Let’s remember our herstories and histories: Rape only became a criminal act when white slave masters became afraid of relationships between black male slaves and white female masters. They needed a law that would make it so that a relationship between a black male and a white female could NEVER be adult and consensual even when it was. This, of course, only worked in the white woman’s favor. When the black male was being raped by the white female masters, ONLY the black male slave could be blamed (sound familiar?).
Before AND after that, though, whites continued to rape blacks, female AND male, with reckless abandon. And it was never considered a crime. At worst, it was considered an investment.
Go do some research and see how many white men have raped black women or men. And then research how many of those white rapists were brought to trial and convicted.
You won’t be astonished by what you find. And that’s a damn shame. In the main, rape is a crime when it’s perpetrated AGAINST the white body—especially if perpetrated BY a non-white body.
America is, down to its damned mitochondria, a rape culture.