trigger warning for rape excuses
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
What really burns my bacon isn’t that rapists use this as a defense (I couldn’t fight the temptation), but that defense attorneys, juries, judges, and media accept it. To me that makes them accessories, equally guilty, because they not only use this to excuse this person’s crime, but they are telling other rapists it’s okay.
prokopetz, what are the angry asks?
Is there ANY kind of source for this claim?