Women gets herself silly drunk. Agrees to have sex. Passes out during sex and later cries rape.
A JUDGE has questioned if a man who had sex with a drunken woman after she passed out should be “marked for the rest of his days as a rapist”, describing it as a “technical rape”. […]
The court had heard Sloan met his victim at the PJ O’Brien’s pub and suggested they have sex across the road.
She agreed and the two began to have sex but she fell asleep during foreplay – which Sloan continued despite her being unconscious. Both were drunk at the time, with the woman being “heavily intoxicated”.
Sloan was due to be sentenced yesterday. Prosecutors had asked he receive at least a suspended jail term for his crime. However, Judge Smith said that might not be an appropriate penalty.
Feminists want women to have equal rights, but they need special protection. The woman was drunk (her fault, she should not have gotten herself drunk in the first place. Or if she drinks till she becomes mentally unable to make decision, she should bring a responsible non-drinking supervisor). Drunk woman agrees to sex with drunk guy.
Clearly she agreed to sex, but unfortunately passed out during foreplay or during sex. And the guy’s mistake was to have continued the relation. Somewhat of bad taste. But rape, worthy of years in jail and life-long stigma as sex offender?
From the point of view of his legal defense, the other mistake was to have admitted that she passed out. Sure there was no proof if he had insisted she remained conscious or he never noticed if she passed out or not. Or he should insist that she passed out immediately after sex. But this is just a comment regarding his legal defense, and not related to the points I am making here, which is women taking responsibility for their own actions and not blame others for their screw-ups (drinking too much, losing control and passing out, having consented and then regret the next day and cry rape)
I think the guy should counter-sue for rape. After all, he was drunk too and she initiated sex with him, even though he was incapable of agreeing.
And maybe people should face jail terms for getting themselves drugged into an alcoholic stupor that they lose consciousness and become a danger to themselves and others. But funny, it is socially accepted. Even if someone kills, when drunk, it is considered an attenuating circumstance. I think it should be an aggravating circumstance. They got themselves into a state where they lose control, that should be aggravating.
But if someone smokes some weed, and remains fully conscious and continues responsible for his act, that is reprehensible and maybe even punishable. Or worse, plants one flowerpot full of dope for private use on his veranda, that would get him years in jail. Society tolerates alcohol abuse, even stupor, but the world’s irrational drug policy has no tolerance for harmless drug use.