By Stheno - 16/09/2013 12:49 - United Kingdom - Bristol
Stheno tells us more.
Sorry it took so long to write back I didn't know my FML got posted :) Now to explain a little. It turns out his trail wasn't fair and the reason he was found guilty was because his cell mate made a deal to get out of being sentenced if he lied about my step father admitting to murdering someone. His da also turned out to be an alcoholic. There is no evidence connecting my step father of the murder and now we're working on getting him released :)
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Disgusting how some women go for murderers. Or rapists. These women are twisted inside.
Honestly, I think it has to do with pity. People have a way of twisting words to gain empathy, and I would think criminals are better at this than most. He would have played the "misunderstood nice guy" card, and said he really isn't a bad person. Their victims fall under their spell.
I love everyone brings up Harley Quinn here. That was my instant thought too. These type of men (and women too, though the type is much more prevalent in men) are master seducers. I have known a few of this type. Even being a psych grad and aware of that type and what they are doing, they were still able to charm me. I knew it was an act but it still evoked very real emotions. As a psych grad myself I can absolutely understand how Harley fell for the Joker. Awareness can sometimes lessen the effect of some approaches they might use, but it enhances others.
#95 that case about the teacher only being sentenced to a month makes me sick. Is that the same one where the judge said that the girl had just as much control as the man did and could have prevented her rape? Either way, it's infuriating how rapists get such short sentences, while other crimes like vandalism and hacking can get you 10+ years.
That makes my skin crawl, 107. The idea that the victim of a horrible crime is somehow to "blame" makes me want to punch people. I broke up with an ex the moment he said "but a lot of rape victims deserve it because they wear slutty clothing." That poor girl, justice failed her.
The way that the justice system works makes me sick. Did you hear about the Stanford rape victim? If you didn't, then there was a girl in Stanford who was found being raped by a college student behind a skip by two cyclists. It gained a lot of media attention because of the brutality of it. The poor woman was passed out the entire time and only found out about her rape when she woke up in hospital and they told her what had happened before performing a very long and extremely invasive exam before letting her go. At the court case, the rapist was only sentenced to six months because his father didn't want 'twenty minutes of not thinking' to ruin the rest of his life, not giving a single thought to the poor, poor woman who was drugged, dragged behind some dumpsters and brutally raped. The woman who will have to live with the inevitable trauma, the PTSD, the trust issues. The feeling of being violated. But, y'know, some white kid might get a boo boo in jail so no biggie.