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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Will you be convicted for rape?

So, let's say you decide to sexually assault someone.

Your pick: any gender, age, race, religion, orientation, or ability.

Now, depending upon some of the other factors, it might be more or less likely that you will be reported, successfully prosecuted, and sentenced to serve time in jail or prison.

In general, you will be less likely to serve time in jail for sexually assaulting a young child who is pre-verbal, someone with a mental illness or developmental abilities, or an elderly adult who is reliant upon you. Or, you could always choose to sexually assault someone who is somehow ostracized or part of a minority group who rarely receives justice.

But, even if you don't want to sexually assault someone from a more vulnerable population, don't worry: you still probably won't be held accountable for your crime! According to RAINN.org, 94% of rapists never spend a day in jail.

So, congratulations. Most likely, you will be able to brutalize your victim without repercussions!**

**Well...without repercussions to you. Your victim will be 3 times more likely to suffer from depression, 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide, 6 times more likely to be diagnosed with PTSD, 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol, and 23 times more likely to abuse drugs.


  1. A prominent hockey player from the NHL is now raising money to help men who were abused. He said on radio that there is so much money available to help sexually abused women, but we really need to help the guys.
    I agree that we need to help the guys, but I would sure like to know where all the supposed help for assaulted women has gone.

  2. Male victims 100% need and deserve services. But, there certainly is not enough money for supporting male or female victims of sexual assault.

  3. Umm... so, don't be near a rapist?

  4. Or: help to create a society where rapists are held accountable for their actions.

  5. I was raped, and my rapist was one of the 15 that walked free.

    I will never regret anything more than the fact that he could rape someone else because I was too afraid to report him.

    Report rape. If you don't, it not only affects you but also any future targets.

  6. Sorry, but your percentages are completely incorrect. You assume that the average chance of arrest, prosecution, conviction and spending time in jail for all crimes applies directly to rape. I'm pretty sure for a crime that is so severe the percentages (at least on some parts) are a lot higher.