Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How To Get Bad Things To Stop

I've long said that certain injustices in the world will stop when they're imposed on just enough women as opposed to being imposed mostly on men.  One of those injustices is being considered a potential rapist:
Writing in Time, Cathy Young notices something interesting in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures on rape: Women rape a lot more than people think..
If the CDC figures are to be taken at face value, then we must also conclude that, far from being a product of patriarchal violence against women, "rape culture" is a two-way street, with plenty of female perpetrators and male victims.
How could that be? After all, very few men in the CDC study were classified as victims of rape: 1.7% in their lifetime, and too few for a reliable estimate in the past year. But these numbers refer only to men who have been forced into anal sex or made to perform oral sex on another male. Nearly 7% of men, however, reported that at some point in their lives, they were "made to penetrate" another person — usually in reference to vaginal intercourse, receiving oral sex, or performing oral sex on a woman. This was not classified as rape, but as "other sexual violence." And now the real surprise: when asked about experiences in the last 12 months, men reported being "made to penetrate" — either by physical force or due to intoxication — at virtually the same rates as women reported rape (both 1.1% in 2010, and 1.7% and 1.6% respectively in 2011).
In short, men are raped by women at nearly the same rate women are raped by men.
According to a recent study from the University of Missouri, published by the American Psychological Association, male victims of sexual assault are often victimized by women: "A total of 43% of high school boys and young college men reported they had an unwanted sexual experience and of those, 95% said a female acquaintance was the aggressor, according to a study published online in the APA journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity."
An erection is not consent!

We can't solve any problems unless we admit what the problem is.  I think the current hoopla over so-called rape culture is another shibboleth of the left, with no bearing on reality except as it gets certain people fired up to vote for more lefties.


maxutils said...

Obviously, my second comment from the post above was meant to apply to this one. Not sure how that happened, but it did.

Ellen K said...

Much of this comes from the very same roots of sexism that the Feminists claim to abhor. Feminists assume that all men want sex all the time. Also notable is that female adults who have sex with young males are prosecuted far less harshly than their male counterparts. Then there are the Feminist segments who belief in some sort of female Goddess and who believe they are entitled to sex when they want it in spite of what others may want. All in all the rape claims which should be taken seriously are not, while trumped up accidental or incidental actions like an unwanted hug or a stolen kiss are prosecuted by unconstitutional college boards like it was an act of terror. How come years after The Feminine Mystique modern women can't say no and learn the value of a well aimed knee or heel?