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WTF OTD: Rapist Gets Only 31 DAYS in Jail???!?!?

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

Today’s WTF OTD comes to you from Yellowstone County. Montana, where this man:

enhanced-buzz-7092-1377640981-13Stacey Rambold, a 54 year old former high school teacher was sentenced to just 31 days (yes thirty-one DAYS) for repeatedly raping a 14-year-old student. This same student later committed suicide just weeks before her 17th birthday.

Want even more shocking details from this story? Apparently Mr. Rambold could have avoided sentencing COMPLETELY if he completed a sex offender treatment program and agreed to other conditions. Yes, dear readers, you read that correctly. A 50+ year old man had sex with a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD student REPEATEDLY and could have received ZERO jail time had he simply completed a sex offender treatment program and stayed away from minors.

Read that again. A RAPIST could have avoided prosecution for his crimes simply be completing a sex offender treatment program? WTF?!

Moving on.

So what did he do to warrant this “terrible” punishment of 31 days in prison (with one day credited for time already served)? He skipped out on his treatment program and began spending time, unsupervised, with minors!

And instead of of agreeing with the prosecution’s request of a twenty year sentence, with a minimum of serving ten, the judge determined that the fact that Mr. Rambold had lost his teaching career, his marriage (the poor man!), and his home, had received an internet scarlet letter because of the publicity about the case, and (I’m not even joking here folks) that his victim “was older than her chronological age” (read: the slut must have been asking for it), the judge decided that leniency for this statutory rapist was in order, and gave him a mere 31 day sentence.

This might be my biggest WTF OTD yet.

Till next time,

– H

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WTF OTD: Consent to a Picture is NOT Consent to Sex

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This piece is part of a daily “What the Fuck of the Day” series here on Antigone Awakens, where I briefly discuss one thing each day that has me seriously saying, WTF?!?!

WTF?! Did I seriously just have to type that?

Apparently I did. Because I came across this article today, in which TMZ’s rape apologists make some inferences that what happened to the survivor in this case against Jose Canseco couldn’t possibly have been rape because, just look – here she is posing and smiling with him for a picture just a few hours before the alleged rape. Continue reading

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WTF OTD – Rape Conviction Overturned Because Victim’s Sexual History Not Revealed

I’m sorry – what?

A Zimbabwean national was convicted of raping a woman in Ireland in 2008. It was recently discovered that the woman told prosecutors that, prior to being with her boyfriend, she had briefly dated a few of her boyfriend’s friends and engaged in intercourse with them. And because this fact wasn’t revealed at trial (that the woman had engaged in intercourse with her boyfriend’s friends while dating them), her rapist’s conviction was overturned and he is now able to seek damages.

W.T.F.

Since when is a survivor’s sexual history of ANY relevance to whether or not a given sexual encounter is consensual or not?

Again, W.T.F.

© Heather Parker and Antigone Awakens, 2012-2013.