TWO “RAPE” CASES have gotten lots of buzz above the Rio Bravo. Here’s how Judge Zapata would have ruled:
(1) At a Stanford University frat party, a young woman, 23, got herself plastered, passed out, and a horny boy, 19, had his way with her behind a dumpster. How romantic.
She reportedly was unconscious during the encounter, a vital point to remember as we move along.
A judge gave the frat boy a six-month sentence, which has hordes of people up in arms. A petition for his recall has many thousands of signatures.
The boy is the primary guilty party, of course. The girl is the secondary guilty party, in spite of feminist blather that the “victim” never shares any fault at all.
In this case, she does, big-time.
If she hadn’t drunk to excess — her choice — and passed out at a frat party surrounded by boozed-up, hormone-charged adolescents and young men, she would not have had her skirt lifted. Where was her brain?
Since she was unconscious during the booze-fueled event, she was not traumatized in spite of a long, weepy letter she sent to the judge after sobering up and hoping to excuse herself.
And she wasn’t a virgin. No university coed of 23 is these days with the possible exception of Brigham Young University students, certainly not at Stanford.
Had I been the judge, my sentence would be this:
For the horny frat boy: 40 days of community service.
For the very stupid girl: 30 days of community service.
I wouldn’t have been recalled. I would have been tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a burro’s backside.
Such are the silly times in which we live.
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(2) A woman schoolteacher — I forget where — was arrested and charged after it came to light that she had an ongoing sexual relationship with a male student, aged 13. She faces some very serious hard time in prison. Decades.
This is arrant nonsense.
A grown man taking advantage of girl of 13 is one thing, but it’s different when the roles are reversed. In spite of current cultural fads, males and females are very different.
The boy of 13 was not abused. As a former teenager — and every honest man is nodding his head — I can tell you without the slightest chance of being mistaken, that the kid has a smile plastered permanently on his face, and all his guy friends are giving him high-fives. The teacher is a looker.
Here is what Judge Zapata would do in this case:
Fire the teacher. Period. She clearly lacks sufficient sense and self-control for the job. Better that she works at Hooters.
But prison? Gimme a break.
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The court is now out of session. The judge is napping.
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(Note: The first sexual encounter would never have been publicized had not two European grad students happened by. It would have been just another of thousands of inebriated sexual encounters that occur at boozed-up frat parties.)