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    For anyone doubting the story, a (male) friend of mine in high school saw APC in Australia on that tour and claimed that Maynard tried to drug his (female) friend. Same time period, same age of victim. I heard that story years ago and didn't really know what to make of it (i.e. it was plausible, but I didn't have enough details to pass any kind of judgment about its validity). Now I'm sure it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    there's very little more consent one can give outside of just saying 'let's have sex.'
    That’s literally what getting consent is — actual agreement to an act. And the idea that a 36 year old man wouldn’t see the million things wrong about this situation (with a 17 year old no less) is so ridiculous. If you’re with a new potential partner you don’t just start doing things to that person without knowing in completely clear and vocal terms that it’s a mutual desire and to do anything less is gross and wrong and proof that the other person’s wants and interests are secondary to you.

    This story is of someone luring a 17 year old fan into a private environment where that 17 year old had far less power than tbey did and using that imbalance to rape them. To act like it’s anything less is disgusting. The fact he says he can’t talk about things with her where other people are around is proof he knew what he was doing was wrong and that he needed to be isolated to get away with it.

    There are tons of stories of him having sex with fans and it was out in the open and intent was clear. Why would he feel the need to hide his behavior in this case if he didn’t know it wasn’t alright? If you want to say you want to hear more before making up your mind that’s one thing but to view this as true and then still defend it is so wrong. If this is true, he raped a teenager. Rape doesn’t have to involve any more violence than the act itself consists of to count as rape. No one is comparing his behavior to the behavior of someone like BTK, but they are equating his behavior to what it is, which is rape.

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    Gaining consent is the easiest thing in the world if the person you are asking actually wants to fuck you. If you are too immature to open your mouth and ask, you have no business trying to fuck anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    Gaining consent is the easiest thing in the world if the person you are asking actually wants to fuck you. If you are too immature to open your mouth and ask, you have no business trying to fuck anyone.
    But but but if a girl chooses to be around me that must mean she wants to have sex, right?

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    Yeah, basically. The mere existence of women is just implied consent to so many folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    This seems to be the one detail in the story that literally nobody in the universe debated.



    I really can't imagine Maynard set out to rape her judging on this story alone. He's a rock star who had sex with a different woman every night. He probably had sex with plenty of chicks who wanted to be doing it but also didn't really get too actively involved in the process.

    How much blame can we place on a guy in that position for interpreting a 17 year old girl leaving her boyfriend behind to come meet you, coming onto your tour bus, and getting in your bed as consent? I'm not saying it was consent or that she's to blame for not saying no, but from his point of view there's very little more consent one can give outside of just saying 'let's have sex.' So it seems like a dramatic overreaction to equate this in any way to forcible, active rape - which you're doing by implying that had she said 'no' it still would have kept going to the point where she'd need to physically fight back.
    Jesus fucking christ. I can't believe I even need to write this.

    1) She did not "leave her boyfriend behind". She asked him to come with, and was given the ultimatum "you can meet one of your favorite bands alone or you can not meet them at all". What 17 year old would be like "nah fuck it whatever, I'll stay with this guy instead"?
    2) Again, 17 year old girl gets invited by mega-famous artist to see his tour bus - something that all of her friends in high school (remember, this is a fucking HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT we're talking about) will love to hear about the next day. If Marilyn Manson or Trent Reznor or whoever asked you on his bus, would you say no as a 17 year old boy? No? Well then why the fuck should she say no? Oh, right...we're blaming the victim here by insinuating that "going on the bus, she should have known what was going to happen". Fuck off with that shit.
    3) I'm 100% implying that he might have still gone had she been able to meekly put out some sort of "no", but the fact that she was basically frozen and silent and unsure of what to do tells me that she was no consenting, so why didn't it tell Maynard the same thing?
    4) "He had sex with a different woman every night". So do lots of guys on Tinder. But those women CONSENT to it. By your own phrasing, maybe he forced himself on some reluctant high school kid every night. That's supposed to make me feel BETTER about this?

