Woman rapes boy at knifepoint

Woman, 34, charged with raping boy, 13

Marylin Rosario of 176 Sherman St. was arrested yesterday and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree robbery. Officers were called to the victim’s residence on Plymouth Avenue about 5:50 p.m., said Officer Kate Springer.

The victim told police a woman coaxed her way into his residence by telling him she was an employee of the Health Department and wanted to talk about sexually transmitted diseases, Springer said.

Once inside, the boy reportedly said, the woman produced a knife and raped him.

According to police reports, she also took cash.

pflaniga@democratandchronicle.com

Over the past six months we have seen numerous instances of women charged with raping boys. The media has persisted in using female-friendly terms such as “relationship” and “affair,” largely to minimize the negative perceptions of these women. While a discussion about the misrepresentation of “consensual” sex between adult women and barely pubescent boys is certainly a noteworthy topic, the difference with this case is that it shatters the myth that women do not and cannot commit violent rape.

Many people within our society view women as pillars of innocence, sometimes more so than children. Whether as a result of chivalry or an extension of feminism, instead of holding these women accountable and responsible their actions we fall into the trap of dismissing these women has troubled, abused and crazy. No sane woman would ever harm a child therefore any woman who does so must suffer from a mental illness. This of course is not true, but it is what we have come to accept.

While this case has yet to make national news, (probably because the knife-wielding rapist does not float anyone’s boat) it should not be overlooked. Some supporters of female rapists will claim this is an isolated event. Feminist critics and chivalrous men alike will portray this woman as the victim and dismiss the violent assault as negligible at best. One could argue about it for days on end without reaching a compromise.

But again that discussion is secondary to the real problem: Why are more women committing rape against boys? Several people have hinted at this question, but few have addressed it directly. Certainly rape by women is nothing new. One would have to be the epitome of naïve to believe women suddenly decided to rape children starting in 1997 with Mary Kay Letourneau. High-profile cases like the Letourneau case encouraged more men and boys to report their rapes. Current statistics place the rate of rape of males by women between 4% to as high as 60%.

Yet it would be negligent to ignore that more women appear to rape boys than before. Based on the conclusions reached by psychologists (who admittedly have not studied female violence thoroughly), one element runs through the vast majority of these cases: the rape is an extension of the woman’s sexuality. These women use boys to fulfill their sexual desires. The power play is secondary to the fulfillment of these women’s desires and “needs.” While feminists would deny there is any connection between their attempt to free women to explore their sexuality and women raping boys, one cannot dismiss the fact that these female rapists, through their own admission, rape to fulfill their sexual and emotional desires. What we see is a more narcissistic form of the same ideas feminists holds, best exemplified by feminist Germaine Greer’s call that women should exert their sexuality over barely pubescent boys as an expression of their sexual freedom (One cannot miss the irony of a feminist sexually exploiting boys and then calling it female “empowerment”)

Although I do not believe most of the female rapists have thought into their actions deeply enough to collectively morph feminist ideals into child rape, I do believe this is more than mere coincidence. Combined with the chivalrous attitudes that condone sex between minor boys and adult women, female rapists have latched on to ideas about female sexuality and exploited the rather obvious flaw in the notion of sex without responsibility. What we see is almost a mirror of the feminist theory of a rape culture, with the exception that female desires are considered paramount.

I would be a fool to blame this situation entirely on feminism. Society allows women to prey on children, and even now does very little to prevent it. Chivalrous men make excuses for these women, all the while mocking the boys who feel victimized and abused. We collectively have a responsibility to address issues of child rape, starting by acknowledging the parts we all play in the problem. Yes, it would be easier to blame female rape on feminist ideas about sexual empowerment, but it is not that simple. Everyone has contributed to this problem. The absence of an outcry by anyone outside of men’s groups is a testament to our willingness to excuse and ignore female violence rather than address it. That is not to say this boy would not have been raped. However, his rapist would not be held on $1500 bond if we did.

EDIT: The verdict is in.

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22 thoughts on “Woman rapes boy at knifepoint

  1. You wonder “why these crimes are increasing”. I think that we are just starting to notice, report, and prosecute. Can’t believe it? Look at the statistics for conviction rates and sentance lengths for men vs women. We treat the two sexes very differently when they commit crimes, and it starts way back at what we report to police, and what the police do something about. Women are seen as sick and needing help. Men are seen as monsters. So men get arrested and convicted, and women get released with warnings until their behavior becomes so outrageous that no one can ignore it anymore.

  2. These crimes aren’t increasing, boys are allowed to complain now.

  3. I remember when the Mary K LeTourneau’s case broke here in the Seattle area. I was teaching at the time, and no one was more disgusted and furious than women teachers. They wanted to burn her her alive. No one else seemed to take it half as seriously.

