Princeton Mom Says Getting Raped While Drunk in College is Just a ‘Learning Experience’
Author Susan Patton, who has become known simply as “Princeton Mom,” appeared on CNN to nitpick on the “definition of rape,” claiming that the word has become moot because women can “get up and leave” if they don’t want to be assaulted.
“What makes this so particularly prickly is the definition of rape,” Patton said on Tuesday. “It no longer is when a woman is violated at the point of a gun or a knife. We’re now talking about identifying as rape what really is clumsy hook-up melodrama or a fumbled attempt at a kiss or caress. This is with a friend, this is in your own home.”
Costello mentioned that most rapes occur between people who know each other, to which Patton replied, “It makes one wonder, why do you not just get up and leave? Or why do you not as a woman tell a man who’s making advances that, ‘You know what, stop, leave.’”
“There’s rape and then there’s rape,” she continued. “I believe that she experienced something that she regretted. I believe that she got very drunk, and had sex with a man that she regretted the next morning. To me, that’s not a crime, that’s not a rape. That’s a learning experience.”