And he kept laughing about it as if it’s amusing in some way, and then tried to say that it wasn’t a sexist law because “it goes both ways, and women can rape their husbands and get away with it too.” Because, you know, as long as everybody has the right to be a rapist it’s totally ok, and that also completely invalidates the fact that most rape/domestic abuse victims are women. If my husband rapes me I can just rape him back, and then we’re even, right? UMM, no. Screw you.
And I tried to call him out on his bullshit and said that marital rape was recognized as a crime nationwide in the 90s (which was way too late, but whatever), and a couple of other girls even backed me up, and he was just like “I’m never heard of that, this law was last amended in 1998, blah blah blah.” And I just looked it up, and rape within marriage is indeed a crime in all 50 states (thank God) but only 18 consider it equal to other rape (not surprised, but I still wanna break something).
I really don’t like this professor. His class is boring and the only way he knows how to get a reaction out of us is by making really sexist comments. And the guys always laugh and the girls always try not to kill him and it really really sucks and sometimes I freaking hate the world because apparently I just can’t escape this misogynistic bullshit and I don’t always have the energy to take on the world and then I feel guilty for letting the bastards get away with this crap.
I mean, it would be one thing if he was just starting a discussion about rape laws and how behind the times they are, but he wasn’t. And even if he was laughing at it because he thinks it’s a silly law, that’s not ok. Because he just stood in front of a class of 15 guys and said that if they rape their wives, they can definitely get away with it under Missouri law. Even as I was arguing with him, he kept insisting that the law said it was ok and that “she’s my wife” is a defense that would hold up in court.
What the hell.