Monday, February 25, 2008

The Campus Rape Myth

If you've got kids in or going to college, and you haven't already thought about this mess- or God forbid, had to deal with it- read this. You already know things are messed up in our universities, but this points out just how bad this mess has become.

Mac Donald writes about girls going to parties with the intention of getting drunk and getting laid, which- unhappily- isn't a surprise to me. Daughter told of friends going out on Thursday nights- the big party night- to watch the Walk of Shame as they called it: girls who'd gone to a frat party to get drunk and laid walking back to the dorm, sometimes still drunk and sometimes somewhat sober, with their panties in their purse. Apparently it was a fair spectacle, and unless the weather was really ratty it happened most weeks.

There are a lot of people out there who have a lot to answer for, for what they've done to our kids. You can prepare them for this kind of garbage but it's still a threat. And so much of it boils down to "You are not responsible if bad things happen." Well, sometimes not. But if you act in ways that lead to a problem, if you go out wanting a situation to happen, you damn sure DO have responsibility in it. This bit covers the thoughts of the 'experts':
But suggest to a rape bureaucrat that female students should behave with greater sexual restraint as a preventive measure, and you might as well be saying that the girls should enter a convent or don the burka. “I am uncomfortable with the idea,” e-mailed Hillary Wing-Richards, the associate director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Women’s Resource Center at James Madison University in Virginia. “This indicates that if [female students] are raped it could be their fault—it is never their fault—and how one dresses does not invite rape or violence. . . . I would never allow my staff or myself to send the message it is the victim’s fault due to their dress or lack of restraint in any way.” Putting on a tight tank top doesn’t, of course, lead to what the bureaucrats call “rape.” But taking off that tank top does increase the risk of sexual intercourse that will be later regretted, especially when the tank-topper has been intently mainlining rum and Cokes all evening.(bold mine)

Think about that. Not only does getting drunk and bedding some guy, and regretting it the next day now constitute 'rape' to these people, they've reduced these females to beings incapable of being responsible for their actions; they can't be blamed, oh no, it's the guys' fault. Every time. You went out with the intention of getting drunk and 'hooking up' with some guy? Not your fault something happened, ever.

If you've got a daughter in or going to college, and you haven't already, talk to her about this bullshit. This crap has already screwed up too damn many lives.


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Anonymous said...

Well, this is a big, fat ass pile of BULLSHIT!! I have seen so many girls regret having sex with someone...but oh my goodness..while it was going on, they were howling at the moon. (If the guy was good) The next day, "oh what did I do"...I know, "I'll just say he raped me".

In my honest opinion...SERIOUSLY, the girls who do that, need PRISON TIME. I am that serious. Screw an innocent man's life up...oh and make it that much harder for the REAL RAPE VICTIMS to come forth.

I'm sorry for the strong content, actually...that's a lie. I'm not sorry. This just pisses me off.

Anonymous said...

Another thing.
Alcohol removes a female's abilty to consent to sex.
Magically, however, it does not remove a male's ability to form the intent to have sex.

Firehand said...

Fire, that's been a side-effect of this crap for some time: it makes it harder for a lot of people to take a report of a REAL rape seriously. Which is a real damn problem.

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