Here is a short transcript I got from Summerville a few days after the previous interview:
Feminist Sailor: Start over from the beginning, what happened?
Summerville: Which part? They were telling stories to each other about a girl that got raped and this guy, what is he, a Specialist? Said that she deserved it because she shouldn’t have gone to the hotel with the guy… girls know what to expect if they go to a hotel with a guy… it was her fault.
FS: And after you told him off, after you ripped into him, what’d he say afterwards?
SV: He said that he would tell his wife and his daughter the same thing, that if they went to the hotel that she deserved it
FS: Because you asked him… “You have a wife and a daughter, and if this happened to them that’s what’d you tell them?”
FS: And that’s what he said?
FS: Oh boyyyy.
For clarification, we sometimes work close to army personnel, and recently in our command a young Navy girl had gone to a hotel with a fellow sailor and gotten raped. The above transcript happened after Summerville heard a group of soldiers and sailors discussing it, and she heard the SPC’s outrageous claims.
It’s this thought process that is causing so many of the rapes to be shushed and hidden, put aside and derided. She should have known better, what else happens in a hotel, amirite?