« on: December 01, 2014, 01:36:48 am »
I feel like I should ask... if you heard this same story, but it was a woman being assaulted by a man, would you also be incredulous that she did nothing to stop the assault?
I am not accusing you of sexism, I am just wondering whether you have some mental models you might want to examine a little more closely, because I don't find it at all strange or confusing that he didn't resist the assault.
I find it strange that anyone who was in an art instillation with two associates in the other room wouldn't at least call out for assistance, yes. Male or female.
This wasn't an alley, or a college dorm room. It was an art instillation with two associates in the other room.
When you're being sexually assaulted or raped, a lot of the time you don't want to draw attention. It's an irrational kneejerk reaction, but you don't want anyone to see what's going on out of fear and shame, and that aversion is stronger than the rational knowledge that other people can get you out of your predicament. Yes, this does last for the entire duration quite a bit of the time. Hell, in my experience it can last for days, weeks, or years after the fact.