To the Canadian judge who asked a rape victim "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?"...
Well my question is...Why couldn't the penetrator just keep his penis in his pants? Why couldn't the assaulter just not shove her over the back of a sink? Why couldn't the rapist just not rape people?
Its people like you that are the problem, that are just as bad as the rapists, that are just as vulgar and disgusting and heartless. Its people like you who have the chance to stop these kind of happenings, to make an end for all the Brock Turner cases, to protect rape victims, and you don't.
As Mean Girls quotes, there are two types of evil people in this world; people who do evil things and people who see evil things being done and do nothing to stop it. You are that evil. You are the worst kind of person. You are sick. You have the power to make a change and you aren't. You are making young girls hate themselves. You are making young men think its justified to do what they have done. You are just as bad as the rapists.
You can apologize publicly all you want, you can apologize to the woman who went through this, and you can apologize one million times to reporters, but your actions in this case, speak much louder than your words that are a little too late.
"Why didn't you just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn't penetrate you?" you asked her. Why not?! Because she was probably being held against her will, because she was probably panicking inside, and because she was probably tired of fighting. Do you think its that easy for a nineteen year old girl to take down another human being? Especially after she had been drinking. No.
"Young women want to have sex, particularly if they're drunk."
And so do young men obviously. The difference is that alcohol is not an excuse for rape. Alcohol should not be a sacrifice for safety. Alcohol shouldn't be a punishment for women. Are you kidding me? It seems that these rapists want to have sex all the time, particularly if they don't have consent. And it seems that these judges don't care all the time, particularly the ones who ask girls why they don't keep their knees together. Women don't always want to have sex, regardless of if alcohol is involved or not.
"Some sex and pain sometimes go together".
So being raped and shoved over the bathroom sink at a house party counts as one of the times sex and pain go together? Okay, so you would like that? Since sex and pain go together sometimes you would like that too. To have a man, a stranger, force you over a sink and penetrate you?
Do you have a daughter? Or a wife? Or a sister? What about your own mother? How can you even look at them at this point? How can they even stand to be around someone like you? Who looks at women and objectifies them, who looks at women and has a biased view, who looks at women and sees them as "asking for it". Who views women as next to nothing.
I guess my question to you Judge is how can you look yourself in the mirror and be okay with yourself? When that 19-year-old girl, who was raped over the sink in a bathroom, can't even look herself in the mirror because you made her hate herself?