So often when people talk about wannabe rapists spiking drinks, we think about bars and booze and careless women taking "obvious" risks, but Harry William Barkas, 45, of Melbourne, Australia is accused of spiking women's hot chocolate with sedatives. And not just once or twice.
He has been charged with 51 offenses against 24 different victims from 1991 to 2004. Abduction, rape and assault.
The police believe there are more victims and have asked that his picture not be shown so that if more women come forward that their cases won't be lost due to arguments that the suspect identification process is hopelessly tainted.
This case shows how ineffective much of the victim-blaming centered rape prevention really is. We get ignorant statements like this from A Woman Against Feminism And For Men's Rights:
And, while I don’t ever condone forcible rape (and by forcible rape I mean being forced to perform sexual acts against a person’s will), I do think it’s quite obvious that if a person engages in dangerous behavior, they are much more likely to be a victim of a crime than someone who acts with a little more forethought.
This quote comes from a post about modesty, but modesty as rape prevention is like wearing a T-shirt that says, "Rape Her ---> She's Asking For It."
Notice who gets the lecture on acting with forethought? I'll give you a hint. It's not the rapists. In fact her opposition to rape has to be quantified and it excludes rapists who have found a way to rape without stereotypical force.
You want to dress modestly, hey, go for it. I do most of the time. You want more modest clothing to choose from for girls and woman, great. You don't want girls' and women's bodies used as bait by the marketers and corporations, great.
You want to blame victims for being raped. Not great.
In this fantasy world of modesty as rape prevention you are at no risk of being raped by those at your church -- at least as long as you keep yourself covered. In this fantasy world most rapists are nothing more than Pavlov's rapists who are controlled immodest dress or immodest behavior.
In other words, if you act like a slut, expect to be treated as one.
Translation: If you act like a slut, expect to be raped. Karma, man, don't you love it?
Children who are being trafficked as sex slaves, even if they are described as prostitutes, are at the most (100%) risk of being a victim of a crime and are forced to act like a slut, but nobody who understands the reality of this situation talks about their need to act with forethought or assumes they got exactly what they deserved.
Too often people deal with all but the most violent rapists with a don't ask, don't tell policy. If all those who attack rape victims would have that level of fervent disdain toward all rapists, the number of rapes would plummet.
Instead we get statements that highlight the real danger:
Feminism was a bad idea to begin with, and has evolved into a ravenous monster that eats equal rights for breakfast.
Yeah, men have been robbed of their legal right to commit non-forcible rape and they want it back. Men, or at least many of them, have been robbed of their right to rape and assault their wives and they want it back.
Yep, feminism was a bad idea to begin with.