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.