Richard Dawkins continues his descent into utter assholery.
In my tweets I explicitly stated that I was considering the hypothetical case of a woman who testified that she COULDN'T REMEMBER.
— Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) September 19, 2014
The Tweets he is referring to can be found here.
So now Dawkins is claiming that whether or not someone can remember being raped has bearing on whether or not they were actually raped. As if not being able to remember being raped somehow means a victim wasn’t raped. I think we’ll call this the Cee-lo Green defense.
The singer Cee Lo Green has discussed a court case in which he pleaded no contest to supplying ecstasy to a woman in a series of tweets, including one that read : “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
The woman had claimed that she had no memory of the period between dining with Green at a sushi restaurant in 2012 and waking up naked in the singer’s bed.
Green’s lawyer argued that Green, 40, and the woman had “consensual relations”. No rape charges were filed due to lack of evidence.
Both Cee-lo Green and Richard Dawkins fail to understand (or they do understand but simply don’t care) that if there is no consent to sex, it is rape. If a woman says “I can’t remember what happened”, that doesn’t mean no rape happened. In fact, if she says that, you’ve likely crossed a line, bc you had sex with someone who was possibly impaired. If your thought processes are impaired, you can’t give informed consent. Without informed consent, IT. IS. RAPE.