    I think there is a lot of merit to the suggestion that thee is a connection betwen the exploitation of boys and a perhaps misunderstood notion of female empowerment. I also think that these same “empowered” women are trading on chivalry and gender stereotypes they disparage in public.

  4. Sorry for repeating myself – said all that on an earlier thread. At least my spelling is getting more careful.

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  6. Yes, the rights denied for many centuries are slowly being granted. When a boy gets raped the may has high % chances to commit bigger crime latter. When a girl gets raped she generally don’t commit a crim later part of life but she is humilated. So boy molester should be punished severly.

  7. Actually, the rate of any child becoming an abuser is fairly low and is the same for both boys and girls. Only a small percentage of boys and girls who were victims go on to victimize, and while female abusers should be punished, they should be punished for the harm they did to their victims, not for the false assumption that their male victims will become rapists.

  8. I am a 12 year old boy… if i had the chance i would love it if an older woman told me.. “stick it in”…. that would be a boy like me.. DREAM!!!! it does not take a person with a physiology degree to know that..

  9. The internet is a funny thing. For example, someone could paste a person’s email address into a search bar to see if that person has made it public before and perhaps stumble upon a dating site in which a person claiming to be a 12-year-old boy actually claimed one year ago to be 18-years-old. Not to mention that most 12-year-olds do not through around phrases like “physiology degree.”

  10. Women raping boys is lot more common than most people think. I remember when three young women (aged 18-21) kidnapped a 7 year old boy. They held him as prisoner and repeatedly raped him over and over again. I can’t remember how long they were put in jail for but these sort of situations and not that rare nowadays.

  11. Im 23 and i never thought this stuff was real. i thought women were angles who would never do that to a little boy! on another site, one woman said she put her finger in his hole and sucked his penis! a three year old mind you! all i know is i have a hole new look on life, if your right in the head like me, dont trust anyone!

  12. Hi!,
    Going through the article and svereal others of the similar cases, I assume that these women are as crazy or whatever word you may associate with it, as a male rapist and they should not be discriminated in thier punishment due to their gender.
    On other hand, I kind of agree with Raj to an extent that a woman rapist just like male rapist should also be charged for her victim’s mental state and the aftermath of the event, but assuming him to become a rapist later is not right.

  13. I’m… not going to go into your portrayal of feminism, which admittedly has its big, BIG flaws. “Mainstream” feminism, first-wave and second-wave feminism especially has espoused startling hate speech directed at men and trans people. Not going to go into that at length.

    However, I will point out, as I just did to another person commenting on your blog, that this is an issue of rape culture, not feminists cruelly punishing men, who in actuality (as a default) ARE priviledged over women. No, really. Yes, they are. Same as a white person in the Western world is priviledged over people of colour. It is historic and the status quo, and as we know, it doesn’t take much effort to enforce the status quo – or it wouldn’t be such.

    Okay, I will also say that I am in no way trying to dimish the fact that men and boys are raped. Rape is a horrific crime and ALL walks of life fall victim to it. See, rapists have one thing in common – they rape, and it really does take a damaged person to do it (date-rape is… another subject which would make this comment longer than already necessary). To avoid rape, never be in a position to be taken advantage of by a rapist – and that’s PRETTY DAMN HARD RULE when you don’t know who is a rapist and who is not, don’t you agree?

    HOWEVER I object to your protest that feminists don’t deal with men’s issues. As I already pointed out, men are as a default priviledged and as you naturally know, feminism deals with women’s rights. It is irking to read that the aforementioned should be their job. Do you think it should be the mission of black activists to deal with white people’s issues? Or gay activists should deal with the problems of heterosexual people? I’m over-simplifying of course, since ANYONE can be a rape victim, but gay people have relationship issues just like het people do, and it is not their deal, and no one should expect it to be, to help het couples with their problems.

    Do you see what I’m trying to say? I also seriously doubt whether any intelligent feminist would say that the 30-year old woman who raped a 12-year old is the victim. ANY person who says that, or espouses rape apology, or blames the victim, or… etc is a lousy human being and an idiot. While hateful people like Mary Daly may have delivered hate speech encouraging violence towards men and trans folk – do you really think an equal rights activist will consider her a good human being based on those writings? (note I did not say feminist – I have my issues with it, as with MRA, as with any other form of activism which espouses intolerance or hate or what have you)

    So… I’m not looking for a fight, really. I simply could not keep my mouth shut. I like to think of myself as a broad-spectrum equality activist. I am not the wisest lady in the world, I do not know everything… but I do know you vilified feminism (and women) in this post and expect it/them to stand out for you while you’re doing it. I hope my post did not come across as smart-assy or aggressive or etc number of problems. I also hope you get my point. Cheers!

