*Trigger warning* This post includes talk of rape/sexual assault.
I was scrolling through Facebook today and saw something that not only makes me sick to my stomach but absolutely disgusted in this country. An Oklahoma court has decided that…brace yourselves….”oral sex is not rape, if the victim is unconscious from drinking”
WHAT THE FUCK?! How? Please explain to me how the hell this makes sense. In case our makers of the law are somehow confused by this; rape occurs when you don’t give consent. If someone is not able to give consent then it is rape. Oral sex is still a form of sex and it therefore requires consent.
This is the most fucking ridiculous thing that I have ever heard of and it is not only making me furious but I want to cry because I’m so fucking angry. This is exactly why rape culture still exist. Because even our fucking courts can’t do their damn jobs.
At first, I seriously thought that this was a joke but here’s a quote from the court:
“Forcible sodomy cannot occur where a victim is so intoxicated as to be completely unconscious at the time of the sexual act of oral copulation,” the decision read. Its reasoning, the court said, was that the statute listed several circumstances that constitute force, and yet was silent on incapacitation due to the victim drinking alcohol. “We will not, in order to justify prosecution of a person for an offense, enlarge a statute beyond the fair meaning of its language.”
If you want to read the article yourself you can click here. I am absolutely disgusted at the United States justice system. This is fucking bullshit.