We here at the Psy really like rape. Er, I mean, we’re interested in rape, which is to say that rape is very much on our minds… Ugh! I mean that after having worked for a rape crisis center and sexually transmitted disease clinic and as an HIV test counselor and as a case manager for people with AIDS and as a therapist, I have a very distinct attitude towards rape and that is that it is not okay. I refuse to call the pustular slug currently defiling the White House anything other than the Ol’ Pussy Grabber to remind us all that he is a confessed rapist. I write frequently about psychopathy, narcissistic personality disorder, lack of empathy and the ways it affects our interactions, namely making sexual assault more likely. See my collected rants of Brock “I’m a rapist who likes to finger fuck unconscious women behind dumpsters” Turner for my true feelings on sexual assault.
While I was preparing to write a very personal story about a rapey situation that I was once a party to in celebration of the Bill Cosby rape trial, this article caught my eye. It combines my love of history, irony, and rape. I hope you enjoy it as well.
Women have been drugged and raped by men for centuries. This medieval woman fought back — and won.
A lesson for the Cosby trial?
In southwest England in 1292, Isabella Plomet brings a legal complaint against Ralph de Worgan, a local physician. She alleges that he abused his medical position to drug and rape her.Br
Drug- or alcohol-facilitated sexual assault is perceived by many as a recent concept, with campuses and anti-rape activists mobilizing to raise awareness. But this remarkable case, recently discovered by medieval historian Gwen Seabourne — with its distant echoes of the Bill Cosby trial — shows how a 13th-century jury recognized sex with an intoxicated person as assault and punished the perpetrator accordingly.