Sunday, March 16, 2008

Campus Rape "Industry"

Heather MacDonald calls it like she sees it, and what she sees isn't pretty.

It’s a lonely job, working the phones at a college rape crisis center. Day after day, you wait for the casualties to show up from the alleged campus rape epidemic—but no one calls. Could this mean that the crisis is overblown? No: it means, according to the campus sexual-assault industry, that the abuse of coeds is worse than anyone had ever imagined. It means that consultants and counselors need more funding to persuade student rape victims to break the silence of their suffering.

What? Is she saying people are using b.s. or made up statistics to push their own agendas? No, it can't be!

Now, before some of you start posting about how horrible rape is and how you or your sister or your best friend were raped and I couldn't possibly understand it and I don't know what I'm talking about and Heather is some gender-traitor--read the actual post. No one is minimizing actual rape at all. Save your breath, your keystrokes, and your blood pressure, and use your 10th grade English skills to find the main point of Heather's article. Address her facts, not your emotions.


Anonymous said...

The opportunity to express moral outrage is in itself a worthwhile payoff.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness-as an actual VICTIM (at 8 years old) I am sick and tired of people taking something as horrific as sexual assault and turning it into the 'morning after' pill of excuses. Well- thought out article. And, although they will probably take my card away, I am one of those tree-huggin' femininazi leftist-only I was trained in academia (don't know where some of these victims went)to open the book first, not my mouth.

Ellen K said...

I wonder at what point we start doing this in high schools. And I also wonder at what point we begin counseling young men that if they renege on a relationship that they could be charged with rape. A good friend's son was dating a girl and decided to end it. They are now in court, where the girl claimed rape. If convicted, the kid, who is a nice kid with a history of generally good behavior but who got sexually involved far too young, will have to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender. The ways the law reads now young men have sex with girls at their own peril because in the eyes of the courts, boys are always seen as the aggressor. I have seen girls who actively seek guys attention by any means possible, but who act on it with impunity until they get pregnant. I am surprised more men don't speak out because that is not parity.