There is a reason the judicial system doesn't pay attention to women who have been raped.
We are in the clutches of an hysteria about women and sex called the #metoo movement.
It is in some ways connected to rape but the connection is tenuous. In most public cases, of which there have been nearly 50, as I write this blog, most consist of consenting sex or sexual advances that are unwanted, at least afterward.
Nobody clearly understands the relationship of women to their sexuality. Let me explain.
Survey data shows that more than 70% of what women tell survey interviewers were rapes are not reported to police and recorded in FBI statistics. (320,000 women told interviewers that a rape occurred to them in U.S.,(1.2 per 100,000 women); roughly 100,000 of those women actually reported the rape to police at (0.4 per 100k.)
Of those reported less than half result in convictions. That means jail time for 16% or one out of 6 rapists.
In a detailed case study in Southern Virginia, more than than 80% of rapes were not reported. Of those reported, less than 40% were pursued to a criminal conviction. With a final 12% of rapists serving criminal time. One out of 8 in a reliable study.
Frankly, I think the detailed data is more accurate than the general national FBI data.
Considering the number of rapes that occur and the number of men who are reported and the small proportion of those who go to trial and are convicted one can see where there seems to be a lot of smoke and not much fire. I can see where the police and prosecutors treat this as a crime that is hard for the justice system to pursue.
To put it another way, real rape doesn’t fit into the justice system very well. Sexual harassment is inherently more ephemeral.
The #metoo movement is evidently hysteria where men can be accused of being men, and only celebrities get punished,
Also men in the workplace probably get punished on occasion too because the accusers can get monetary settlements.
From my perspective, men and women have inadequate experience with heterosexual sex and a great many of such connections are confused, bungled and a complete mess. It is hard for the justice system to deal with men and women learning how to have comfortable and pleasurable sex.