Nearly every rape is not considered to be a "violent" rape. Meaning that the suspect wasn't some stranger who attacked, overpowered, and raped the victim, but the victim and the suspect were friends or acquaintances. One said it was rape. The other said "What?!?" In short, people still believe that women are the ones who make the decision to have sex - not the men. The general idea is that the man would have sex with anyone who was willing (not saying that I agree, but I think you'd be lying to yourself if you didn't agree most people this this way). If a women has sex with a lot of men, then she probably would be willing to have sex with the guy she's claiming to rape her. If she never has sex with anyone, she probably wouldn't have been. Establishing the alleged victim as a woman with questionable morals will make the man's story much more believable. In the he said, she said situations, there must be credibility established on BOTH sides (not just the females). The problem with your point of view is that you are going in there assuming the man is guilty, and that the woman was raped. The law is "innocent until proven guilty." Look at what you typed: "So what? If a girl is a virgin, being raped is much more awful and the rapist deserves to be punished more so than if the girl has had sex before?! Or if you don't dress like a nun, then you must've been leading the guy on and sh*t?! Or if a girl gets drunk, she's to blame for her own rape?! No wonder rape is the most under reported crime! I wouldn't report a rape if I new I would be made to look like a horrible disgusting sl*t for it." Think about that attitude - You're implying that the woman was indeed raped, which may or may not be the case. That is not how the courts are "supposed" to work. Being raped is awful no matter who you are or what your past was. However, establishing the credibility of your client, and the lackthereof of the defendent is going to go a long way. Who would you believe more? An innocent virgin saying some jerk with a much more promiscuous past raped her? Or some woman who's slept with dozens of men saying that this one "took advantage" of her? The virgin is simply much more believable.