The word “rape” has been so abused, with all of these different types of “rape” that do not involve force, that we don’t really have a term for a man grabbing a woman on the street and forcing his penis into her.
If a woman is drunk, if she is under 16 (or 18 or whatever), if she regrets it later – it’s all “rape” now. Most heterosexual sex now qualifies as some variety of rape.
For the “old school rape,” I’ve argued we should called it “classic rape” or “rape: classic.”
The way to tell the difference between “rape: classic” and these new forms of rape is very simple: does she have bruises?
This woman has a broken jaw, so yes: that’s a classic rape.
A 26-year-old man allegedly raped and beat a University of Wisconsin at Madison student and then posed as an innocent bystander after the attack, cops said.
Brandon Thompson, 26, was busted Wednesday for sexual assault, reckless injury, and strangulation in connection with the “horrific” assault that left a young woman clinging to life, according to Madison police.
“This case will not be complete until this cowardly attacker receives the justice he deserves,” Chief Shon Barnes said at a press conference.
Thompson was arrested three days after allegedly pouncing on the student as she walked through the college town’s commercial district around 3:30 a.m.
The suspect allegedly broke the woman’s jaw and left her with “life-threatening injuries” in a vicious sexual assault that police called a “top priority” for the department.
Thompson allegedly hung around the scene of the crime after brutalizing the young woman and spoke directly with an eyewitness who rushed to the victim after hearing a “commotion.”
“Thompson told this witness that he had ‘just found’ our survivor, pretending to be an innocent bystander,” Barnes said.
He refused to stick around, however, and jetted off in a black sedan before police could arrive.
Though police collected DNA and other physical evidence from the scene, community home surveillance footage led them directly to Thompson.
“As a result of this video, detectives were able to read a license plate that directly led to the identification of Brandon Thompson as the perpetrator of this assault,” said Paige Valenta, the department’s assistant chief of investigative services.
Officials do not believe there is any connection between Thompson and his victim — he likely saw her walking through the college town and decided to attack.
I’m going to go ahead and say it is still the woman’s fault, as she never should have been walking without a male escort, let alone in an area with loose black males.