>>92103861>Case in Point: "Rapists are crazed and will yell "I am going to rape you" before they do. The police are not to be trusted with handling rape and should be avoided. Rapists will confront accusation with violence and validate the accuser rather than simply deny it. Posting unfounded accusations on Facebook will help catch rapists. Rapists will respond to this by stalking and formulating evil plans rather than distancing themselves."
As much as I agree with you about this and your other points, something similar happened to me.
A threat was made, the police were mostly unhelpful, he freaked out when consequences started happening, I tried to get my friends to talk to him, and he got aggressive and put down an ultimatum when he was trying to get me to apologize to him and ~talk about it~, rather than just leave me alone.
I acknowledge that my experience is nowhere near universal, but this storyline does hit home for me. Like Joyce, I got really afraid on campus and worried that I could see him anywhere. I was actually afraid to go to class for a while. Even walking short distances between dorms was scary. I was always worried he'd show up.
But again, my story is not universal, and it concerns me that it's being portrayed similarly. And guess what? In my story, the police do nothing. His girlfriend stayed with him. She got pregnant. He cheated and left. He's married now and going back to school. His life went on.
And it's going to suck if Ryan actually gets caught through all of these shenanigans. My pleas to my friends fell on deaf ears. They remained friends with him. I was on my own. He's living his life like a normal person, while I spent months afraid to leave my dorm.
When Ryan gets caught, it's going to just be a reminder that it's fiction and that wannabe rapists have to have a giant scar on their face for them to get justice.
I want him caught for Joyce's sake, but there are so many crappy parts of this storyline that I dread it.