A few days ago, I came across (yet another) blog post about “the myth of ‘rape culture’” and no, I’m not linking to it here. Last night on Twitter, thanks to The Nation’s Aura Bogado – read her latest here – I came across (yet another) hashtag that had descended into… well, I’ll let you see for yourself.
So just remember, folks, next time you hear some uptight, panties-in-a-twist feminist ranting about “rape culture” and “normalization of intimate violence” and “people not taking sexual violence seriously,” that those harpies are full of it. Rape culture is just a myth! I mean, I had to look really hard to find the dozens of examples I found of references to roofies, chloroform, car trunks, bats, slipping molly into champagne, and just telling her she’s going whether she likes it or not! I had to scour the internet. I had to click on a hashtag. I mean, you’ll find sexism everywhere if you look hard enough.
Or, you could just wake up and look around and realize that, holy shit, we live in a rape culture - nothing mythical about it.