent person, personal feelings for those people actually amplify that benefit of the doubt mentality, sometimes to the point of dismissing damning evidence. Then there is the side note of false rape allegations ruining people's lives on so many levels, even if they get acquitted. We have a system of innocent until proven guilty, and I wish we'd apply it to the court of public opinion more, so that actual justice can be served.
Also on the captcha note. For me it's been strangely accurate to the topics I post, funnily enough in kind of a judgemental way. Stop judging me captcha!
I don't know what happened but it was the first time I couldn't solve a captcha, the letters were so distorted I doubt most humans could read them, the audio captcha was horrible too the sound quality was awful and so fast I couldn't catch more than a few letters
Western Society doesn't cleanly fit in the rape definition culture, when most of society does consider rape a horrible thing, it fails to meet the requirement of widespread occurrences of rape and the act of rape being normalised and trivialised.Lil devils x said:Judges still do blame victims all the time, not all cases even make the news such as this one did due to the judge outright making comments about it.
Once you get past most rapes not being reported you also have most rapes reported are not even prosecuted. Police often do not even bother to have the rape kits tested. People file reports then nothing happens, or even worse they attempt to blame a child for being molested? YIKES. Usually these things only make news when the victim being blamed is young, they go to the press, or the Judge puts their foot in their mouth.
However it clearly has issues when Judges and authorities are silencing and blaming victims, on numerous occasions so many times. We could do with a 'bridging word' that's somewhere between no-rape culture and rape culture, like how the word 'sexist' is the bridge between not being sexist and being a misogynist.