[Submitted by anon]
This case is absolutely disgusting. Also disgusting is how the media is framing it as a “threesome”, which only implies consent as well as a common male fantasy. Rape is rape. These attitudes and treatments of rape victims NEED to stop.
And anti-feminists and MRAs… why so quiet? You claim feminists are the ones who don’t care about male rape victims, so where are you to defend this young man against your bros who are claiming this isn’t rape but something to celebrate and high-five over? You’re awfully silent about this one.
It wasn’t rape. The guy was literally bragging about how he banged his teachers. Of course, it was statutory rape, but the majority of his male peers are now calling him a “hero.” Which is the part that makes me sick to my stomach. I am fully aware that men can be the victims of rape, and I know that there have been many cases in which a male student has been raped by a female teacher. This, however, is not a rape. Just a case of piss-poor judgement.
"It wasn’t rape."
"Of course, it was statutory rape"
"This, however, is not a rape."
Bio: “I’m 17 and hopelessly in love with my Chorus teacher.”
Statutory rape is RAPE. And bragging and being called a hero does not mean this kid wasn’t victimized and doesn’t have some serious shit to deal with. I know a guy who “brags” about being raped by his teacher when he was 15. But if you get him to sit down and talk it out, his tone gets less arrogant and his eyes get more haunted. He claims he’s fine, but he doesn’t look or act like it.
1. The age of consent in Louisiana is 17. So first of all, even if they weren’t in a teacher-student relationship, that would be illegal.
2. In 2009, Louisiana passed a law saying that if you are not a student 21 years of age (so, like in college or something), you still cannot have a sexual relationship with your teacher.
And anyway, many universities have ethics policies that discourage/ban professor/student relationships on the grounds of coercion and bias.
So it’s at least twice as illegal!
Trigger/content warning: CSA & incest
My close friend in middle school was raped by her father as a toddler. She bragged about it constantly. It was a point of pride for her. She bragged about how it made her mom jealous that her dad preferred her. The way she talked about the horrific thing that happened to her doesn’t diminish her father’s crimes. It doesn’t make her father less of a rapist because this poor young girl assumed what happened to her was a good thing. This girl was mentally ill and her experience seriously traumatized and confused her and she needed professional help badly. I still don’t know if she ever was able to process her experience or get the help she deserved.
The fact that this underage boy bragged about his rape doesn’t mean it wasn’t rape. It means we have a fucked up system of sexual socialization in this culture and it means male rape victims need support so they can fully process their experiences without a bombardment of messages telling them that their masculinity is defined by how much sex they have, consensual or not. Boys today are taught that their consent to sex is constant and unquestionable, that they can’t be raped by a woman, and that’s not true. This boy deserves better and his teachers who RAPED him deserve jail as much as any adult who takes advantage of a child.