Jump to content

Outrage after Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson claims a victim's body can prevent rape


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Hayleymumof3

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE
A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim "didn't put up a fight" during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen."

The California Commission on Judicial Performance voted 10-0 to impose a public admonishment on Thursday, saying Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson's comments were inappropriate and a breach of judicial ethics.


He should be asked to resign that is just disgusting.

#2 JaneDoe2010

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

I read that too. Disgusting.

#3 BetteBoop

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Yes, some judges are silly old buggers with archaic beliefs.

On the plus side, the fact that an independent body overruled it 10-0 warms my old cranky heart.

Not too long ago, this judge's opinion wasn't uncommon. So the global reporting on statements like this is proof opinions have changed and it's no longer acceptable to openly blame a rape victim for being unable to prevent the rape.

#4 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

Whenever I see a comment about the body being able to prevent rape, all I can think of is being able to spray someone like a skunk.

Which would be a nifty ability to have, but I am yet to meet anyone with that skill.  


#5 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

D1ckhead.

#6 rabbit hyde

Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

I for one am grateful to have these over the hill men informing woman about their own bodies and making descisions regarding our control over them.

Really puts you at ease.

*This post is dripping with sarcasm if no-one could tell*

#7 BadCat

Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

Pfft.  I thought dinosaurs were extinct.

I'm with BB here.  Not so long ago there would have been no, or minimal, outrage about something like this.  I'm glad that he is copping the pasting he deserves.

Doesn't stop  me from wanting to shove something rather forcibly into some of his orifices to see if his body sprouts anti-personnel devices though.

Edited by BadCat, 14 December 2012 - 07:29 PM.


#8 MammaBee81

Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

As a senior instructor in martial arts and self defence, I think I would like to weigh in a little here.

My philosophy and teaching is that your aim should always be to try and empower yourself by making a decision to do "something" when faced with such a scenario.

NOW, that "something" can also include making a decision to not fight against what is happening. Your assessment of the situation might be that by chosing not to fight back, you will be preserving your life and minimising the physical damage. This is a perfectly valid self defence mechanism that I believe MUST be considered along with the traditional teaching of mounting a physical assault on your attacker. In making the decision to not fight back physically, I would encourage you to actively to do it with your mind instead - in the way of taking note of features about the attacker (in the case of an unknown attacker) that might lead Police to identify them (such as description, smell, etc), and carefully preserving evidence.

You do what is best for you in weighing up the situation and your life situation. Nobody else can tell you whether that decision was right for you.

And I will challenge anyone who takes the opposing view (!!).

Grr. I think there is steam escaping from my ears...

#9 Niamh23

Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

One wonders if he would say the same thing to his daughter/wife/sister if they were raped...




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

Toddler freed after getting trapped in escalator

A shopping centre escalator needed to be pulled apart to free a toddler's trapped hand.

Why I'm kind of excited about my daughter's nits

Is it weird to say that I am secretly thrilled to find that my daughter Edie has nits?

Baby born at 10:11 on 12-13-14

Well, it's actually 13-12-14 to us over here. But still, Clare Elizabeth Keane's consecutive numerical birth time is pretty special.

On holding tightly and loving fiercely

We can't live in fear. This post is about Christmas and how at this time we should be celebrating life and grateful for what we have: our loved ones who we cherish fiercely.

Babies, relatives and coping with Christmas day

Everyone will love your baby but your baby may not be so happy to be passed around a lot of new people - nor may you want to feed with an audience.

Why I won't be posting pictures of my baby on Facebook

There are pros and cons to this policy.

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.