    Wow. Your username is startlingly apt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halcyon View Post
    Her boyfriend wasn’t allowed to come backstage. Just because she came backstage and wanted to hang out with her favorite singer doesn’t mean she was wanting to fuck. Jesus, do you hear yourself?
    This. Not everyone wants to go backstage to hook up. If a guy is given a pass, is he expected to put out, too?

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    i know i've said this before, but the "sorry, we're one pass short" bullshit: Type O Negative tried to do this with my girlfriend and her best friend at a Dallas show in 96.
    Peter came and talked to us before the show started. It was really badass to meet him. Then, they sent us DRINKS. (we were sixteen.)
    When the show was over, a heavy set woman (no shit) came and told us that Peter wanted us to come and hang out with him backstage because we were more "into it" than the rest of the crowd. But wouldn't you know it, they didn't have enough passes for us to go TOGETHER. In fact, oddly enough, GEE WILIKERS, they were one pass short! (Nevermind the fact that this venue was a fucking BAR that held MAYBE 1200 people sold out, which it wasn't, and I've never needed physical passes to go backstage at friends' shows at the same venue like, say, 97's or Edie Brickell. this seriously made me feel like the passes were an utter manipulation,) they had a great idea! Ladies first. the girls would go back for awhile and then i could go.

    I knew what the fuck was going on and so did my girl's bff (who liked the idea,) but my GF was oblivious and told me i was stupid for thinking that there was anything sexual going on.

    Thank GOD i was able to talk them out of going backstage. They were fucking SIXTEEN years old.
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    Are you guys going to just keep arguing with points I didn't make based on how you think I feel? Like I get it that you guys spend a lot of time repeating this shit to dumbasses. I understand the feeling of making a point 10,000,000 times because you keep encountering the same argument over and over and over to the point that you can just copy and paste your standard response. But don't fall into the trap of assuming a person's whole identity just because they're saying something that can be seen as vaguely in line with what aforementioned dumbasses say. Generally I choose my words pretty carefully so if I was defending Maynard or thought her consent was implied or thought that "it was almost 20 years ago and not even rape so who cares", I would just say it.

    Otherwise can we have a discussion where we don't immediately assume the absolute worst of the other based on assuming we know how the other person feels despite it being a direct contradiction of what they're saying?

    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    1) She did not "leave her boyfriend behind". She asked him to come with, and was given the ultimatum "you can meet one of your favorite bands alone or you can not meet them at all". What 17 year old would be like "nah fuck it whatever, I'll stay with this guy instead"?
    2) Again, 17 year old girl gets invited by mega-famous artist to see his tour bus - something that all of her friends in high school (remember, this is a fucking HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT we're talking about) will love to hear about the next day. If Marilyn Manson or Trent Reznor or whoever asked you on his bus, would you say no as a 17 year old boy? No? Well then why the fuck should she say no? Oh, right...we're blaming the victim here by insinuating that "going on the bus, she should have known what was going to happen". Fuck off with that shit.
    I didn't say "she should have known what was going to happen." I didn't say "she should have said no." I didn't say "I don't see the point in getting enthusiastic consent." I didn't say "it wasn't rape." I gave reasons for why it's entirely possible he didn't realize what he was doing.

    Maybe the issue here is that you guys don't realize that some of us can think "he didn't realize it was rape" and "it was rape" are both true. Saying the first doesn't mean somebody thinks "it wasn't rape."

    3) I'm 100% implying that he might have still gone had she been able to meekly put out some sort of "no", but the fact that she was basically frozen and silent and unsure of what to do tells me that she was no consenting, so why didn't it tell Maynard the same thing?
    It probably should have.

    4) "He had sex with a different woman every night". So do lots of guys on Tinder. But those women CONSENT to it. By your own phrasing, maybe he forced himself on some reluctant high school kid every night. That's supposed to make me feel BETTER about this?
    Well the sentence you quoted was setting up the point being made in the sentence after it. ("He probably had sex with plenty of chicks who wanted to be doing it but also didn't really get too actively involved in the process.")

