Remember that turd terrarium politician who remarked that "some girls rape easy?" Well, pull up a chair, you old Dan Savage, you — It Gets Worse.
Rice Lake, Wisconsin's most embarrassing resident State Rep. Roger Rivard made his now-infamous comment about how guys gotta be careful about where they put their penises because girls consent to sex and then lying about getting raped all the time. Having our reputations dragged through the mud in the court system and being swabbed in the vagina and having our bodies treated as crime scenes is terribly fun for us womenfolk, you see.
But it turns out that the case being discussed in the "girls rape easy" (which really should be a Tenacious D song) interview was an actual rape of a 14-year-old girl in her high school band room, and there was no consent involved whatsoever. So Rivard is even more of a dick than we thought!
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Angela Beranek, the Democratic district attorney of Barron County, released a statement yesterday clarifying what Rivard was discussing.
The public needs to know the case Rep. Rivard was speaking about was not a 'Romeo and Juliet' situation. This was a sex act perpetrated by force against the will of the victim. There was no consent.
The case Rivard was discussing was that of 17-year-old Chetek high schooler Dennis Veldman, who in November of last year was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in his school band room. The girl says Veldman told her he wanted to have sex with her, and that she said no. He proceded to take her pants off, told her to lie still, and raped her. The girl told prosecutors that she was too scared to do anything, and that it hurt. In a deal, Veldman pled guilty to three counts of fourth degree sexual assault, for which he served 90 days in jail. Veldman returned to jail in September, when he punched a 13-year-old boy in the face, breaking his nose.
Rivard's "some girls rape easy" comment came about a month after a child was raped in a band room.
Since the comments, Paul Ryan, Governor Scott Walker, Senator Ron Johnson, and several other Republicans have backpedaled the fuck away from endorsing Rivard. But the Pioneer Press reports that local Wisconsin Republicans are continuing to hold rallies for Rivard, and that Wisconsin Right to Life and Pro-Life Wisconsin are still holding fast and strong to their beloved easy rapin' candidate.
Northwestern Wisconsin, I love you, but you're bringing me down.