Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Teaching Men Not To Rape

Some things are so utterly damn stupid you don't know where to start. Most of these things come from liberals, and among liberals, the stupidest ideas by far come from feminists. One of these dopey ideas is that we live in a "rape culture." Now, there are rape cultures. By our standards, much of the Third World is just one huge rape culture — I think of India and Africa in particular. And within this country, we have little pockets of rape culture in our Third World immigrant communities we're all so fond of, not to mention your average Black ghetto.  And then we have this swell new idea that women shouldn't ever, ever, be expected to defend themselves or even take any precautions — no, it's everybody else's responsibility to teach men not to rape. And to suggest that women should defend themselves, as Miss Nevada just did, is blaming the victim.

Even though you may disagree with the basic assumptions of communists, normal liberals, socialists, or whatever, you can usually at least discuss things with them, because they all accept the idea, at least of logic, cause and effect, and reasoning. They can actually follow a syllogism. But not feminists. It's like they've decided that "reason" is some sort of tool of male oppression, and they don't want anything to do with it, and subordinate actual thinking to feeling. This is, of course, a tendency of liberals in general, but it's fully developed among feminists, and their ideology is thoroughly purged of facts and logic.

As for the current Miss Nevada kerfluffle, Larry Correia deals with it much better than I could. This is from Monster Hunter Nation:

by correia45

Believe it or not, I actually know a bit about beauty pageants. Yes, I know it doesn’t fit my image, but bear with me. Back in college I went out with Miss Utah State and attended several of these things. One thing that I learned was that despite the stereotypes about the dumb beauty queen, most of these women were very smart. Capable, intelligent women understand the need to take responsibility for their own safety.

So Miss Nevada was doing the Q&A for the Miss America pageant and said something that caused the Perpetually Outraged to get their outrage on.
 “I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,”Nia Sanchez said. “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”

The internet then exploded with its typical impotent fist shaking fury. Now, normal, not insane people may be confused as to what Miss Nevada said that was so outrageous, but here is a helpful glimpse into the brains of various Twitter lemmings.
How did she win after that awful and offensive answer? Idiot— 
Cait Cremeens (@CaitCremeens) June 09, 2014
I’m sorry, but women shouldn’t need to take self defense classes to protect themselves from rape #MissUSA— 
Peter Simon (@PeterSimon12) June 09, 2014
Let’s hope Nevada uses her media tour to reiterate that teaching girls self defense is NOT the best way to protect against assault #MissUSA
Miss Nevada, who just reinforced victim-blaming rape culture to millions of viewers, is crowned #MissUSA 2014.— 
šəʿ (@shereenTshafi) June 09, 2014
Miss Nevada was asked about rape at colleges and answered that women need to learn to defend themselves… OR MEN COULD JUST NOT RAPE.

Yeah. Try to wrap your brain around that shit. The answer to violent crime isn’t to do things to protect yourself from the criminal, but to WISH for the criminal not to exist at all… Good luck with that.

In the same spirit as other useless feel-good/do-nothing LibProg hastag campaigns like #bringbackourgirlshttp://monsterhunternation.com/2014/05/08/operation-pouty-face/ somebody started #yesallwomen, which mostly consists of shrieking about how all women are victims and all men are inherently evil, misogyny is everywhere, and any conservative women who disagree are stupid, so you know, the usual.

One of the favorite topics of the #yessallwombyns crowd is rape. Rape is an evil crime. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum we can all agree that rape is bad. Everybody who isn’t a scumbag criminal would like to see it end. The difference is that conservatives live in reality where human nature and history demonstrate that wishful thinking is useless, and libprogs live in a fantasy wonderland where the idea of fighting back against rapists is somehow bad and the real problem is that somebody just needed to teach rapists not to rape.
Not happy w/ Miss Nevada’s answer that to stop rape we should teach women to defend themselves…Why don’t we teach men to not rape?— 
Kelsey Bemus (@KelseyBemus) June 09, 2014
Miss Nevada described how individuals need to protect themselves from rape, instead of teaching others not to rape. Stop the victim blaming.— 
Haley Ploucha (@hallepalouka) June 09, 2014

A note on “victim blaming” that I got from author Mike Williamson. If I teach my kids to look both ways before crossing the street so they don’t get hit by cars, am I victim blaming?
(Larry has a lot more to say about this. Read the whole post HERE.)

And a highly relevant graphic here:
Update! I received a well-thought-out reply to this post from a deep-thinking feminist:

What an asshole you are. May you never be bound and an ally raped.
Quibcag: This post required two quibcags. The first is illustrated by non-feminist Marii Buratei (蕪羅亭 魔梨威 Buratei Marii), of Joshiraku (じょしらく). The second features Mouri Ran (毛利 蘭) of Detective Conan, AKA Meitantei Conan (名探偵コナン). She is teaching a man not to rape.

1 comment:

  1. It's not teach women not to get raped vs teach men not to rape. Rapists rape that's what they do. Even if you follow the most salient tips on how to avoid rape , there is still a chance however lessened that you will be raped.

    So if the message was "rehabilitate rapists" that would show an undeserved amount of compassion and a little misguided hope but it would be a hell of a lot better than "teach men not to rape".

    In Canada the term rape is not used in the criminal code but I think "Aggravated sexual assault" is what most people image when they imagine rape.