Cognitive Dissonance

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Wisc. Rep. Roger Rivard criticized for 'some girls rape easy' remark

But it’s okay, y’all! It was taken out of context! Seriously:

Freshman Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Rice Lake) in December discussed a case with the Chetek Alert newspaper in which a 17-year-old high school senior was charged with sexual assault¬†for having sex with an underage girl in the school’s band room.

The newspaper quoted him as saying his father warned him, “Some girls rape easy” - meaning that after the fact they can change what they say about whether sex was consensual. On Wednesday, Rivard told the Journal Sentinel that the article did not provide full context of his comments and that his father’s exact words had been slightly different from how they appeared in the Chetek Alert.

He told the Journal Sentinel that his father had advised him not to have premarital sex, and he took that seriously. “He also told me one thing, ‘If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,’ ” Rivard said. “Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.’ All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she’s underage. And he just said, ‘Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,’ he said, ‘they rape so easy.’

Roger Rivard, meet Todd Akin. Todd, meet Roger.

You both can take your victim blaming and go straight to hell. Context doesn’t matter here. In fact, the context in this case makes it even worse. I just don’t even know what to say here…

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    A) Read the whole article. B) Unpopular opinion: No matter what he meant, taking quotes out of context is bad reporting....
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  12. bluredrake said: As much as I agree we shouldn’t blame the victim, you seem unwilling to admit that a girl could ever lie about rape. It does happen. Sometimes her family lies for her, whether she likes it or not.
  13. gaygirladvice reblogged this from cognitivedissonance and added:
    crazy thought here… some girls tell people it was rape because IT WAS RAPE. I know, I know, that’s just nuts. fucking...
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  17. oro-blanco said: Stay classy, Rice Lake.
  18. nomoretexasgovernorsforpresident said: His dad has far too much inside knowledge of this. What do you want to bet that he has a few date rapes under his belt?
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