    So I'm not really going to defend a point I wasn't making and don't agree with. The entirety of my point was that there are different levels of severity to something like a personal crime and they should be responded to differently. Calling your wife a 'bitch' in a heated argument in 30 years and beating the shit out of her for 30 years are both 'abuse' but I can't imagine anybody would respond to them the same way. Is it seriously that backwards to say that the severity of a crime should inform the response?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    I didn't say "she should have known what was going to happen." I didn't say "she should have said no." I didn't say "I don't see the point in getting enthusiastic consent." I didn't say "it wasn't rape." I gave reasons for why it's entirely possible he didn't realize what he was doing.
    Ummm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    How much blame can we place on a guy in that position for interpreting a 17 year old girl leaving her boyfriend behind to come meet you, coming onto your tour bus, and getting in your bed as consent?
    I don't see any of those things indicating consent.

    1) As already stated: her boyfriend was not "left". He wasn't invited. She had to make a choice between meeting an idol or hanging out with the guy she'd spend the rest of the night with anyway. What that indicates is a desire to meet Maynard, not a desire to fuck Maynard. This should never be construed as consent.
    2) That's an artist's home. So if your female friend comes over to your house / apartment, you're saying you would interpret that as consent to have sex with you?
    3) The back lounge on a bus is just a place where people can watch a movie. Maybe other people were in the front lounge watching that TV. Maybe that one didn't have a working DVD player (trust me, lots of buses have broken crap on them). Maybe that DVR was the one that had his movies recorded on it. But that's moot, because
    4) Unless she provided clear consent, there should be tornado sirens blaring in your head that putting your penis inside another person is not a welcome move.

    So I get what you're saying. You hope your hero was too stupid to realize he was raping someone. But not one single thing you listed in his defense would do that because he still didn't have consent, and literally nothing that you listed should have possibly been taken as such by any rational and intelligent man. And this is Maynard we're talking about. He's goddamn intelligent.

    Also, I agree with one thing you said: different crimes should be treated differently by severity. But in the analogy of "calling your wife a bitch once in 30 years" vs "beating her for 30 years", the one where "oops, I shoved my unprotected dick in you when you didn't want me to" falls on the lower scale along with calling someone a bad name once in three decades? Jesus man, what type of sexual assault is on the higher end of the spectrum then?

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    Imagine thinking that an adult male (who apparently has an IQ of 180 or whatever the Tool fan knuckledraggers believe) is too stupid to know if he’s raping someone. “I raped her by accident, judge!” is a bulletproof defense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    Maybe the issue here is that you guys don't realize that some of us can think "he didn't realize it was rape" and "it was rape" are both true. Saying the first doesn't mean somebody thinks "it wasn't rape."
    This is some gross shit.

    jfc. No wonder women stay quiet for fucking decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    I don't see any of those things indicating consent.
    Once again, I didn't say they did. I said that it's not a completely insane, alien idea to imagine that somebody could interpret them that way.

    1) As already stated: her boyfriend was not "left". He wasn't invited. She had to make a choice between meeting an idol or hanging out with the guy she'd spend the rest of the night with anyway. What that indicates is a desire to meet Maynard, not a desire to fuck Maynard. This should never be construed as consent.
    2) That's an artist's home. So if your female friend comes over to your house / apartment, you're saying you would interpret that as consent to have sex with you?
    3) The back lounge on a bus is just a place where people can watch a movie. Maybe other people were in the front lounge watching that TV. Maybe that one didn't have a working DVD player (trust me, lots of buses have broken crap on them). Maybe that DVR was the one that had his movies recorded on it. But that's moot, because
    Okay, great. I'm not Maynard. Those points need to be directed at him, not me. Once again, I wasn't explaining that I thought she gave consent. I was listing reasons why, on 99.99% of days, those actions happened to be indicative of consent. If you want to think MJK is a moron for interpreting that as consent, go ahead. But I think it's unfair to jump to the conclusion that he was actively, knowingly raping somebody based on the information available.

    4) Unless she provided clear consent, there should be tornado sirens blaring in your head that putting your penis inside another person is not a welcome move.
    Okay, so we agree.

    So I get what you're saying. You hope your hero was too stupid to realize he was raping someone. But not one single thing you listed in his defense would do that because he still didn't have consent, and literally nothing that you listed should have possibly been taken as such by any rational and intelligent man. And this is Maynard we're talking about. He's goddamn intelligent.
    So we're allowed to factor in the guy's intelligence? Would this situation be less severe if the guy in question was a complete moron? If his intelligence plays a factor in how a resonse is formulated, then why can't social/cultural norms or personal experience?