  14. HOWEVER I object to your protest that feminists don’t deal with men’s issues. As I already pointed out, men are as a default priviledged and as you naturally know, feminism deals with women’s rights. It is irking to read that the aforementioned should be their job. Do you think it should be the mission of black activists to deal with white people’s issues? Or gay activists should deal with the problems of heterosexual people? I’m over-simplifying of course, since ANYONE can be a rape victim, but gay people have relationship issues just like het people do, and it is not their deal, and no one should expect it to be, to help het couples with their problems.

    The comparison is not applicable as gay activists do not claim to want to stop all violence. They specifically claim to want to stop violence against GLBT people, and while in some instances they use terms like “sexual orientation,” it is understood that gay activists do not include heterosexuality in that group. Conversely, feminists claim to want to stop all rape. They frame sexual violence as something males do to females, and when someone points out that is not entirely true, feminists object. Likewise, feminists object and oppose efforts to raise awareness and create services for male victims. So in this instance a better comparison would be akin to the NAACP claiming to want to stop race discrimination, yet turning its back on discrimination against Hispanics, Asians, Middle-Easterners, etc.

    While hateful people like Mary Daly may have delivered hate speech encouraging violence towards men and trans folk – do you really think an equal rights activist will consider her a good human being based on those writings?

    Yet there were plenty of people who regard themselves as equal rights activists, most of them feminists, who supported Daly and wrote in favor of her following her death. Very few were critical and very few mentioned her misandry or anti-trans sentiments, especially in print. So the likelihood that someone would support an obviously biased or skewed position such as thinking a 30-year-old woman who rapes a 12-year-old boy is actually the victim is unfortunately high enough to be of concern.

    but I do know you vilified feminism (and women) in this post and expect it/them to stand out for you while you’re doing it.

    I do not see how I did so, but you are entitled to that opinion.

  15. Alright. I’ll be short – I understand we don’t (and probably won’t) see eye to eye and my effort to point your misstep out to you failed. Since I’m not very good at this whole arguing thing, I’ll leave it at that with only a few more words.

    I WILL point out, again, that when equal rights activists and feminists speak and act in an un-humanitarian or discriminative way, they are not in the right. They may not see it. Pointing it out to them may result in denial and flames.

    Yes, I know as well that many, many people, to use my previous example, glorified Daly and skimmed over her horrendous hate speech. I agree it was handled very, very poorly online and in print. I DO consider them closed-minded and in the wrong when they refuse to acknowledge such missteps.

    And just as they might, you have spoken for feminists as to what they do or not not (when it is clear you haven’t taken much time to “do the research”) and thus made all feminists out to be… well, villains. When MRAs and feminists are pretty much fighting for the same goal only from different angles – equality and… etc, right? Against rape culture and all that. Your approches however are very different and points of interest are different as well.

    You may not see it, and I think my “duty” or what I perceived my duty to be is fulfilled. However I don’t believe I’ll be reading or commenting further, so no worries.

  16. women raping early teen age boys is a lot more common and wide spread than anyone thing. However it doesnt go violent in many cases and cannot be classified as rape from its outlook. Many women will resort to using that seductive and charming capabilities to lure boys however a few bad apples resort to violent..bad bad girls!

  17. According to webster.com, feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes”. That means that by definition, women who defend female rapists, encourage other females to rape males, or rape males themselves are NOT feminists.

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  19. Rape in law books is defined as Unlawdul sexual intercourse w/ man or woman without consent and with intent.
    Child rape is the same minus consent and intent (strict liability) as this is now statutory rape. No force required in statutory rape only that one party influenced the other party by being older and in control.

    Anyone who defends these rapist even in the slightest is a hater of men and a hater of law. Law must be respected by its citizen so it wont be broken and respected by the courts so punishments are equal as well as brutal for setting an example of lawbreakers. After all Justice is blind to race, creed, gender, ideology, and etc, and she has a sword!

  20. “Why?”
    Women (& peeps in general) seem to be getting more aggressive in some ways while some are settling down – a shifting of attitudes. Women have been getting the boys in divorces for years, regardless of who is the best parent for them. Without fathers, the boys become “imprinted” with more feminine qualities, whethe they like it or not. They are affected by their mom’s likes/dislikes, tastes in food, clothes, behavior (feminine of course) & general mannerisms, “colors” desired, soft cushy clothes & foods, etc. – things that are soft, girly, perfumy, etc. etc.

    The boys are also then dominated by the mothers as they get older due to no fathers at home (who would normally keep the boys inline & teach them manly things, likes, dislikes, etc.). The boys become more effeminate while the women become more domineering. Political Correctness has jumped in, along with the homosexual movement, and compelled things to continue in this mode now. It is weakening & homosexualizing the males, and the women & gays love it, because they want to have things their own way & don’t care, often times, it seems.

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