Tina and I occasionally write about the young woman’s role in protecting herself from sexual predators. More specifically we often address college students, because we live in a college town where sexual assaults happen…rarely, but they do happen. Well, this is another heads up, but with a new twist. We have excerpts from a notorious feminist who gets it and finally backs us up!
Our premise can be summed up like this: If you go out dressed like a hooker, you get drunk and walk home alone late at night, you’re far more likely to become a victim of sexual assault or worse than those who behave more prudently. (We’re not blaming the victim; we’re just talking about making reasonable decisions about personal conduct.)
On the flip side, our predictable utopian liberals will lecture us that it’s a woman’s right to dress how she wants, when she wants and go where she wants without worrying that she may be raped. And if a woman is raped she had absolutely no responsibility for what happened, i.e., she has no obligation to avoid wearing her sexually provocative clothing, walking alone or staying somewhat sober. She’s under no obligation to show any discrimination on who she befriends when she’s out partying or how she behaves…none.
Camille Paglia writes, “Too many young middleclass women, raised far from the urban streets, seem to expect adult life to be an extension of their comfortable, overprotected homes. But the world remains a wilderness. The price of women’s modern freedoms is personal responsibility for vigilance and self-defense.”
On campus protests: “The gender ideology dominating academe denies that sex differences are rooted in biology and sees them instead as malleable fictions that can be revised at will. The assumption is that complaints and protests, enforced by sympathetic campus bureaucrats and government regulators, can and will fundamentally alter all men.”
Misled: “Misled by the naïve optimism and “You go, girl!” boosterism of their upbringing, young women do not see the animal eyes glowing at them in the dark. They assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes are just a fashion statement containing no messages that might be misread and twisted by a psychotic. They do not understand the fragility of civilization and the constant nearness of savage nature.”
Chico State is typical of most colleges in California when it comes to hyping the “no means no” policy. They often wind up characterizing routine dating incidents into some kind of sexual assault and rip on the male offender like he was a cave dweller. Say for instance, if the young man’s hand slips over the girls breast. It happens, and it has for tens of thousands of years. She might slap him, saying don’t go there and it’s done. This is not a reportable event. But, with today’s radical feminist culture on campus, this might as well be a 1st degree felony in their eyes! And trying to ask a girl out from your class is viewed as sexual harassment! But, walking half naked alone is not asking for trouble? This kind of political correctness clouds reality and serves no good purpose.
For more on Camille’s article click here: ARTICLE