    It sounds like you guys are saying "Okay, maybe he didn't realize it was rape because he could mayyyybe, possibly interpret that stuff as consent - if he was a moron." which is seriously only a hair's width away from my point of "Okay, maybe he didn't realize it was rape because he could mayyyybe, possibly interpret that stuff as consent - if he lived a life where, taking into account the very different social/cultural norms at the time, that same scenario probably did signify consent a thousand times before."

    But in the analogy of "calling your wife a bitch once in 30 years" vs "beating her for 30 years", the one where "oops, I shoved my unprotected dick in you when you didn't want me to" falls on the lower scale along with calling someone a bad name once in three decades? Jesus man, what type of sexual assault is on the higher end of the spectrum then?
    I can't tell if you're purposely misrepresenting what I said or what. Let's try that again but this time it's my actual point: "having sex with somebody you didn't realize didn't want it" should warrant a less severe response than "forcibly, violently raping somebody."

    Quote Originally Posted by Halcyon View Post
    Imagine thinking that an adult male (who apparently has an IQ of 180 or whatever the Tool fan knuckledraggers believe) is too stupid to know if he’s raping someone. “I raped her by accident, judge!” is a bulletproof defense
    I think I'm smarter than Maynard. I like the way he sings. That's where our relationship begins and ends. I think he's pretentious and don't take heed with anything he says as a *person. I don't care what his lyrics mean, I interpret lyrics in a way personal to me. The artist's intent doesn't factor into it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    This is some gross shit.

    jfc. No wonder women stay quiet for fucking decades.
    Women don't report rape because I posting on a message board explaining that I believe some chick's story about being raped?

    Christ, it's no wonder why so many impressionable younger people are taking up with the alt-right crowd lately. It's absolutely astounding what unabashed pricks you guys are being to somebody (who, in most other contexts, could be described as a relatively radical leftist) who agrees with you on literally almost every single detail and angle of this.

    But boy, that one minor subdetail of a difference of opinion definitely means I'm a toxic, rape supporting, knuckle-dragging Maynard junkie who exemplifies the reason women stay quiet about rape. I'm sure glad we could all remain civil and mature for five minutes.
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    Imagine being so entitled that you think you get to dictate people's responses to their personal trauma, and think that there are certain forms of rape that aren't as big of a deal as others.

    Wheeeeew.

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    I don’t know if it’s 100% fact, somewhere in between, or if it didn’t happen at all. I do wanna hear what MJK has to say about it though before burning the guy at the stake though. It’s a new Twitter account and no one knows what happened yet (outside of two persons of course).

    is he a bit odd? Yes. Does he come off as an asshole often? Yep. That doesn’t automatically make him a rapist because a Twitter account says so.

    If it’s true then the guys career is over and deservedly so and then fuck him. If it’s not a lot of people on social media, and here, will have some apologizing to do.

    Its ok to go have a gray area opinion on this at the moment. People just simply don’t know what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    I can't tell if you're purposely misrepresenting what I said or what. Let's try that again but this time it's my actual point: "having sex with somebody you didn't realize didn't want it" should warrant a less severe response than "forcibly, violently raping somebody."
    You've said it twice now. “Having sex with someone you didn’t realize didn’t want it”

    For someone who who claims to be not supporting rape you sure as hell are repeating excuses why he probably accidentally (allegedly) raped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    Imagine being so entitled that you think you get to dictate people's responses to their personal trauma, and think that there are certain forms of rape that aren't as big of a deal as others.

    Wheeeeew.
    Where the fuck did I say this woman should have acted differently in any way literally ever? Did I say "She should forgive Maynard?" Did I say "She should get over it?" Where is this shit coming from, are my messages being intercepted by a bot who changes them all to say the exact opposite of what I typed? I guess I'll chalk this specific example up to ambiguous phrasing on my end. I think the public's response should factor in the severity of the crime. I said absolutely nothing whatsoever about how I think this woman should have acted at the time or any time after.

