A popular rape story is one that has a few key components: the character has to be someone who doesn’t deserve it, the rape is consensual, and the victim is willing to be raped by someone she doesn’t know.
That’s the case for the story of “Wheezy,” a cartoon character created by a young Canadian artist named Sam Kieth.
Kieth, who goes by the handle “Sammy,” created the character to parody the popular TV series “Rape Me” and has since been able to get thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook.
Kothie created “Wheeszy” as a way to address a specific social issue: rape stories.
While many rape stories are about people who are raped by strangers or strangers themselves, Kieth and his followers are often interested in stories where the rapist has a family member or friend in the story.
Kuthie created the cartoon character after a woman told him that a friend of hers had been raped, and that she wanted to tell her.
“That was the first time I had actually heard that someone had been sexually assaulted,” Kieth told National Geographic.
“And that’s when I knew it was a story worth telling.”
“Wheyszy” became a viral sensation, with many people sharing his drawings online and sending him requests to write stories for their social media accounts.
After several requests, Kuthies “Wheewzy” started receiving requests for stories, and he created a Tumblr for his work, “Rampage Stories.”
To date, Kethie has drawn nearly 1,500 stories and created nearly 200 characters, including a police officer named “Jax,” a superhero named “Superman,” and the most popular “Wheesezy.”
While some of the stories he has created have been made for entertainment purposes, he said that he has also done them because he wanted to show how rape can be a “powerful force in society.”
“I thought it would be interesting to explore what happens to a person who is raped, how it can affect a person’s life, how that impacts their sense of self and their ability to function in society,” he said.
In an interview with National Geographic, Koehner said that she has often struggled to understand how rape stories can be so popular because she is not a victim herself.
“It’s hard for me to understand the reaction of someone who has been raped when I know them, and to understand what they feel,” Koehnes said.
“When I was raped, I wasn’t able to understand why people would do that to me, because I didn’t know who it was.”
In a piece for The Atlantic, “An Unsettling New Trend in Rape Culture,” Sarah Boorstein writes that rape culture is “a pervasive and dangerous phenomenon, with men of all ages and sexual orientations perpetuating it on each other and with impunity.”
She writes that a recent study of rape survivors found that “it is now accepted as a legitimate way of coping with a traumatic event.”
Boores wrote that she found the response to her story “disturbing and upsetting,” and that “the notion that there is anything wrong with having a story about a rape that is not already on social media is disturbing to me.”
In an email to National Geographic in June, Kothies creator said that while he has received a lot of “fun” emails and comments about the “Rack” series, “I have not received a single request for more stories.
This is not true for me.”
“This is a way for me as a person to make a positive change in my life,” Kothief said.
While the story about “Rumple” was the only “Rock” story he wrote for the series, he also created a series called “The Rape Machine” for a “Glee” episode.
The series featured a man and a woman who had consensual sex with a man at a bar.
The episode ended with both of them in jail.
“Ripen,” the series about a woman raped by a gang member, had been drawing the same kind of attention for a few months.
“The series was so popular,” Kuthiete said, “that I thought, ‘Oh, we can do a movie about it!'”
Kothiahs creation of “Ric Flair” was inspired by the story “Wheeezy” and the reaction to it.
“I had heard of the ‘Ric’ and ‘Wheeze’ stories and they were really popular,” he told National Magazine.
“So I thought I’d make one of those.
Ric Flair is a guy who is really into the world of wrestling, and so was ‘Wheeyzy.'”
“Ricebreaker,” about a man who was forced to watch his wife have sex with her husband’s friends, also had a large following.
“They’re a pretty big part of the culture,” Kithie said.
To get his story out there