I think a lot of people do believe her. They just don’t care. They trivialize it.
I mean, he didn’t kill her, right? He didn’t beat her up. They just had sex. Maybe she ‘did’ want it. Maybe no really meant yes. Maybe she’s lying because she doesn’t want to admit she wanted it. What was she wearing?
That’s how people think. This is what patriarchy is. Diminishing the woman and trivializing her experience in favor of the man.
Because Gawd, we can’t ruin his reputation over it, right? I mean, he’s a nice guy.
Brock Turner’s father spoke for a lot of men when he said he didn’t think it was right to send his son to jail for a few minutes of “action.” It sucks.