posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 11:44 PM
reply to post by Dark Ghost
Yanno, I don't normally touch things like this. Here's why:
When I was sixteen I was accused of raping a girl at my high school. Why she targeted me I have no idea to this day. I hardly even knew the girl, we
talked maybe twice ever. My name was dragged through the mud, the county sheriff's office was investigating and just waiting to arrest me. They (the
deputies) doggedly followed and harassed me for the 3 weeks I was suspended from school.
Why was I suspended? Because the county informed the school that I "may be a rapist" and alternative education was at different campus all together.
So I was pretty much screwed until the dropped the charges or I was convicted and could go to the other campus. As such it was suspended until further
notice. However thank the Divine for Blood-typing and rape kits (DNA was around but it was the 90s and expensive as my family would have had to buy
the test for me to prove my innocence.)
Three weeks of aggravation later the blood-typing test came back and lo and behold, B something. I'm O+. Charges dropped. The girl had to move due to
humiliation. Mostly due to me, I won't lie. I was a kid and mad as hell that she accused me.
Anyhow, how does this relate to Feminism? Well just a few years ago I was tapped to speak at a lecture about the Iraq war down at UTSA. Before I was
supposed to speak I was sitting in a back room with a bunch of students that were asking me all sorts of ludicrous question. When a woman walked in
looked around began to say something. She got a few words, "Sarah I need...) She then scuttled out and slammed the door.
I didn't even realize who she was, but I asked the students, "What was that about?" They said they didn't know but two of the female students
chimed in, one of them getting up to go after her, "Sarah", though this an assumption. It was their "Assistant Professor of Women's Studies," and
"had a particular flare" for her "Feminist Theories." I didn't say anything, I just smiled and nodded.
Women have a lot of power in this area, even with the advent of science. Whether or not feminist have had an effect on this is up for grabs, but
let's just say this article gave me a little tickle, despite disagreeing with some of it.