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I just googled "queer crime writers" to see if there was an organization or group of, well, queer crime writers already. The 5th google result is SOMETHING THAT I WROTE. So I created a Twitter for sharing info and news about queer crime writers: @CrimeQueer
— Kristen Lepionka (@KMLwrites) January 16, 2019
(TW rape) They say this openly. They are not ashamed; they are ill-informed. These boys have been raised to believe that a rapist is a bad guy in the bushes with a gun. They aren’t that guy, they figure, so they can’t be rapists.
Why should they think otherwise? Their parents generally limit conversations about sex to “don’t get her pregnant” lectures. They learn about sex from friends, and from internet porn, where scenes of non-consensual sex abound. No one has ever explained the laws to them. They don’t understand that consent needs to be informed, enthusiastic, sober, ongoing and freely given.