Lois Feldman got really drunk at an Iowa Hawkeyes game. She then had sex with a man in a public bath room. But it's not her fault:
She doesn't remember. Of course not. She next blames her friends:
She said she doesn’t remember how much she drank, but the party’s hosts refilled her glass each time it was low “so I’m sure I drank a lot.”
Right. She's a "light drinker." It's her friends' fault. Those pesky friends just kept refilling your cup... that somehow found a way to empty itself. Quoting her lawyer, she notes:
Any criminal defense lawyer can see where this is heading. Feldman is about 30 minutes away from crying rape. Some predator saw Feldman's virtuous self. He then stole her chastity. What a disgrace.
Fortunately there were enough witnesses who watched her eagerly having sex. But in today's society, even an eye witness isn't always enough to prevent a man from facing a false rape claim.
Incidentally, if a drunk and drunk woman have sex, how can we say who raped whom? If both parties are drunk, then neither party should be able to consent to sex. So who's the rapist?
Unfortunately our law does not treat women and men equally. Women are not viewed as rational actors or autonomous beings - especially when it comes to matters of sex. When a woman gets drunk, has sex, and regrets it, it is the man who must be a rapist.
UPDATE: Some follow-up research reveals that Feldman is indeed trying to suggest that she was raped:
While police say a high-profile indecent conduct case in the Minneapolis Metrodome Saturday is closed, a Carroll woman involved in it told the Daily Times Herald she believes she was a victim of foul play rather than a willing collaborator.
"I would never ever do that," Feldman said. "My kids are my life. I go to church every Sunday."
But Feldman tells the Daily Times Herald she may have been drugged or otherwise victimized.
"Everybody thinks something got put in my drink," Feldman said.
She offers no further details as to how that might have happened or who may have been involved.
"Right, and that's what my attorney and I are working on," Feldman said.