Because “Sluts” Simply Can’t Be Human: The Outrage of the David Alex Park Case

[ADDEDENA: Go quickly to RenEv’sBelledame ‘s and Sylvia’s blogs for some serious and thoughful takes on the case, and what it says about the inequality and injustice of it all.]

Let’s suppose that you are a woman driving home after work.

Let’s say that you are driving alone on a deserted highway.

Suddenly, you are pulled over by who appears to be a cop.

Unfortunately, he’s not interested in any real traffic violations..he’s more interested in getting his certain sex freakery on….and uses the threat of jail to take full advantage of you sexually.

Now, he doesn’t actually rape you….well, not with his penis; but he does fondle your breasts, force his fingers between your legs, force you to stroke his…shall we say, "long arm of the law", and finally ejaculates on your body.

Then….much later, after the initial shock of this violation only begins to wear off, he decides to call you up at your personal residence (since he now has your real name and address and phone number as a result of his "citation"), and threatens you to keep your mouth shut about what just happened…..or else.

Now you get really angry….and find yourself a lawyer and press felony sexual harassment charges against the cop who violated you in this way.

Should be an open and shut case; a no-brainer; a boat race…right??

Ahhh….WRONG.

Not if you happen to live in Irvine, California.

Not if you manage to get Al Stokke as your opposing lawyer.

And especially not if you happen to be……a stripper.

The full story, courtesy of the Orange County Weekly with a (special bow of thanks to Radical Vixen)

From Orange County Weekly:
Illegally Park-ed

“No one disputes that an on-duty Irvine police officer got an erection and ejaculated on a motorist during an early-morning traffic stop in Laguna Beach. The female driver reported it, DNA testing confirmed it and officer David Alex Park finally admitted it.

When the case went to trial, however, defense attorney Al Stokke argued that Park wasn’t responsible for making sticky all over the woman’s sweater. He insisted that she made the married patrolman make the mess—after all, she was on her way home from work as a dancer at Captain Cream Cabaret.

“She got what she wanted,” said Stokke. “She’s an overtly sexual person.”

A jury of one woman and 11 men—many white and in their 50s or 60s—agreed with Stokke. On Feb. 2, after a half-day of deliberations, they found Park not guilty of three felony charges that he’d used his badge to win sexual favors during the December 2004 traffic stop.”:

Read the full article here for all the gory details.

[Going into sarcasm mode here] 

Well…of course, it really must be all her fault for being such an "openly sexual person" and for having the gall to work as a stripper…after all, all the "teasing" and seducing of men that she does, she must have wanted that cop to get his rocks off at her expense…what with how she "teases" and temps men for a living.

And of course, all strippers (and by extension, all "slutty", "whorish" women) really do want to be violated and basically raped by stalking cops using their badges and their deadly weapons to cop feels and get free handjobs and facials….they just aren’t the same as real women who manage to keep their legs closed and their virtue intact…until we need their wombs to make lots of babies for the Church or the Corporation or the State, that is.)

[/sarcasm mode]

Sounds familiar, Clones??  Kinda like the same rhetoric being slung of late by certain MRA trolls towards such "skanky", "slutty" women as the Duke rape accuser??

Or, the same rationale of "prostituted woman as eternal victim" (and incapable of free will or autonomy) put out by certain radicalfemimistantiporn activists??

Or…the same tired rationalizations being used to destroy families by "outing" sex workers (go over to Renegade Evolution’s blog for a classic example of the consequenses of such lowdown betrayal) "for their own good"??

But of course, women who dare to exercise their right to be overtly sexual and openly defy "the rules" of compulsory monogamy and sexual propriety should always be willing to give up their rights to be free and equal human beings, since that only applies to the virtuous and true and pure woman who knows her place and stays there…or so I guess.

Until ALL women are accorded the same protection and assumption of equality and full humanity, than NO woman is truly equal.  Just because you dance on a pole or trade sex for money or enjoy sex for pleasure shouldn’t open you up to being violated….either by sexual predators or by the judicial/political system. 

 

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