    But I guess if you want to be purposely obstinate and pretend that "different crimes have different severity" is the same thing as "certain forms of rape aren't as big of a deal as others" then I guess this is a dead end.

    I might as well bow out of this conversation anyway since I'm not entirely sure how many more ways I can repeat this same thing only to be continually called a moron by people who can't seem to parse basic English sentences.

    Here, I'll sum up the next several rounds of how the conversation would have went had it kept going:

    Me: "I think [Y]."

    You guys: "You seriously think [X]? Wow fucking moron"

    Me: "Wait, what? I did not say [X] and I do not believe [X]. I'm trying to say [Y]."

    You guys: "Fuck off, people who believe [X] are scum"

    Fun.

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    The first part of that comment was re: people saying what the victim "should" or "should not" do going forward. Not everything is about you.

    The classifying different rapes was aimed at you, though.

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    I’ve never experienced sexual abuse of any kind so I am in no fucking place to ever tell someone who has experienced it how to act. I can’t even fathom how abuse like that could affect someone, and mother fuck anyone who thinks they should be putting forth any suggestions on how someone should come forth.

    What the fuck guys.

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    I think "he didn't realize it was rape" and it still being rape is a valid point. I feel like acknowledging that this shit is normalized if not even supported by society is an important part of these conversations if we want to enact change. Having sex with a woman who is non-responsive, but conscious, is historically super normalized... like it is SO normalized, and not contextualized as rape. We have to change the conversation to it is rape, and they have to account for that.

    These conversations we have around "silence isn't consent" were NOT COMMON CONVERSATIONS 16 YEARS AGO. The survivor is even acknowledging that. None of that makes it excusable or acceptable, and it makes it essential that we hold Maynard accountable. And obviously it was still clearly wrong. Of course it was. But like, think of those studies where they ask men if they would rape someone but as long as they don't use the word "rape" men will often say they would.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Seaward View Post
    How much blame can we place on a guy in that position for interpreting a 17 year old girl leaving her boyfriend behind to come meet you, coming onto your tour bus, and getting in your bed as consent? I'm not saying it was consent or that she's to blame for not saying no, but from his point of view there's very little more consent one can give outside of just saying 'let's have sex.' So it seems like a dramatic overreaction to equate this in any way to forcible, active rape - which you're doing by implying that had she said 'no' it still would have kept going to the point where she'd need to physically fight back.
    We should place all of the blame on him. He should publicly account for his actions and attempt to make this right. Like, the dude had to physically undress her and position her into the missionary position because she wasn't moving. It was active rape. He may very well have thought it was "different" and that is exactly why him being held accountable is essential. It's why how he responds now will be so telling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    4) "He had sex with a different woman every night". So do lots of guys on Tinder. But those women CONSENT to it.
    Do they?

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    And how has Anthony Kiedis survived the metoo movement?
    I'm also surprised more shit hasn't come out about him, I think there's maybe some whispered stuff about them and there was this https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0d4d3f723ca21
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    Quote Originally Posted by playwithfire View Post
    Do they?



    I'm also surprised more shit hasn't come out about him, I think there's maybe some whispered stuff about them and there was this https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b0d4d3f723ca21
    Yeah I remember that story....They also got sued one time back in the day for sexual harassment at some MTV spring break thing as well.....The clock is ticking Anthony.....

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    "I thought she consented" is a defense in the minority of states where rape is a specific intent crime. However, in the majority of states, it appears to be a general intent crime, so if he was reckless in assuming she consented he would still be on the hook in those states. It's been a long time since I read criminal law though so could be mistaken. I am just glad I am not single now. Back when I was single, it sure would have seemed weird to me to verbally discuss consent. We just...got into it and proceeded with the doing the deed. The kissing and foreplay etc. was enough to imply consent...do people not do that anymore? If so, that's sort of sad for intimacy (then again I'm old and tinder culture was before my time).

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    God damn...

    As for this ...
    "How much blame can we place on a guy in that position for interpreting a 17 year old girl leaving her boyfriend behind to come meet you, coming onto your tour bus, and getting in your bed as consent? I'm not saying it was consent or that she's to blame for not saying no, but from his point of view there's very little more consent one can give outside of just saying 'let's have sex.' So it seems like a dramatic overreaction to equate this in any way to forcible, active rape - which you're doing by implying that had she said 'no' it still would have kept going to the point where she'd need to physically fight back."

