Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Men falsely accused have "lessons" to learn -- and that's not victim blaming?

The feminist sexual assault lobby routinely decries any suggestion that women should take measures to avoid rape. This, they assert, is a form of victim blaming that removes the responsibility from the men who rape.

Note the following passage from this article by Tom Suiter, which likely would be overlooked by any casual reader:

"It’s hard to believe that just two years ago, this [Duke Lacrosse] was a program in shambles after false allegations of rape at an off-campus party brought national attention to Duke University for all the wrong reasons.Now, Duke lacrosse is back in the news and this time for all the right reasons. . . . .The humiliations of two years ago and the lessons learned won’t be forgotten by any of those players who lived through it. But the chance is at hand for them to get some kind of positive closure."

Did you get that? Men falsely accused have "lessons" to be "learned." Is that offensive to anyone? Of course not. The young men likely will think twice about putting themselves in a situation where they can be falsely accused again. And they should. Would anyone think this is "victim blaming"? Again, of course not.

Then why aren't the radical feminists challenged when they denounce as "victim blaming" good faith suggestions that women should not put themselves in harm's way?

There are bad men out there. And bad women. We would all do well to avoid falling prey to them. Does that mean that a woman "asked" to be raped? Or that a man "asked" to have a false accusation made against him? The fact is, few people believe that. Many people do believe that some women who are raped are stupid or foolish. And so were the Duke Lacrosse boys.

Just another example of how the feminist sexual assault lobby's mantras, which they repeat with cookie-cutter redundancy, don't always hold up when exposed to the harsh light of logic and rationality.