Many of you may have heard about the ongoing rape trial involving two students from St. Paul's School.

Allegedly as part of a tradition known as the "Senior Salute" a senior student invited a freshman to meet him at a place on campus that was off limits. The girl now alleges that she was raped. The guy for his part claims that intercourse didn't even take place. He says he was putting on a condom but then he stopped.

Here are some nice tidbits:

"I felt like I was frozen," she said through tears as she described the accused, Owen Labrie, kissing and biting her and trying to pull down her underwear.

As the groping continued, she said, "I felt like I had no control. I felt like I couldn't say no."

Ah, the good ol' "I was pressured" excuse. Obviously women cannot be held responsible for their own actions. She couldn't even must a "please stop it" or a "I don't want to do this."

The "I was frozen" seems to be a very common argument in dubious rape accusations these days. It's a devious way to remove women's agency. What does that even mean? Did she enter a catatonic state? Was she paralyzed? Was there something that physically prevented her from moving or voicing any kind of objection?

"I thought if anything he might try to kiss me," the girl testified. "I thought, 'Okay, I might get to see a cool place and maybe we'll kiss but that's all."

Yeah OK, she is alleging that this is part of the Senior Salute tradition wherein seniors try to fuck as many underclassmen as possible but she didn't know what this guy's intentions were? This senior invited her to "explore an off-limits part of campus" after dark. How naive do you have to be?

As has become so common in these "regret rape" cases these days, the two exchanged messages which indicated it was a mutually enjoyable experience:

Her messages to him were not accusatory, and at times seemed playful, as she asked if he would keep the encounter a secret and whether he wore a condom. At times they shared French terms of endearment, like mon chere.

Toward the end of the evening's exchange, Labrie told her on a Facebook message, "You're a gem. Let me know if there's anything I can do."

The girl replied, "You're not too bad yourself."

That's what you tell the vicious predator who raped you!?

But, as we have come to expect, here are the statements meant to remove the accuser's personal responsibility:

The girl testified that she was trying to be polite and avoid retaliation. And she said the messages masked what she was actually feeling: scared, vulnerable and that she was somehow to blame.

The girl also testified to passing up potential opportunities to tell friends, and a school nurse, that the felt she'd been assaulted.

"I didn't want to say anything because I knew they would have to take a legal action," she recalled. "I wasn't sure I wanted to do that yet. I wasn't sure I wanted to bring that upon another human being. And I still felt like it was my fault."

So instead she waited months after the fact when all we have the accuser's testimony against the defendant's.

Unfortunately, there is a very good chance this guy will get convicted. We have a young woman on the stand opening up the waterworks. We also have a "privileged" white male who attended an elite New England prep school. It was only a matter of time before the "Rape Culture" narrative was extended to high schools.

Interestingly, the defendant was actually raised by a single mother and attended the school on a scholarship. Of course that's not getting much mention in the media because it contradicts the narrative.