Georgia Republican’s bill would reclassify rape victims as ‘accusers’

What is wrong with these sick perverted misogynistic pigs?  They aren’t real men, they are sub-human and more deserving of abuse than any non-human animal.

They make me want to puke on them.  That and they all look like the Larry Craig closet case type.

From Raw Story:

By Nathan Diebenow
Saturday, February 5th, 2011

When is a rape victim legally a victim of rape?

According to a Georgia state representative, the term “victim” should be applied only after the accused has been convicted.

State Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) recently introduced a bill mandating that not only victims of rape be re-classified as “accusers,” but victims of stalking, harassment, and family violence should as well.

If passed, the legislation [PDF] would amend state criminal law “in the context of a number of statutes making reference to circumstances where there has not yet been a criminal conviction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.”

Critics said that they feared Franklin’s bill would decrease reports of rape, which is itself already an underreported crime [PDF], according to the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

“To be classified, off the bat, as an accuser instead of as a victim places one more barrier to reporting the crime to the authorities,” Amie Newman of RH Reality Check wrote recently.

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2 Responses to “Georgia Republican’s bill would reclassify rape victims as ‘accusers’”

  1. quenyar Says:

    Interesting. Rape as a victimless crime.
    What has gotten into these so-called Southern Gentlemen? I read To Kill a Mockingbird and know that rape was a capital crime in several Southern states. What the hell is going on here?

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