Last I heard, all the military personnel lost their careers, most lost their families, and all will forever have the stigma of a rape accusation attached to the names.
Alternately...we haven't seen the footage. What looks to one person like clear consent could look to another like a situation where a woman just isn't fighting back - and is even participating as instructed - because she doesn't want to deal with retaliatory violence from five men in addition to an inevitable rape.
if someone doubts rape victims' credibility, it's his or her fault and not that of some random crazy lady they read about on the internet.
Oh, that makes me feel so much better! All the times I was sexually assaulted, am continually sexually harassed, and the friends who have been raped by men doesn't mean ALL men are bad. How bigoted we are to go to serious lengths to protect ourselves from them! For hating the rape culture perpetuated by them! We're just equal sides of a coin - a coin where millions of women are raped and killed every day by men for simply being women.
To speak to your simplistic logic: get over the "mental stumbling block" that most women do not lie about being raped. There. Argument settled.
So why shouldn't we have a higher standard for men than that? Why is clear, enthusiastic consent such a difficult concept?
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