A serial rapist in Dallas is apparently targeting alumnae of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, a Dallas newspaper reports. Over the past eleven months, four black women in their 50s and 60s who are alumnae of DST in the Dallas area have been victims of home invasions between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. All were raped by seemingly the same suspect. Each woman said the rapist seemed to know personal information about them, which might suggest he’s targeting them through some kind of affiliation they all have. As such, the Plano, Texas, police department is warning DST alumnae (a predominantly black sorority) that arapist is afoot.
Interestingly, this serial rapist in Dallas illustrates two rape myths quite well.
The first rape myth is that rape is about lustful sex, rather than lustful sex combined with power/control or just power/control period. A rapist who is just some extremely horny guy who quote-unquote can’t control himself would not go through the trouble of targeting specific women with a similar affiliation.
The second rape myth is that only young women are raped — women who are out partying and drinking and “dressed slutty,” and so young that they “made stupid choices.” All the women targeted by this rapist are in their 50s and 60s. Yes, even women who aren’t spring chickens can be raped.
Here’s hoping police catch this guy soon before he hurts anyone else.
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