    Having recently been a 36 year old adult male myself you just don't go trying to fuck 17 year old's. You just don't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinspots View Post
    If so, that's sort of sad for intimacy
    Well like, how well you know someone informs how you approach that, right? I'm obviously not going "what do you like/what don't you like" before sex with people I've been sleeping with for years, but I'll absolutely ask a new partner that.

    I think it's an emotional maturity thing. If someone asking "can I go down on you" is a boner killer like... I don't even know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playwithfire View Post
    Well like, how well you know someone informs how you approach that, right? I'm obviously not going "what do you like/what don't you like" before sex with people I've been sleeping with for years, but I'll absolutely ask a new partner that.

    I think it's an emotional maturity thing. If someone asking "can I go down on you" is a boner killer like... I don't even know.
    Guess it's hard for me to relate as I didn't have those discussions (even with a new partner) back in the late 80s/early 90s. I got married at 20, so I've been married longer than I have not been married, and didn't have a long single life before (and there was no tinder then). As I said, glad I am not single nowadays (sounds so difficult and risky)!

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    I definitely think sometimes how like... we all are learning these collective lessons as a society and getting tools for interaction that previous generations might not have had. (For example, it's broadly understood that going "Hey, we need to talk later." to someone and giving them no other context is probably going to generate anxiety and likely not a good move, and did we collectively get that 30 years ago?)

    I think it's "riskier" and more difficult in some ways and in others, it isn't. There's more accountability, but there's also more vocabulary and information available to process experiences that we used to not have the words or common understanding to address. Like, shitty upsetting confusing experiences that people wouldn't be able to parse as having been not their fault. Because people just didn't talk about it. Fwiw, I think once someone learns some basic stuff, it's pretty easy, but there's definitely a lot of education that needs to occur.

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    4) "He had sex with a different woman every night". So do lots of guys on Tinder. But those women CONSENT to it.
    Eh, Tinder date rape is still a thing, unfortunately. Same ol’ game, different packaging. I would even venture to say that there’s even more pressure with Tinder to perform outright and bypass any semblance of dating or discourse— or receive unsolicited dick pix aplenty.

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    The age gap, I think, is what makes the story the most damning for MJK. I could at least sorta appreciate the perspective of his actions existing in a murky gray area given the time period and some other factors if he had been some drugged out twenty four year old rockstar, but a thirty six year old man with a 17 year old in that situation, there is no excuse, a grown-ass reasonably smart dude is gonna know what he's doing is at the very least borderline rapey, and I'm not really up to stand up for someone who's willing to to do something they feel is borderline rapey.

    Having said that, this being a story on news publications feels sideways to me too. There's just no evidence that this isn't some 4chan jackass, let alone an actual rape survivor. I'm not saying the story isn't true or saying the alleged survivor is wrong for sharing the story this way, just that as of now there is no evidence that the accuser is a real person, and I think that's a problem if there are major publications running the story. Ideally, a credible journalist would reach out to her and do some investigative work to assess the legitimacy of the story or at least confirm the identity of the accuser, then run an article with the findings (and the accuser's identity still anonymous). If they can do that, it becomes a big legitimate story, instead of a bunch of damaging clickbait about something that may or may not be true. Like how those Louis CK rumors were so easy to ignore for years because nobody credible would put their name on it, on top of a bunch of details being wrong.

    Regardless of whether this happened or not, I think it's established beyond reasonable doubt that Maynard was at least a pretty big creep back in the day. I don't care how common it was, having your employees go and seek out young ladies to fuck you is skeevy as hell. Not to say that it makes you a bad person forever to partake in it, but it's something I'd hope a decent person would regret after getting out of that mindset.

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    Okay, since I've been called out on this by multiple people: maybe I'm wrong about Tinder. I've never used it. I was under the impression that it was literally an app where both parties are basically going "yeah...I'd have sex with them" and only agree to meet up if that's what they're looking for. Perhaps I understood that wrong. My bad, y'all.

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