Not everything women do is sexual. If a girl walks into your room wearing red lingerie, strips off her clothes, puts your hands on her hair and starts to suck your dick, then guess what? You just raped her, because maybe she really didn’t intend to do what she just did.
Maybe she didn’t even do it at all. Maybe you did it to her.
A Peruvian court has declared that a woman who wore red underwear to a party could not have been raped because the garment signalled she intended to have sex.
The South Zone Transitory Supraprovincial Collegiate Criminal Court ruled in a rape case that the complainant’s choice of lacy red knickers gave the impression she was ‘prepared or willing’ to have sex with the defendant.
The judges said that the victim was not shy and reserved as she claimed, citing her choice of underwear as evidence and acquitting the defendant.
The decision, made in the city of Ica on October 29, sparked outrage in Peru, where women having taken to the streets in protest – some with red knickers around their legs.
The identities of those involved in the case – first reported in late January 2019 – have not been included in official documents.
However, Peruvian media have named the accused as a 22-year-old man. The victim – who has not been named in the media – is reportedly a 20-year-old woman.
According to local media, the woman said she fell unconscious at a party after being taken their by the accused who told her they were going to collect some official documents.
The following day she awoke naked in the accused’s bed.
The accused maintains that the allegations are an act of ‘revenge’ against him by the victim.
Judges Ronald Anayhuaman Andia, Diana Jurado Espino and Lucy Castro Chacaltana argued that the complainant had misrepresented herself, claiming that women only wear red underwear when intending to have sex.
‘The supposed personality represented by her [the victim] (shy) does not relate to the undergarment she used on the day of the incident as this type of women’s underwear is normally used on special occasions leading to moments of intimacy, which gives the impression that the woman prepared or willing to have sexual relations with the accused.’
The judges also claimed there were ‘omissions’ in the complainant’s testimonies.
Video shows women and others gathered outside the Ica courthouse to protest the decision and chanting A Rapist in Your Path – a feminist protest song.
Protests have also been held in the Peruvian capital, Lima.
Look, maybe she did consent to sex at the time, but that doesn’t mean that she wasn’t raped. It’s likely that she regrets having sex with him, for whatever reason, and that makes her feel bad.
People wouldn’t willingly choose to do something that makes them feel bad, so, as a matter of fact, she was indeed raped, because she wouldn’t have chosen to have sex with him if she knew that it would make her feel bad.
That’s how it works in the Western world nowadays — but not in Peru, for now.