One of the things I always find interesting about articles on rape (especially those involving athletes) is that there will invariably be a disturbing amount of people/men piping in t0 defend the accused rapist. Specifically with this implication: there are a lot of women out there that are willing to risk being known forever as a rape victim and possibly face unending harassment by crazed fans if their names are ever leaked just to make a buck.
I always walk away thinking a couple things: 1) this says more about the commenters and their sense of morals than it does about the accuser’s guilt or innocence, and, likewise, 2) this says a lot about the commenters’ opinions about women.
It’s not that it’s not possible that there are some very disturbed individuals willing to go down this avenue for a pay out. But, let’s face it, it’s much more likely that locker room culture is/and has been a misogynistic breeding ground for ultra aggressive males that don’t know that no means no, because they’ve been trained not to accept losing — and that mind set has carried over to their sexual conquests.