or play a children’s game involving a ball very well, the rules don’t apply to you. We found that out with Stanford rapist Brock Turner. And college rapist Austin Wilkerson who, while not throwing a ball, was a cheerleader. And now the latest poster child for entitled affluent white athletes: David Becker, who raped two passed-out girls in a bedroom at a party, but the judge has let him off with probation because “The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and to go onto the next step of his life, which is a college experience.”
A college experience.
Because “We all made mistakes when we were 17, 18, 19 years old, and we shouldn’t be branded for life with a felony offense and branded a sex offender.”
So rape is a “mistake”.
You know, I was 17, 18, 19 years old, and I made some mistakes back then. There were things I did that I shouldn’t have done, things I should have done that I didn’t do. But rape? Uhm, no. See, I already knew, even back then, that there was a simple way to avoid ruining my life with a rape conviction: Don’t rape.
I mean, this isn’t brain surgery. If you don’t want to ruin your life with a felony rape conviction, don’t rape people!
Rape isn’t “a mistake”. Rape is a crime, a violation of another human being’s person without their consent. Simple common decency says you don’t penetrate another person’s body unless you have their explicit permission to do so. It’s like being a guest at someone’s house, you don’t go spelunking through the contents of their closet unless they say you can. Anything else is just plain rude.
This doesn’t require maturity to know this. This just require the minimal amount of conscience and intellect possessed by the average 8 year old child.
It’s just two words. Yet it appears to be two words that some self-entitled white male athletes can’t understand, for some reason. And the judges let them off. Inexplicable. But, alas, true.
David Becker is a rapist. Judge Thomas Estes seems to agree, but seems to believe that rape is just boys being boys and shouldn’t be a crime. At least, that’s all I can figure. But you know, I was a boy once too, and I didn’t get arrested for rape. You know why? Because I didn’t rape.
So simple, yet seems so difficult for so many self-entitled white athletes — and judges — to understand. SIGH.
– Badtux the Exasperated Penguin