Trigger Warning: Discussion of discrimination, rape, violence
There are many different situations in which rape can happen, that doesn’t mean that one rape is worst or better than the other. Sexual abuse is never okay.
The justice system cannot be handing out sentences based on how the rape happen.
All rapes are equally horrible and all rapes deserve to be seriously investigated.
Whether someone decided to report their rape/assault, and whether or not any of us did or would do the same thing cannot ever be grounds for judging someone else and their experiences.
Here are some articles on rape classification that should be read:
- NYPD Captain: Majority of Rapes Are “Not Total Abomination Rapes” Committed by Strangers
- Health Canada sending rape kits to Ontario reserves following community pressure