Reddit.com Users Recall Raping Women
On the popular social media web site Reddit.com, a user asked the following question: "Reddit's had a few threads about sexual assault victims, but are there any redditors from the other side of the story? What were your motivations? Do you regret it?"
One of the more disturbing answers included: "I am a post-colleged age male who raped several girls through use of coercion, alcohol, and other tactics over a course of 3 years."
The admitted rapist went on to write that he is married, a "good looking guy" who can "get girls pretty daily."
Apparently, he was bored by consensual sex and looked for "attractive girls that were self-conscious about their looks. Girls who were pretty in their own unique way, but not the outgoing sort, mostly introverts ... Hopefully a girl who was a bit damaged."
He recalled taking them back to his apartment and wrote "great nights were the ones who squirmed, ones who didn't want to give in. I'd have to shush them down, and try to work on them slowly."
Other Reddit.com users recalled using peer pressure mixed messages to coerce and force women to have sex.
According to Google's DoubleClick Ad Planner, Reddit.com members are mostly male, about 72 percent, which may explain the misogynistic postings.
Crime victim advocate and founder of Survivors In Action, Alexis Moore, told The Huffington Post that this type of thread "will have a chilling effect on victims reporting instances of rape out of fear of having their rapist write about it."
"This will perhaps be another method that will be utilized by cyberstalkers for what we call cybervengence to harass, intimidate and torture victims."
Attorney Gloria Allred told The Huffington Post: "The conversation should be with anyone and everyone who has a perspective on it. If we can understand those who have committed sexual assault, then perhaps we can help to engage them, the victimizers, in a conversation about the harm that it does to the victims and why they should never engage in another sexual assault again."
Prosecution would be very difficult as Reddit.com is anonymous and there is no way of knowing if the rape stories are true.