Rape Culture

You may be surprised to learn that we in the United States are living in a “rape culture.”  Chances are, you don’t have any friggin’ idea what “rape culture” is, especially if you have good taste in friends and don’t have a Facebook feed full of liberal-progressive bullshit.

Apparently, “rape culture” is not defined as a culture in which rape is considered acceptable (last I checked, we had laws against that).  No, no.  “Rape culture” means that people say things in casual conversation that could be interpreted by a feminist (or other crazy person) as “victim-blaming” or otherwise “normalizing” rape, such as:

  • “I think I’ll reserve judgment until I hear both sides.”
  • “Maybe, but I don’t know what evidence has been presented.”
  • “And that’s why we don’t walk down dark alleyways at two-thirty in the morning while inebriated.”

According to proponents of this moronic concept, even considering the possibility that a self-declared victim might be “misremembering” the details of her (alleged) assault makes you part of the problem.  This, I suppose means that investigations into allegations of rape are in actuality “victim shaming.”  (What the hell do we need detectives for? Just believe her and toss the guy in jail!  What’s DNA? Swabs are SO invasive!) Never mind that sometimes, people lie.  And that women are people.  And that sometimes lies are about rape.

Remember the Duke lacrosse team rape case?  Yeah, she lied.  And everyone who believed her just because ended up feeling pretty stupid.  Unless they didn’t have enough sense to feel stupid.  Hey, at least they weren’t contributing to “rape culture” by waiting to see the evidence against all those “potential rapists” (liberal for “men”).

Oh, and don’t try to learn from someone else’s mistake.  Good Lord.  You will be virtually beaten online.

This is reason #36 why I hate feminism.  There is legitimate misogyny in this world.  There are children being sold into sex slavery.  There are movie stars who still proclaim admiration for Roman Polanski (who plead guilty to the charge of “unlawful sexual intercourse” with a 13 year old girl).  The presumption of innocence until an accused party has been proven guilty or admitted guilt is not misogyny – it is a foundation of our legal system that keeps us from being thrown in jail just because someone in power doesn’t like us.  It protects idiot feminists as well as the rest of us.

For the record, in reference to the much-discussed rape-allegation of the moment, I am inclined to believe Dylan Farrow.  Woody Allen weirds me the fuck out, and has for years.  Of course, my personal feelings aren’t enough to convict him.  They are enough, however, for me to decide never to pay money to watch any of his movies or support him in any way.  If that’s not good enough for those who claim we live in a “rape culture” simply because the pursuit of truth requires evidence, too bad.

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