When she says "don't get raped" isn't the ultimate question here, why does rape happen?
Rape happens because men are sexual animals. That is, men by nature - especially in the social and political climate in which we live - tend to follow
their balls over their brains.
This is just the general original state in which the male human specimen functions, prior to the imposition of reason on his behavior. At this state,
this is sadly man's general inclination.
Now, why do some man actually go through
with the act of rape? Undoubtedly, the chief and motivating force of the act is sexual lust for the
victim. On his mind is not 'I want to over-power her' but rather, to put it bluntly, I want to F*ck her. The means by which effects this end is
So the ultimate issue then is the moral state of any individual man. However, no one can be told
how to think and act, and much less can their
weak moral views be elevated above raw sexual lust. In times when a man rapes a woman, it is an expression firstly of a completely dissolute mind, and
secondarily, a man of intense sexual frustration.
When a woman is told "don't dress like a whore", as Krista Ford told Toronto women, she obviously meant it as a practical measure. Rape occurs because
dissolute men become attracted to woman that catch their attention; it stands to reason that the more scantly dressed you are, the more likely you
will fall under their radar, as this tends to be how men, and in general, people think.
Therefore, that asian girl holding a picture which complains about instructing woman to take precautions like dressing more moderately to avoid
increasing the likelihood of getting raped is an essentially political
act which subordinates the personal safety of women to the political
goal of changing people perceptions.
But the perceptions being forced on us don't square with reality. Rape happens because sexually frustrated men commit a horrendous moral offense, but
the issue isn't resolved by telling women to 'stand up for your right to dress as you want', but rather, analyzing the deeper issues beneath the
surface which encourages the type of behavior which sees a man commit to an action so obviously heinous.
At root here is over sexualization in society, and a lack of a sense of morality in the popular culture. In other words, people subjected to a daily
diet of hip hop, trance, house, reality tv shows, family guy, clubs, alcohol, drugs, etc, are not going to be 'convinced' to respect woman because a
campaign is telling them they should do it. These feminists have highly unreasonable expectations.
The only moral
advice, then, appears to be in line with the evidence. The evidence suggests that if a woman cares to protect herself from being
sexually violated, it's in her personal interest to dress in a manner that doesn't make her stick out like a sore thumb.
edit on 30-9-2012 by
dontreally because: (no reason given)