posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 08:22 AM
As much as I'd like to see young women discouraged from this type of behaviour, I'd like to see young men refuse to participate in it too.
It appears to me that men have been brainwashed as much as women to think that the only, or major, interest in their lives should be sex.
Fair enough, a young woman should take responsibility for herself and not get drunk in public to the point that she is unable to defend herself
against sexual attack, but what sort of sad git takes advantage of a woman in that condition? Presumably one who is too ugly or has insufficient
status to attract a sober and discriminating woman.
These men will want to get married one day too. What self-respecting woman would want one of them?
If a man was in such an inebriated state in public would anyone defend a robber for stealing his possessions? Or a thug who beat him up?
We all have a duty to treat the helpless with respect and compassion. Regardless of whether or not that person is helpless because of their own lack
of self-control. A drunk is unable to behave decently, due to their inebriation. What excuse would a sober person have for taking advantage?
I've been very saddened to see men encouraged to think that the only things they need to see in a newspaper are semi-naked women and the sports
pages. The media have a lot to answer for.
And if anyone were worried about these young women reproducing and bringing a new generation of even 'looser' young women into the world, it could
be noted that many of them might be unable to. Because the stds they are exposing themselves to could render them infertile.
I don't want to go back to the days of sexual repression, but after 40 odd years of feminism the old double standards still appy. I think feminists
were very naive to think that they could have complete sexual freedom and still have respect from men. Men started to retaliate from the start just
by refusing to hold a door open for a woman. The attitude that a liberated woman could do without courtesy was there from the start. Of course,
women can open doors for themselves - this is just an example of the way good manners started to be eroded.
It could well be argued that a major achievement of feminism was to make millions of young women available for the use of unscrupulous men.
All the protection and guidance they had went out the _ The pressure was there right away to behave in what was considered the new 'norm'.
And of course the boundaries keep being pushed back.
And I don't think it's right to 'treat a whore like a whore'. If a person has been properly brought up to treat people with courtesy, I think it
best not to lower their standards.