Rape is a taboo topic for most bloggers.
Rape victims seldom put themselves into a position where they are willing to be interviewed. Those who share the fact that they have been raped universally want no publicity. They just want to put the entire, horrible, trust-crushing event behind them. They want to forget it and get on with their life. They want to learn how to trust men again.
They want their privacy. In the case of rape on college campus, only 20% of the victims reported being raped. Reasons for not reporting include not expecting authorities will believe them, anxiety about intrusive DNA collection techniques, retribution by the perpetrator (or his friends or family) and being called back to testify in court long after they transferred to a different school or they graduated.
|Image from HERE|
DNA testing is the silver bullet of sexual assault prosecution. Unfortunately collecting it is intrusive. Even more unfortunately jurisdictions sit on the evidence for excessive amounts of time.
Detroit, Michigan made the news several years ago because they "found" 11,000 Rape Kits in an evidence locker. Later searches in other lockers turned up even more kits, although that information did not make the news because "Rape Kits" were so "yesterday".
Detroit was just the tip of the iceberg. Today (May 15, 2017) the Daily Mail carried this piece
At least 175,000 rape kits are sitting in storage facilities around the country instead of being tested
“Never play cards with a man called Doc.
Never eat at a place called Mom’s.
Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.” -Nelson Algren
|Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, the original Psycho-chick|
The solution is very simple.
Never sleep with a woman you do not trust to raise your children. I cannot tell you how long it takes to figure out if she is the one. But I suspect than it takes longer than the time it takes to watch her guzzle two Cosmos and a half plate of Jello Shooters.
Tell you sons, "Never sleep with a woman they would not be proud to bring home and show off as the future bearer of your grandchildren."
This is not morality. This is self-preservation and about doing the right thing for women.
Rape: Part II