Why All This Confusion About Rape?
The act and threat of rape and its implications has this long lasting effect of marginalization and oppression. It makes the crime in and of itself this pervasively powerful, evil and egregious act of unquestionable and substantive dominance.
While sexual assault crime victims grapple with the intensely involuntary yet unwarranted and unjustly shame and guilt in the processing and healing from this immoral offense, a psychology develops to allow the victim to adapt to this predator/prey existence or its marginalization and oppression.
However, when the victim is approximately aware of the attacker it seems always likely that the victim is silenced by not just the fear and anguish arising from the assault, but from the reprisal of denials, doubts, and discrediting that ensues thereafter.
Based on my observations which in this context are insufficiently informed and narrow in scope: if the perpetrator(s) can be easily racialized or detached by socioeconomic association it synaptic-ly becomes less about the marginalization and oppression and takes on a false consensus effect, if you will, a more tribalistic attachment is then conferred as a scourge of heinous violence in its broad stroking negative associations. This emotional bias certainly factors into the timing in making the crime known and whether or not justice is even pursued. This reasoning stems from a historical precedent of hypervigilance in defending and sustaining privilege and entitlement, and the taint of false testimony. Muddying the calls of justice with unaccountable retribution indeed.
But this confuses me though
I have never heard a white woman who is approximately aware of her attacker and brutalised by rape exult that a white man without equivocation, did this to her in those exact words as a descriptor, neither by matter of fact nor done falsely in my estimation. In this instance he is just a rapist, a creep, or the president of the United States.
Which leads me to Donald Trump wondering aloud about why Barack Obama has not been accused of sexual assault by comparison. In my summation Mr. Trump thinks Obama was incompetent too at this marginalizing and oppressing skill. When he was the republican nominee in 2016, Mr. Trump stated this.
Look, Obama is an incompetent. He’s an incompetent president. He doesn’t know what he’s doing, and he’s out campaigning all day long. He’s talking about me like he knows me. I don’t know him; he doesn’t know me.
Why doesn’t some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him? They could say it about anybody. They could say it about anybody. I’ll tell you what, he better be careful, because they could say it about anybody. Anybody at all.
But Obama is an incompetent. As a president he’s about as bad as it gets. Look at what’s happening, how Iran is taunting us. Look at the world.
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And here is where I believe that the marginalization and oppression occurring as a result of rape and all of its implications not just for the victim, but to society as a whole has this reverberating psychological impact. It is a disparate impact of epic disproportion. The traumatic arch of E. Jean Carroll’s reveal says a lot about this mode of marginalization and oppression, in what she says, and in what she does not say as a matter of fact. And the question I have is, Wouldn’t that matter of fact be much more effective in terms of result, and resounding in resonance, with and to her cause?