• Thu, Oct 11 2012

State Representative Explains What He Meant When He Said “Some Girls Rape Easy”

roger rivard

It’s totally all okay, you guys. State Rep. Roger Rivard didn’t really mean it when he said that some girls are easy to rape! Here is his insane justification for his statement!

He told The Journal Sentinel that his father told him not to have premarital sex, explaining:

“He also told me one thing, ‘If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,’ ” Rivard said. “Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she’s not going to say, ‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.’ All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she’s underage. And he just said, ‘Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,’ he said, ‘they rape so easy.’

“What the whole genesis of it was, it was advice to me, telling me, ‘If you’re going to go down that road, you may have consensual sex that night and then the next morning it may be rape.’ So the way he said it was, ‘Just remember, Roger, some girls, they rape so easy. It may be rape the next morning.’

“So it’s been kind of taken out of context.”

So, in conclusion: women, it’s all your fault. It’s your fault because a bunch of women lie about rape. Like, a whole bunch. Despite the socially devastating consequences that go along with bringing a rape allegation to trial (and the fact that, even in this really modern age, it’s a bureaucratic nightmare to do so). Women! Hah. Their favorite thing to do next to eating chocolate and buying shoes is lying about being raped.

Wait. I don’t believe that, perhaps because my father did not give me a horrible perspective on how people behave. Also, I don’t justify my insane beliefs by saying “it’s true because my dad told me so.”

Roger, your dad sounds awful. The fact that men still assume that if a woman says she’s been raped she’s just lying about it is awful. The fact that you could represent a state with such antiquated attitudes about an entire sex is awful. Everything is awful. I hate the world now. I guess I’ll go eat some chocolate and then accuse the man at the counter of sexually assaulting me, that’ll cheer me right up.

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  • Celia

    I’m saying this as a woman, but I can actually see his point. some women DO lie about rape because they’re scared, or don’t know how to own up to their actions. Is it right? No, but it does cast a bad light on those who were actually sexually assaulted. And his dad was telling him this in a completely different time when premarital sex and pregnancy out of marriage was a far bigger deal and thus people went to extremes so their reputations weren’t ruined. I don’t think its fair to act like he was saying its easy to rape girls, just like its not fair to say all girls lie about rape. Really, sometimes it seems like you just need to grow up and not take every statement as a personal attack on your rights as a woman.

    • S.

      You make me really sick. I almost doubt you ARE a woman. Maybe get a karyotype done just to make sure you really DO have two X chromosomes? Just saying.

    • Amy

      Seriously?!! I really doubt that you are a woman, because I
      can’t believe an actual woman would say something so completely ridiculous. So,
      this fuckwit makes a statement about how some women ‘rape easy’ implying some
      women are clearly asking for it, then goes on to justify that statement by
      explaining that lots and lots of women lie about being raped because they’re big
      old sluts and are ashamed like they should be and THAT was what he actually meant. And you think he has a point. You need to get off whatever drugs you’re
      taking because you seem to have totally lost touch with reality.

    • Maggie

      I’m saying this as a (real) woman: the only point Rivard has is that he and his pathetic, redneck father think that women are weak liars who can’t control ourselves and then lie about it. And his statement was most definitely an attack on our rights as women: in saying that some girls lie about rape, he is discounting the thousands who don’t, and making the trauma they experienced seem invalid. This is the kind of fodder that Republican douchebags will hurl into their next debate on whether or not women should have access to birth control, and whether abortion in cases of rape should be allowed. I don’t understand how you, as a woman, can possibly try to see sense in this disgusting pile of misogyny.

  • Maggie

    WHO VOTES FOR THESE PEOPLE. Seriously, the people who elected this guy and all the other douchebag Republicans out there (I’m looking at you, Todd Akin!) need to take a time out and really think about the effectiveness of their brains, or lack thereof.