So i came across this article that an acquaintance of mine posted on fb with the caption “interesting opinion piece”. So i read the title and was like ok let me take a gander at this article. This acquaintance is very conservative so i wanted to see the angle this article was going to go in.
Well the overall sentiment I got from this article was the “she is asking for it” mentality and “women expressing sexuality is the reason rape is so high”. Some nuggets from this article:
“I don’t know which talking point from this administration is more insulting: the myth that discrimination keeps women from achieving parity with men, or the claim that male rapists lurk on every campus cornerwaiting to pounce on innocent, unsuspecting young women.”
Ok, because how does discrimination against women help them achieve equality with men? and ok i give you that not every male is a rapist, it is a stereotype that hurts both genders. Basically saying men can’t control themselves. Ok i will give you that one.
“This environment is purportedly widespread on our shores as well, despite the fact that very few articles cite any statistics to support the idea that campuses are rife with rape.”
Well rape is one of the most underreported crimes for fear or retaliation, backlash, not feeling anyone would believe them, etc.
" It’s bad enough the male-female ratio in our nation’s universities favors women…”
Wait, what? What do you mean “it’s bad enough”?? Women have consistently had to struggle and work hard to even have a chance to receive higher education. And she actually states its “bad enough” that now there is a majority of women in higher ed, when historically higher ed was thought to be for privileged, elite, white males, to hard for the feeble female brain.
“Rape culture exists solely in the imagination of the feminist mind. Do we honestly believe young men have simply changed, that they were nicer and more respectful back in the day? And if they were, could it be because people developed actual relationships prior to jumping into bed? What a concept! Young people today don’t know even what dating means. ”
Yes, rape culture is totally just some evil scheme us feminist made up to fuck with you and so we can sleep around and blame some poor defenseless male for our guilt. Songs like Blurred Lines (which talks about how blurry those pesky consents can be) are vastly popular, this entire article is an example of how rape culture is real! Also about her young people don’t know how to date comment. There have been studies conducted that shows we don’t teach our youth what is rape either…(which btw is part of rape culture). Pro tip: I you don’t get an enthusiastic yes from someone while they are in a clear/ unaltered state of mind then it is not consent.
“The modern generation, of which his [Obama’s] daughters are a part, has been taught by the culture that sex is meaningless. Combine that attitude with alcohol, and presto: disaster occurs.”
Of course rape happens she argues, when people have casual sex and put alcohol in the mix what else would you expect. For you not to blame the victim. Once again, consent is when someone gives an enthusiastic yes while in an unaltered/sober state of mind.
“Prior to the sexual revolution, men needed women’s permission to touch them sexually - that’s in part what made rape so clear. Today, women are as willing as men to participate in casual sex. And women who aren’t still engage in risky behaviors that compromise their ability to be clear about what they want - or don’t want - when the lights are off. Men aren’t mind readers.”
MEN STILL NEED CONSENT BEFORE TOUCHING ANYONE SEXUALLY. IF IT IS NOT CONSENT THEN THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF RAPE. It is not the woman’s fault if someone rapes her. It does not matter how many sexual partners someone has had, if someone gets raped they have been raped. Let me repeat this, if you are with someone and they are too intoxicated to be coherent then there is no mind reading involved. They are not able to give consent therefore DO NOT TOUCH THEM IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER!! You don’t have to be a mind reader!! there was no consent given or it wasn’t given in an unaltered state of mind therefore DON’T DO IT.
“Rape isn’t rape because no one, save for the two people involved, has any idea who’s the victim and who’s the perpetrator.”
I separated this out from the quote below because holy fuck balls what??? I can’t even comprehend this statement. Rape isn’t rape because the public doesn’t know who the victim or perp is???? Are you fucking shitting me??
"The real epidemic on campuses (and beyond) is that men are being falsely accused of acts they did not commit because folks like Obama assume men are to blame when a sex act goes awry. ”
Blame Obama. Do you have the statistics on how many rape survivors are forced and/or pressured into recanting their rape charge? Do you know how many survivors are straight out told that their story can’t be true because so and so is a good person? I think this article just disproves her theory that rape culture is just some fabrication because her statements like some of the ones I highlighted are prime examples of how rape culture does indeed exist.
ahhhhhh fawk you Lupus it feels like my arm is breaking and im just sitting here not doing anything weird!!
this made me want to cry haha …
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