Tuesday, December 14, 2010

There is no excuse when men rape; but women who make false rape claims are merely defending their femininity

This is a post about personal responsibility, and about how it applies to only one gender and not the other.

What can aptly be called the sexual grievance industry teaches: ". . . sexual arousal is not an excuse for sexual assault. . . .  people always have the ability to stop themselves even when they are aroused." See here.  And: "We know that men are capable of being kind, caring people -- that is why we are sending them the message to not be 'that guy.' Sexually assaulting someone is a choice, not an uncontrollable instinct."  See here.

And, of course, those points are self-evident.  No reasonable person could possibly dispute them.

But compare those admonitions to men with feminist Amanda Hess' rationale for why some women make false rape claims: Rape culture, she claims, is the reason women falsely cry rape. Among the ways it manifests itself is when "the woman had desired the sex all along, but must defend her femininity by saying that she had been coerced into sex."  See here.

Men who commit sexual assault = no excuses;
Women who make false rape claims = merely defending their femininity.

Some people claim I attack feminism. I don't attack feminism. I just quote it.