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Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:43 pm

And I only thought that happened in America...

Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:55 pm

Someone I know (a guy) was mik'd at a Pleasure Island club and then woke up at a neighboring motel last week.

Yes, his rear-end hurt.

The problem is, when you are half drunk, the cops unfortunately don't have to co-operate with you.

My friend has really tough skin, but I had to encourage him several times to call the cops back even though they hadn't contacted (he was promised he'd be reached). ITs friggen humiliating!!! ON top of it you were drunk, so you feel partly responsible! (maybe?)

Often its because victims are drunk, they will be taken advantage of. Drunk people or heavy drinkers I imagine make 'great' targets of sexual aggression?


Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:23 am

there is no other emoticon here that can express my feelings about this.

she was probably too ashamed and upset to report the rape right away

as are most victims of rape and sexual assault. multiply that by 4 for male victims since they have greater feelings of shame and embarrassment.

I sincerely hope no one here ever has to deal with this because it's not easy, it messes with your head, and affects your trust in the long-term.

Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:40 am

Seriously. What is the world coming to? Rapes, bombings, stabbings and riots. And espescially in a theme park. I never expected a rape to happen in a theme park. But have you noticed that there is never anything that is good news on the TV. It is all bad news. I dont know about america, if all you people is get bad news but in the UK thats is all it is on the news.

Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:58 am

Though i have never been raped, back in 1981 when i was in high school, two of my friends and I stopped a rape at school. It was in the gym on the above-ground running track. We beat the snot out of the guy. The girl pressed charges.
End result: We got suspended for fighting in school. That was my only suspension. My folks were quite proud, (no sarcasm).
oddly enough, decades later, I can still hear her screams sometimes.
I saw her a few years ago. she said she's still dealing w/it.
After seeing that, I could never dull the emotions when i hear about it.
That's just me.
As a post note: There were approximately 40 people in the gym, 2 of which were teachers, and the only thing the teachers did was call the cops and haul me and my friends to the office.
The principal said: And why did you bring these guys?
the teachers: Well, they were fighting...
Principal: ... and what of the alleged rapist?
Teachers: uh, he was bigger than these guys so we didn't mess w/him.
such was life in 1981.

Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:01 am

But why did they suspend you if you stopped the rape. I think you should have been rewarded instead because i have heard on TV that they change the way people think and effect their lives in the future. if you hadnt stopped it, it would have been alot worse.

Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:35 am

The school felt that vigilantism was not in their best interests. Looking back, they had to do something to us. And trust me, it didn't bother us at all. Our teachers were very cool w/it and saw to it we did not fall behind due to the suspension.

Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:52 am

I saw her a few years ago. she said she's still dealing w/it.

It's a lot to deal with, especially the nightmares and flashbacks of what happened. Sometimes that haunts you for many years after the incident. (same is true for military veterans, especially but not limited to Vietnam vets).

Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:28 pm

oddly enough, decades later, I can still hear her screams sometimes.
I saw her a few years ago. she said she's still dealing w/it.
After seeing that, I could never dull the emotions when i hear about it.

Maybe I've experienced too much emotional trauma I guess, because as a defense mechanism, I've shut down and traumatic events don't usually get to me. Emotional trauma is weird. Doctors think that if you face it, it'll be resolved and you can go along with your life. It's not that easy, emotional scars are thicker and last longer than physical scars.


Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:04 am

Its a shame about the new restraints laws because the last remaining rollercoaster without any restraints (Rollercoaster at BPB) has been given some lap bars, boo hoo!!

Dont compare Rita to all the other Intamin Accelorater coasters, best thing to do is just think of it as a launched but shorter version of Expedtion Geforce!stll not as good but it helps!

Alton Towers want to try and get as many types of coasters as they can, their list is getting bigger: Powered, Inverted, Vertical, Spinning, bog standard, Flying, kiddie and now Launched, they did plan to build a gian woodie with 4 200ft drops in the valley between Ugland and the Forbbiden Valley! i think they may looking at building a B&M floorlss within the remains of the Alton Castle!
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