Women should know better than to get raped

Sounds fucked-up, but that’s basically the message Wall Street Journal writer Naomi Schaefer Riley is sending with her opinion piece, Ladies, You Should Know Better: How feminism wages war on common sense. Of course.
On the rape and murder of Imette St. Guillen, Riley says that while it was a tragedy, she “was last seen in a bar, alone and drinking at 3 a.m.� and “that a 24-year-old woman should know better.� Naturally. Wasn’t Guillen aware of the woman-only curfew and alcohol prohibition? Please. Are we seriously back to the blame-the-victim game?

If you have attended college any time in the past 20 years, you will have heard that if a woman is forced against her will to have sex, it is “not her fault” and that women always have the right to “control their own bodies.” Nothing could be truer. But the administrators who utter these sentiments and the feminists who inspire them rarely note which situations are conducive to keeping that control and which threaten it. They rarely discuss what to do to reduce the likelihood of a rape. Short of re-educating men, that is.

Right. Because re-educating men and teaching them the difficult-to-comprehend lesson that rape is wrong is just silly. Much better that women live in constant fear and steer clear of public places after dusk.
This part of Riley’s article also struck me:

But just as sociopaths exist on the Lower East Side, they exist on college campuses. One or two might even be playing lacrosse for Duke University.

I don’t think most rapists aren’t sociopaths. Unfortunately, they’re “normal� guys. That’s why the whole creepy-rapist-jumping-out-of-the-bushes is, for the most part, a myth. Rape is part of our culture; it’s normalized to the point where men who are otherwise decent guys will rape and not even think that it’s wrong. And that’s what terrifies me.
Riley also goes on to call women who get raped big dummies, so it’s an all-around fun read.
Via Broadsheet.

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