Rape Is Rape, Unless You Have A Low IQ

What happens when a 15-year girl with a low IQ is gang-raped in a classroom at her school?

Absolutely nothing.

This incident is the most egregious and sickening I have read about in a long time.

Nassau County police have decided to drop the case of three ninth-grade boys who allegedly attacked a mentally challenged girl last year, because the attackers also have low IQs. Apparently that makes the attack consensual, according to them.

From Alternet:

In May of last year, three boys attacked a 15-year-old mentally challenged student at Martin De Porres Academy, a school for students with special needs in Long Island. According to the police report, one of the boys repeatedly banged her head against the table while the other two forced her to give them oral sex and then tried to have forcible anal sex with her. In interviews with the police, the girl explained how she repeatedly said “no” and “stop” but that the boys continued to assault her. When the girl returned home that night, “she was quiet and very sad looking” and had blood on her panties, her heartbroken mother told The News.

But the Nassau County Police Department recently decided to drop the case after learning that the boys also had learning disabilities and mental handicaps, which apparently made the situation far too complicated for the police department.

How do head-banging, bloody underwear, repeatedly saying “no” and “stop” add up to consensual activity? This is quite simply a hateful case of misogyny. Because she is female, her low IQ doesn’t count; because her attackers were boys, their low IQ does count.

It gets worse.

Madeline Lee Bryer, attorney for the victim’s mother, pointed out that since the girl has an IQ of about 50, she “did not have the capacity to consent.”

And worse.

Several weeks later, without informing the mother, school administrators asked the Nassau County police to drop the case.

“The school administration request (sic) no further police action and will handle additional behavioral and social issues with traning (sic) and additional counseling,” reads the case report by Detective Beth McKenzie, as reported in The Daily News.

Wait, aren’t laws supposed to protect those who cannot defend themselves? Has the school done anything?

Yes, administrators at Martin Porres Academy have fired the teacher who was present in the classroom during the attack. As a teacher, I cannot imagine allowing this to happen. Of course, confronting three angry males who are stronger than you doesn’t work – that’s what security systems are for, to get help.

Parents entrust their children to us every day, and we are “in loco parentis” as long as those youngsters are at school. I am deeply ashamed to share the title of “teacher” with this person.

So these boys, with their low IQ, will go scot-free. Not so Warren Lee Hill who, in spite of his low IQ, faces execution by the state of Georgia this week, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has made executing the severely mentally disabled unconstitutional.

It seems that having a low IQ pushes you down the ladder, but being female puts you at the very bottom.

Not that this is news, of course: we’ve seen how saving a fetus is often considered of paramount importance: whether it’s the notion that women cannot think for themselves and need men to help them; the need for vaginal ultrasounds before an abortion; or the complete lack of abortion facilities.

With this latest incident, we see yet again that we have a long way to go on the issue of gender equality.

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Sabrina I.
Past Member 5 years ago

Disgusting =__=

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

This outrages me sooo much!

Tammy B.
Tammy B.5 years ago

Things like this are why the Lord took back my baby Stacie, she too had Down's Syndrome. And I know full well if this were my little girl I'd be in prison right now for having vegance on all of these boys, I might have killed all of them. And anyone in authority who did nothing to protect her. Sorry I have zeroe tollerance level for this form of BS!

Caryl Neehall
Caryl Sahadath5 years ago

those boys had enough IQ to know what they were doing was wrong.....some may argue that they don't comprehend the full extent of the consequences, but they knew it was WRONG!!....some action should be taken!!!
and what of the so called teacher who allowed this to happen without sounding a alarm?!!! they should not be allowed in front of a class room ever again...

Sheri D.
Sheri D5 years ago


Colleen Prinssen
Colleen Prinssen5 years ago

it's funny. they call Mark a rapist, but then suggest doing something to the intellectualy/mentaly disabled boys that borderline violate human rights.

but if the story was about them being a victem, they would be all "poor babies, how could they". like the 40 IQ Texan who murderd and was put to death.

40 IQ muders and steals,=can't kill
low IQs rape low IQ girl=off with their heads!

and you call me a troll, paint me with a bad brush for sarcasm and irony? (maybe not people who visit issues like this. only the animal lovers)

Sandra L.
Sandra L5 years ago

Marc P. Yes, you knew you would draw some critisism with your posts, but you to have valid personal experience to add to this discussion. It is an issue that evokes strong emotions and reactions, and it SHOULD, but thank you for bringing your perspective to the table. For a member to call you a rapist based on your posts is wrong and walks the line of libel, and does a disservice to all victims of this horrible crime. I also flagged the post.

Berty Jardine
Berty Jardine5 years ago

I agree woth Mark B. Those monsters sould be physically castrated so they cannot do this again!

Berty Jardine
Berty Jardine5 years ago

This just sickening!

Don Saunders
Don Saunders5 years ago

scuse me but this makes me wanna puke!!! , sign the petition everybody please!!!