You just KNOW I have to chime in on this one:
And while prosecutors say it is likely to be used only rarely - in cases in which victims don't pass out but are so impaired by alcohol they are "unable to appraise their own conduct," as one advocate put it - the change was heralded by experts who work with assault survivors.
Riiiiiiight .... use only rarely. Like when the woman signs the complaint? What prosecutor is going to say to the woman (and her advocate) ... "Sorry, we don't think she was really drunk. She's just promiscuous and regrets sex."
Yea, and he'll be branded a supporter of rapists.
"Alcohol is the No. 1 date-rape drug, and we've felt strongly that our statutes should reflect that reality," said Jill Groblewski, spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
Ok, I'm going to stereotype, about men : we don't even CONSIDER charging a woman with rape if she gets us drunk and wants to give us a blowjob ... even if she's ugly. Why? Men, in general don't feel the need to "go and tell" if we have interpersonal problems with a woman. But this gives the woman power of proxy by the state to punish any man who beds her and then doesn't call .. or if she just regrets it.
The coalition started lobbying for the change in the mid-1990s, when language on intoxicants was added to the rape statutes in response to a surge in assaults aided by drugs.
Didn't Angry Harry do a piece on how the date rape drugs (Roofies) was a MYTH?
"The change in legislation allows prosecutors to hold offenders accountable who use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault," Groblewski said. "It gives prosecutors additional charging options."
And it gives vindictive people, in this case mostly women, a way of hurting someone who had sex with them, but chooses not to have a relationship.
Did anyone else read Daphne Patai's book : "Heterophobia"?
In it a professor initiates a discussion about rape and false allegations. Two of the classes feminists become quite upset when people acknowledge false allegations. They deny that women EVER lie (or so rare as to be not worth mentioning)
Later, they charge the professor with sexual harrasment for even HAVING the discussion.
Well, common sense breaks out and the charges get dropped. But, then of the feminists, who said women don't lie about it, charged the professor with RAPE.
It was provably false. But the school gave her a payday anyways, and of course never punished her.
And this was the same woman who said women don't lie about rape.