It’s funny, we often hear how women provoke rape because of their attire and behavior. I find this ludicrous. That’s no different than a bank robber defending their actions by saying the presence of the money in the bank caused them to have the uncontrollable urge to get a gun and rob it. It literally is NO DIFFERENT!
I hear it more and more, how women are provoking these attacks. Maybe it is time to reconsider.
If men are so unable to control their behavior, perhaps it’s not the women’s attire, but rather that men themselves are incapable of self control. Of course, by making this sweeping decision, we’d have to make a lot of other changes too.
Someone who can’t restrain themselves from forcing sex with someone obviously shouldn’t be able to vote. They might see a woman at the polls, because at least in most of the polling places I have been, half or more of the workers are female. Some of the candidates on the list might also be female, and their uncontrollable thought patterns might be inspired by the sight of a feminine name. So, no more men voting.
Then, we have men in political office. Any one of them might have uncontrollable urges at some point. They obviously are not competent to hold public office, since sex is their strongest instinct. We may even have proof to further this point of view with so many male politicians caught up in various sex scandals, with women, other men, and with children too. Joined with the whole issue of men not being able to restrain themselves if an attractive woman in attractive clothing should come into view. Then again, not all victims of rape are attractive women. Sometimes, they are elderly women, disabled women, disfigured women, handicapped women, or just plain average women. It might not be the clothing either. Even nuns wearing habits have been raped. I’d not call that garb exactly “provacative” in any sense of the word!
Of course, soldiers have historically had a reputation for raping and pillaging, dating way back to biblical times. We would have to immediately dismiss all males from the various branches of the military too. Obviously, we cannot expect them to work with women, see women, defend women, or fight women. Even other men might not be too safe, if all of the old lewd jokes about sailors is true.
Men would not be allowed to roam the streets freely either. After all, it is a proven fact that most rapes are committed by men who were not restrained. So, all men would have to be confined behind fences and walls, or shackled for excursions into public areas where women and children might frequent. That situation will also cause a great deal of problems, because now we’ll have a large number of dependent men who must be guarded and confined, no longer allowed to contribute to society in general except within the confines of their secured homes and the prisons that we’ll undoubtedly need to house the immense number of men who are unclaimed by a responsible female.
Of course, the issue of at what age a boy would no longer be allowed in the company of respectable women due to his increasing risk of uncontrolled urges to rape. Most boys would probably be deemed “safe” until they neared puberty and started exhibiting signs of their uncontrolled natures.
Just think of all the freedom women would enjoy if they were released from the tyranny of these men with their uncontrollable urges! What contributions to society women would be able to make if they were free to work, study, and socialize without the fear of this behavior!
Come to think of it, we’d probably do away with wars too, other than as a way for these violent and uncontrolled males to vent some of their aggression in non-raping activities. With the men confined, the wars would cause far less damage to our planet and our society too, as they would have to war within their own compound area, rather than over entire countries.
While this may seem utterly ridiculous as a response to rape, so are the rapes themselves. Rapes are a violent assault on a person, and they are also a theft of the vilest sort, as everything the victim has believed in has been shattered permanently. No rape victim ever goes back to being “normal” again. They will always have that scar across their psyche, permanently and viciously implanted by the callous act of another. To let the perpetrators of this crime pour more salt onto the wound by blaming the victim is ridiculous, even if the woman was walking stark naked down the street, any man should be able to respect her rights as a person to determine her own actions without coercion, regardless of whether there was a law or not. Rape of men is also the same, they too bear the scars of the crime, and it will affect the rest of their lives just as it does a woman’s life.
I don’t care how many ridiculously and deliberately obtuse politicians stand up at the podium and claim that women don’t get pregnant during rape. Ask a doctor, it CAN happen. STDs can also be transmitted, and we all know that some of them are dreadful diseases to try and live with. That’s just the physical results of the rape, if there is no damage done physically beyond the rape itself. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the victim is also damaged physically, leaving them in pain, needing reconstructive surgery, and/or permanently disfigured from the assault. Rape isn’t a joke. It is a violent act. It cannot be condoned. It cannot be ignored or swept under the rug. The victims should not be put on trial, and I don’t care if they just finished making a porn flick and were wearing the most provocative club clothing ever seen on the streets of the town. It cannot be justified.
So guys, you can’t have it both ways. You are either fully capable of being rational and exercising control, or you aren’t, and if you aren’t, you should NOT be put in a position to control anything. If I can’t trust you with my daughter, how could I possibly trust you with my government, my money, my anything?