The Double Standards of Rape

Either being coerced or forced into having sex without your consent is not rape, or it is — the double standards must stop

A. Joshua W.
In Medio Stat Veritas
9 min readFeb 5, 2023

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Image Credit: Anthony Rondinone, Instagram #anthonyrondinone

(*While the names have been changed to protect privacy, all other information is factual & describes actual events)

Jordan* lived in a state of constant fear & anxiety.

After being caught in an affair, Logan* (Jordan’s spouse of sixteen years) had moved out of their house and filed for divorce. In the temporary order, the judge granted occupancy of the marital residence to Jordan & their children. However, until the divorce was finalized, Logan’s name remained on the title as a co-owner. This meant Logan could not be denied access to the house, nor held liable for breaking (or prevented from taking) any of their property, since technically it belonged to both of them.

Logan had always had problems with anger, alcohol, drugs, & cheating, and things had only gotten worse over the years. Nevertheless, Jordan believed their marriage could still be saved if both people were willing to try, and if one person was not, then at least they could proceed with the divorce in an amiable manner.

Despite this, Logan began making false claims that Jordan had been violent, unfaithful, & addicted to drugs…

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A. Joshua W.
In Medio Stat Veritas

Full-time single father of 3 sons, INFJ, HSP/empath, narc abuse survivor, former rising star in chiropractic until lies & biases destroyed my career.