No violins or flowers for these.

A disturbing post from Philosopher Mouse.

Naturally, being rather naive in my 50s I had to DDG (Duck Duck Go) to discover what a rape kit was. I thought a rape kit, was, well, you can guess.

Apparently not. According to Wiki it is:

A sexual assault evidence collection kit, sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kit, Sexual offense evidence collection (SOEC) kit or Physical Evidence Recovery Kit (PERK) kit,[1] is a set of items used by medical personnel for gathering and preserving physical evidence following an allegation of sexual assault which can be used in rape investigation.

The full Wiki link is here

And read about approx 1 in 5 women in the US being raped – at least once – here. On that site you can also read that the arrest rate is 25%. Conviction rate isn’t mentioned.

Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge

Chicks fighting! Woo-hoo. Nails sharpen. Polish chipped. Lipstick smeared.

Pulpits and iPads blazing.

Can it get any better? (Spill it. Aren’t men on both sides secretly “energized”?)

The smug self-righteous against the smug intellectuals. The cackling and cursing deafening.

So much anguish and outrage.

(Guess that Valentine’s lovey-dovie feeling didn’t last too long?)

Unfortunately, some Houston area women are left holding more thorns than rose petals – and wondering why some that outrage hasn’t been directed towards their situations.

It’s a nasty little secret.

No, not the human trafficking that’s all over the media. But it’s just as bad. Maybe worse.

It was hidden, but tried to swim to the surface in 2009. (So they ordered an investigation!)

In July, 2011, the estimate stood at about 4,000. By August, 2011, thousands more were discovered. Last year Houston Police Department received a federal grant in order to discover exactly how…

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2 Responses to No violins or flowers for these.

  1. Kyanite Blue says:

    This was a very uncomfortable read for me, especially when followed through to source.
    It upset me so, I may have got it’s gist wrong.
    But, it suggested marital rape, that is not really recognised now, let alone when I was conceived.


    • You know me, I fixed on the numbers ie the thousands of tests that were sitting there not being processed so the cases weren’t being followed up. I thought marital rape was recognised (although not years ago cos you couldn’t testify against your husband etc etc) – but again, I’m not up on this stuff these days. Just checked – marital exemption ended in UK in 1991 – which bears out your birthdate, but at least has put things on a better footing since 91. Hopefully.

      The original post was about the backlog in Houston, Texas, and there are others elsewhere in the US. No idea what the score is in the UK. Too busy washing up to check 😦


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