Women have been drugged and raped by men for centuries. This medieval woman fought back — and won. – Vox

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.

Continue reading at Vox: Women have been drugged and raped by men for centuries. This medieval woman fought back — and won. – Vox

Regretfully, Ye Olde Blogge misread an article on Brock Turner’s rape of an unconscious young woman resulting in this erroneous sentence, See my collected rants of Brock “I’m a rapist who likes to jam splintery jagged hunks of wood up the ass of unconscious women behind dumpsters” Turner for my true feelings on sexual assault. It has since been corrected to read, 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.

We regret any misconceptions that this error may have produced.

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  1. When did Brock Turner talk of having hunks of wood up anyone? As far as I could see, he went to a party, so did she. Both got streaming drunk. Both got horny. Both tried to hit on people, got turned down . Girl called boyfriend and said she cc wanted to come over for sex…he want up for it as she was hammered.

    Then the two met and began kissing and groping. Nobody thought anything of it.though very possibly the girls boyfriend would have. The girls own sister didn’t try to stop them leaving.

    Then they went outside and were too horny to go to a motel. They just went behind the dumpster and…..what? Nobody knows. What seems to have happened is a failed attempt to have sex. Brock never even got his cock out. The girl passed out. Brock dedicated, and sat up, about to vomit. Suddenly he was attacked by three men. They had seen an apparently unconscious girl being attacked. Maybe. And maybe, as Brock said, she had just passed out and he’d stopped.

    There is no jagged wood. Hospital found nothing except possibly a few abrasions internally….could have been caused by Brock…our her boyfriend.

    Worth bearing in mind that Brock was a scholarship boy, so upset with the behavior of the rich kids on the swim team he was going to DROP OUT. Of Stanford. Of his whole future. He was upset with them and their typical rich boy ways. Doesn’t sound like a boy who rapes.

    Plus, have a careful read of her letter. It three times says “I wasfound by the dumpster, my dress up, my long necklace wrapped round my neck”. It’s the imagery of a serial killer victim. The whole thing sounds written by a professional hand, someone who knows how to plant suggestions.

    I cannot see a rape. If the girl was drunk and Brock not, ok…rape. but two drunk students who fall behind a dumpster and can’t even get further than raise the dress…can’t even get his dick out….how is it rape?

    And she did nothing….until the cops spoke about it in public. Then suddenly it was important to prosecute. I think, she was being mocked, by the rich kids, plus, her boyfriend must have been furious. She made a spectacle of herself, falling down drunk and getting of with a swimmer….who IS NOT OF THEIR SOCIAL CLASS.

    You are just helping rich kids persecute a scholarship boy. There’s no jagged wood!

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    1. Howdy Fiona!

      Thank you so much for stopping by, reading, and posting a comment. I am always happy to hear from readers. However, your read of what was available in the popular press is far different from what I read. I’m perfectly capable of getting details and facts wrong. I try not to which is why I link to sources of information. I don’t want to debate things with you, but if you could provide a source for some of your claims, I would appreciate it.

      You’re right about one thing: he didn’t penetrate her with a foreign object. I will go back and correct the posts that make this claim and insert a correction. In rereading the articles about the case, I can see where I misread the reports. It doesn’t make it better. He still raped her.

      You say he is a scholarship student so he doesn’t have as much money as the other Stanford students. That’s wrong. He’s an athletic scholarship. It is awarded independent of income.

      Lastly, and let me state this emphatically, drunkness does not justify sexual assault. Alcohol disinhibits us. What you do under the influence of alcohol is who you are. I’ve been drunk, especially in college, many times and never sexually assaulted anyone. Many men have.

      Like I said, I’m not interested in debating the merits of the case or the claims of the case. If you want to believe Brock’s story of how she was left abraded and bleeding from his assault was normal human consensual sex that’s your business. Luckily, the paradigm seems to be shifting so that we are no longer taking the man’s word for it, but are seriously considering accusations of sexual misconduct. There is a long way still to go.

      Thank you again for writing. Please come back and read some of the other articles here and share your thoughts.

      Huzzah!
      Jack

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  2. the male sense of entitlement and the negotiations for sex, has always been problematic.. Taking “no” for an answer is not what many men see as important or necessary. The law in many cases winds up as ambiguous at best and often not even considered. Interestingly , there are even Man on Man rape, which we almost never hear about , but does exist. The victims are often ignored or accused of being ” cock teasers” . and unfortunately most of the courts seem to find it difficult to prosecute. It looks like there is a slow turn for the better in the manner that the courts are now approaching these conflicts. Women are less afraid of confronting the perpetrator and now stand a chance of getting some justice. Hopefully Men will soon be able to have the same results in court and will not be held back by feelings of ” guilt ” or the courts not taking them seriously . ….funny how things can turn on a dime as some perps are finding out.

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    1. Howdy Francese!

      When the Ol’ Pussy Grabber was elected there was a noticeable uptick in the reporting of some of the lesser sexual assaults: unwanted groping, verbal threats, and that sort of thing. I truly worried about an increase in sexual assaults great and small. It’s too soon to see anything in the reported statistics, though.

      I very much like the varying degrees of empathy approach to interpersonal abuse and violence. It really makes sense to me as a way of understanding the phenomenon of sexual assault. I once volunteered at a rape crisis center and a mental health hotline and talked to many rape survivors including men. It is a terribly traumatizing and life changing experience that thankfully most men on even their worst days are willing to indulge.

      However, I also believe that all men are capable of sexual assault, the only difference is in how many circumstances will you lose enough empathy to commit the act. Some are wider and some are narrower.

      It is also true that women can sexually assault men. These are less widely considered as any male victim of a sex crime is, but the popularity of female teachers being charged with sexual abuse of students testifies to the changes in our views.

      Huzzah!
      Jack

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