Many of the tragedies mentioned about spring from what I see as a naïve faith in the power of the modern sexual revolution. Women today are technically free to do all sorts of things that were forbidden to their grandmothers, which is all well and good. But in practice, rape and the notion of sexual conquest persist for the same reason that warfare persists: because the human animal– especially the male animal– craves drama as much as food, shelter and clothing. Conquering an unwilling sex partner is about as much drama as a man can find without shooting a gun– and, of course, guns haven’t disappeared either.
Earth to liberated women: When you display legs, thighs or cleavage, some liberated men will see it as a sign that you feel good about yourself and your sexuality. But most men will see it as a sign that you want to get laid.
Actually, “conquering an unwilling sex partner” isn’t drama, it’s rape. It’s about as dramatic as me bashing someone over the head with a lead pipe. One of the examples this troglodyte gives as displaying skin is a picture of Lara Logan at an awards ceremony wearing a gown that had a plunging neckline! And bare shoulders! Because I’m sure that’s exactly what she was wearing at Tahrir Square when she was assaulted.
This brings me to another ridiculous thing–the NYC police officer who stopped a woman cyclist who was wearing a mini-skirt. No, really:
Rijcken was in town for the New Amsterdam Bike Show on April 30. After she had dismounted on Broadway in SoHo, an NYPD officer stopped, berated, and threatened to ticket Rijcken for wearing a skirt while cycling, which, it must be noted, is entirely legal and common. Rijcken says the officer told her that her skirt was dangerous because she would distract drivers and potentially cause them to crash.
“I was standing there next to my bike, looking at my map, and then this police guy stops and starts telling me about my skirt,” reported Rijcken. “At first I thought he was making a joke or maybe even a compliment, but then I found out he was serious because he got really mad.”
The officer got out of his car and threatened to ticket her, said Rijcken, even though, it bears repeating, there is no law against biking in a skirt. The justification for a potential ticket was the danger her exposed skin posed to everyone on the street. “That was the bottom line, that I was very dangerous,” said Rijcken. “I think every woman, even when walking in a skirt, would be dangerous then.”
Obviously, nowhere near as awful as rape, but Rijcken was shaken enough to return to her hotel room and change. This is utterly ridiculous, especially in a city with the Naked Cowboy.
And if you’ve ever written a post decrying rape (how is that controversial, by the way?), the apologists always come crawling out of the woodwork: she drank too much, or she wore too little.
Here’s what I don’t get about all of these bozos. They apparently want to live in a world where women can’t tie a few on (sluts!), can’t flirt (sluts!), and can’t reveal a little skin (sluts!).
Why would you want that? What a hideous, miserable existence.
Rape apologists are so stupid, they don’t even realize how much they’re making themselves miserable. Just how insecure do you have to be to drag everyone down to feel self-righteous? You instead should be pissed off at the fucked-up men among us who make female sexuality dangerous, instead of a normal and safe part of life.