Yet another anonymous submits an unintentionally revealing comment.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Help Document The Silence":
Me, personally, I DO NOT say that rapists should not be convicted. I say that men FALSELY ACCUSED of rape should not be convicted and that women such as [redacted] who falsely accuse men of rape should be treated as liars and sociopaths, not victims.
The wording of this comment is responding to my writing: "We need to be as vocal as those who say most rapists shouldn't be convicted." about efforts to raise awareness of sexual violence against women of color. He obviously takes this statement and this effort as a personal affront and decides he must bring a specific case to the forefront.
He doesn't need a conviction or due process to pass out his preferred sentence to not only one woman, but to multiple women who reported being raped. The impression he leaves is that he associates women of color who report being raped with liar and sociopath. No due process is needed for them.
Notice that while this anonymous does not say that rapists shouldn't be convicted, he doesn't in fact say that they should be convicted and he shows zero emotion over women of color who are raped and who see their rapists get away with their crime for whatever reason. Same goes for women of color who are falsely accused of making a false police report. In his comment they might as well not exist.
This pattern of focus is something I see repeatedly. To far too many others like him, women of color who were raped, and who can't have their report declared a lie, are little more than the contents of a pathetic disclaimer.
Labels: Violence Against Women