One rape case against Darren Sharper was dismissed in Florida this week but more are still active in four other states, leaving sports fans struggling to understand how the former footballer hid the monster so many victims accuse him of being.
First, it must be restated, as my colleague mentioned in February, rape is not about some unattractive dude using the violent act to have sex with unwilling women because that's his only option. The notion that Sharper is too handsome to be a rapist is ridiculous. Rape is about power and control, sex becomes a tool to subjugate another person. As for Sharper, his victims across the country have mostly the same story.