man has sex with what??

Ok, I shouldn’t be reading trashy shit like this, but the headline alone was appaling enough to make me curious.

Servo sex man avoids jail – Yahoo!7 News.

He had a sex with ‘a woman’. Why is she not in the news? The police asked him to stop, but he continued. Did the police ask her to stop? Did she continue? I don’t understand this!!!!! How is the woman completely absent in this story??? This story presents sex as something that men do and something that women have done to them. Ok, nothing new there – sadly, I think most people┬ástill think like this. But the complete absence of the woman in this story is too horrific.

And is the last nugget of information about him having assaulted his previous partner supposed to make us suspect this time was rape? If it was rape (and that’s why the woman’s actions aren’t mentioned at all?), then the story should be reported as rape, and not merely as ‘sex in public’.

2 responses to “man has sex with what??

  1. Pyotr Petrovic

    “How is the woman completely absent in this story???”

    She’s assumed innocent because she’s a woman.

    “And is the last nugget of information about him having assaulted his previous partner supposed to make us suspect this time was rape?”

    Yes, because the press are hell bent on presenting men in a negative light on a constant basis.

    • womanvsfeminist

      She’s assumed innocent of what? Having sex in the car? That’s my point – if she was there and it was consensual, she should appear in the story as having taken part in the sex.

      I don’t think the media is hell bent on presenting men in a negative light on a constant basis. You only have to consider the recent Lara Bingle/Fevola/Matthew Clarke story. Lara Bingle came out of that worse than the other two which was completely unfair. In fact, Emily Maguire has recently written a very good piece about how women are given a raw deal by the media: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/lifematters/bad-girl-backlash-20100405-rm5c.html

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