Why are the feminazis burning their bras and refusing to shave their pits today? Oh, just the usual:
A judge’s conclusion that a 14-year-old Billings rape victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her schoolteacher rapist has sparked outrage across the nation.
Organizers have scheduled a Thursday rally and a petition drive against District Judge G. Todd Baugh, who Monday handed down a net sentence of 30 days in jail to former Senior High teacher Stacey Rambold, 54, who raped 14-year-old Cherice Moralez. [...]
Under state law, children younger than 16 cannot consent to sexual intercourse, which makes Rambold’s crime felony rape.
However, when issuing the sentence Baugh said Moralez not only had equal control of the rape, but was also a troubled youth “older than her chronological age.”
Oh. Yup, just the usual letting a rapist get off (er, walk away) with a mere tsk-tsk because the "child" -- who was pretty slutty for her age, so come on it's not like she was really a child -- could have stopped it if she really wanted to. Besides, it's not like this was the real kind of rape. The judge said so:
“Obviously, a 14-year-old can’t consent. I think that people have in mind that this was some violent, forcible, horrible rape,” Baugh said. “It was horrible enough as it is just given her age, but it wasn’t this forcible beat-up rape.”
Now, see, if the teacher had raped her in that "violent, forcible, horrible" way -- you know, the way Republicans say prevents pregnancy -- and he'd beaten the ever-lovin' shit out of her, that might be worth more than a mere month in the pokey. But everyone knows that when you do sex to a mature-for-her-age kid who's kind of a ho, if you know what we mean, that's not real rape. Okay, sure, technically under the law it's rape, if you want to get all technical and legal about it -- the way you'd think a judge would -- but dude! She was slutty! And in control! Hasn't poor, basically innocent teacher suffered enough?
Seems like it was just three weeks ago (oh, that's right, because it was) that we provided this handy (and exceptionally written, hint hint Pultizer committee) PSA for men who are confused about when it is okay to rape a child or, you know, anyone. Since Judge Baugh apparently missed this PSA, we will skip to the critical part for his convenience:
When can you have nonconsensual sex with someone? NEVER. Not even if she’s really hot or mature for her age. Not even if she’s wearing make-up. Not even if she has older friends. Not even if she’s “egging” you on. Not even if she’s drunk. Not even if she’s a total slutbag who has had sex with, like, a million other dudes so one more shouldn’t make a difference. Not even if you’re really horny. Not even if she only says no twice. Not even if it’s a day that ends in “y” or pigs flew by your window or you watched some porno where the chick said no but seemed to like it or your mother didn’t love you or some Republican said there are varying degrees of rape and some of it isn’t really rape or you think you can get away with it and no one will ever know.
Now, we'd suggest that Judge Baugh owes a big fat apology to the victim, but, of course, it's too late now because she killed herself.
Here is where a joke would go if anything about this was funny at all.