Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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realitista replied to your photo: Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? It should.

To be fair, what’s the alternative? Just taking every rape accusation as true without asking any questions? You don’t think that that would result in a few false incarcerations?

Um, no. Not without asking any questions, but how about without asking the victim what she was wearing, if she’s promiscuous, why she was alone in the dark, why she didn’t fight back, why she went along with her assailant’s demands, etc. That’s the alternative.

The photo is an analogy. It’s arguing we treat rape victims like victims of a crime. We still have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt in court, but the treatment many victims receive stops it from getting that far. Here’s the photo again:

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  1. drst reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Most rape accusations aren’t taken as serious right now. Changing the culture to just get law enforcement to take all...
  2. exasperatingideas said: I don’t understand the problems about investigating rape. Wy would anyone look for a reason why it happen? Look for mitigating factors. At the end of the day a massive physical and emotional assault that takes decades to recover. That’s what matters.
  3. justother reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    Amen. Enough of the “but what about the menz, we’re tired of being assumed to be potential rapists all the time, and...
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