‘This is a he said, she said thing’: Horrible comments left on Alabama rape news story
‘Women are not the sexual equals of men and never will be’
A male student at the University of Alabama was arrested in connection with the rape of a female student this weekend.
The woman was drinking with Joseph Pitts in a dorm room when she passed out. She was woken by two friends who say they witnessed Pitts having sex with her while she was unconscious. He was charged with first-degree rape.
When AL.com reported the story, people began commenting on the article. Many of the comments are horrible, victim-blaming and show that society has a long way to go in the way we handle cases of sexual assault.
Some suggested the woman should face charges as well
Others called bullshit on the victim’s story
A few people expressed their sympathy for the man who allegedly sexually assaulted her. Poor guy
Some people wanted more information than was provided
There were a few who suggested that if she hadn’t been drinking, this probably never would have happened. Right?
A woman who has been sexually assaulted — her alleged attacker charged with first-degree rape — is still facing questions, accusations of lying and suggestions that this was somehow her fault because she chose to have a drink with friends.
As a society, we have a long way to go.