Just the missionary position

Posted in O RLY? on February 12th, 2011 by steph – 10 Comments

If you were raped, and part of that rape involved the rapist holding you down with his body, guess what? That’s just the missionary position, silly.

(This is not me making a definitive call on whether or not Assange is a rapist, but rather commenting on the idea that it’s fairly common for people to try to redefine the experiences of victims – for example, street harrassment is “just a compliment”- and that there’s something to be said about  “he held me down with his body” being refuted by saying “that’s a normal sexual position” as if the woman wouldn’t know what was an okay sexual position experience and what was force that she wasn’t consenting to)