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1 lostlakehiker  Apr 6, 2015 10:02:05pm

I have known a couple of women who volunteered that they had been raped. One was, at the time of the conversation, middle aged and comfortable and happy in her marriage. The rape was never reported to the authorities. Matters took a turn such that the report would have backfired and hurt people she didn’t want hurt.

But that does not mean that the attacker got off scot free. What did happen was that the French village where she had been living at the time had its own informal criminal justice system. The attacker, [and there wasn’t any question of who done it] was waylaid by the men of the village and thrashed, then warned that the next offense would cost him his life.

I speculate that this had to have somewhat eased the pain of being attacked, because part of that pain would figure to be a sense of helplessness and alone-ness, especially if the attack goes unpunished.

The other case involved a teenager of maybe 18 who’d been kidnapped at gunpoint by a local pack of high school students who’d stolen the guns and the car. They took her across several states, and the rapes were the least of her worries. They had decided to kill her when they were done with her. They were unaware of the feature, then just coming into use, of newer model cars—-inside release of the trunk.

The girl got out when the guys left her in the car unguarded out in the boonies, and walked across the snow, barefoot and bare the rest, to refuge at a farm house. She testified against the pack and they were duly convicted and sentenced as adults. They can’t have got life in prison without parole, due to their age, but it must have been a long 25 years or so for them. The girl seemed also to have her act together, though less time had passed and who wouldn’t be shaken.

It’s a lot better for the woman [or the man, if it’s a man as it sometimes is] if justice of some sort or other is done. I would encourage all victims to report the crime and seek [formal!] justice. You can win, and winning is vindication and a step toward recovering the sense of being in charge of one’s own life.

2 FemNaziBitch  Apr 7, 2015 5:30:35am

Thanks for that lostlakehiker.

What I find so sad is that it is only a small amount of the population that commits these crimes —over and over and over.

They know how to manipulate a system, until rather recently was created in their favor. They know how to manipulate their victims.

Until someone reports, there is not a paper trail (and hopefully evidence) that could lead to them.

Rapists do not rape just once.

They cause misery and illness in our society that can last generations.

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