Eight percent of college men have either attempted or successfully raped. Thirty percent say they would rape if they could get away with it. When the wording was changed to “force a woman to have sex,” the number jumped to 58%. Worse still, 83.5% argue that “some women look like they are just asking to be raped.”—
Margo Paine, Ph.D. (Body Wars)
This is appalling, and one of many reasons why I publicly identify as a male feminist.
Read this. Take a second to stop looking at all the pretty pictures on your dash or reblogging all of the fun memes and read about what is happening. Just read it. People need to know what is happening before they can help, and the more people that know the better. There could be something you could do, or there could be something someone you know could do. Maybe one of your followers wants to help, or knows someone who can help. Just read it, and please reblog posts regarding Libya. Ignoring it because you don’t want to hear about something so sad won’t make it go away. Please.
I spend a lot of time messing around on majority male forums. Most of the time its fun and stuff. But sometimes when certain issues arise I get a tad bit…annoyed.
I realize that there are some women out in the world shallow enough to cry ‘rape’ to get back at a boyfriend or something. But I bet that the percentage of women who actually get raped and never report it is much higher.
In these male dominated forums, quite a few, not all and most times not a majority, but quite a few commenters always bring up the issue of false rape accusations. They always side with the male and, often, make the detestable accusations, “well she probably shouldn’t have been walking alone at night” or, “she was dressed like a whore, what was she expecting,” or even, “she shouldn’t have been drinking!” As if that shit fucking matters.
Things like that, statements like that, that stupid mentality frustrates me. Its angers me in a way few other ignorant statements can. How utterly ignorant of these men who post such comments that they do not realize their own privilege.
I wish my English were good enough and I were eloquent enough to really give this topic a sufficient post. But I’m not. I just want to get the issue out there so if anyone who reads this comes across such behavior, they’d be able to recognize it for what it is: privilege and ignorance blowing from someone’s ass.