Getting men on board
Owing to a mess up, there wasn’t a guest blog yesterday, so I thought I’d write down thoughts of my own today. A while ago a friend posted a link to a hard hitting blog post on the subject of rape, in the hopes some of their male friends would read it and do something about it.
I’d like to make a few quick jottings as time doesn’t allow for more.
First, I do suspect that the only men who bother clicking the link are those who are at least somewhat aware of the situation. Those from the “women enjoy sex, so why is rape such a bad thing?” camp (misquote from a BNP member) are unlikely to even bother. Of course, half the point of the post is actually to remind men who “wouldn’t do that” that in some circumstances, they might well. Or they might not stop someone else.
Second, its an interesting shift in mentality. When I was at university, one of the things that bugged me was the extent to which “women’s liberation” was something that only women were allowed to take initiative on. This has a certain logic to it, but here at least, it falls down. You see, in sex-attacks, 90% of the victims are women, and 95% of the perpetrators are men. Male perpetration is common thread, not female victimhood. (Figures are arbitrary, but last time I checked they were close enough to portray the reality).
Anyhow, due to lousy net connection arrangements, I can’t write any more, though I should very much like to. I know that there’s plenty more that I could write.