Posted by Irresponsibility
When I see the headline: “Anti-rape resources for men” I assume it is an article (however superflous) teaching men to how avoid being raped. Alas, in making that assumption I fall afoul of the truism “assume makes an ass out of ‘u’ and ‘me'” because this piece in fact wishes to teach men how to not rape.
Naively, I always figured that not raping is a relatively straightforward concept. Like not killing, or not stealing cars, or not beating your kid. You know, normal, human-decency stuff. It seems I’m wrong. Apparently not raping is an elusive concept to the cock-sporting half of the world’s population, the socio-sexual equivalent of advanced calculus or inorganic chemistry. The concept of not raping is so inherently baffling that women are rallying to help their downtrodden, confused brethern. The author of the post, a female university student, writes:
I want to do some education awareness…. to make men aware that rape is not a women’s issue.
Her instincts are correct. Rape is not a women’s issue. It’s a men’s issue because they rape.
She fails, however, to appreciate the subject-object construction here, hypothesising:
[Rape] will continue until men step in and educate themselves.
No no no no no my friend. Rape will contine until men stop raping. Education, I’m afraid, has sweet fuck-all to do with it. Men rape to assert their dominance. Men rape because they feel entitled to. Men rape because they have power and women don’t. Men rape because they get away with it. Men rape because they hate/fear/dispise/disdain women and under the rules of our social order that’s okay. Men rape because they feed on women’s fear.
Men do not rape because they are confused about what rape is. It is not women’s responsibility to “educate” men. God above. Not raping doesn’t require explanations, slogans, inspirational posters or improv theatre. It only requires men not put their penises where they aren’t welcome.
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