It is sexist for women to avoid men because the fear of rape because the majority of rapes are committed by men just like it is racist saying the majority of violent crimes are committed by minorities there for it is wise to avoid minorities
these were all taught to me by my mother & grandmother. my grandmother grew up in japan and is the most cautious of us, with good reason.
I am only paranoid at night when I'm walking alone a dark path... but I am neurotic...
I trust men and I know that there are MORE normal men who don't behave like wild starving animals.
While walking anywhere, I don't mind if a man is close... but if he is starting talking to me in a very inappropriate way or "checks" me out like he would be looking at some object, I start to avoid him because I get scared... I consider myself WAY weaker than a guy so I guess that's normal?
But I think it's the same way of thinking like.. when some men think, a woman wears short skirts and cleavages for THEM. :/
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You can wear them for the President of the United States for all we care... we're still going to look.
I mean... you shouldn't need Captain Hindsight to tell you that if you don't want men to look at your ass, you shouldn't wear tight pants.
Anyways I'm over run. You people win ok. I'm a rapist, I condone rape, I think rape is ok because it's hormonal and Satan is my dad and female Diablo my mother. I'm evil and you guys are awesome and everything is well that ends well. Happy now? Whatever, I truly am done here.
Last edited by Arganis; 2013-02-12 at 01:09 AM.
(And yes, I see that you have posted some guidelines for how women can avoid being raped -- which I agree with, by the way. The fact remains that a man making similar suggestions would be pilloried as a victim-blamer.)
Last edited by Solo66; 2013-02-12 at 01:05 AM.
The 2% of rapes being falsely reported came from FBI.gov of reported rapes, not supposed rapes. It's a fact. It's there. To try to imply that that number is higher than it actually is implies that women are liars, and the men who are acquitted are never liars.
Many studies are inconclusive because of the low report rate. That does not change the statistics that ARE out there. You're trying to imply the falsely accused rate is higher than it has been proven to be.
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These types of threads are always tiring. It's always people arguing from either extreme side and it always sounds the same. The chauvanists usually end up sounding like some backwoods hick from a hundred years ago and the feminists are usually just preaching equal rights until its time to pick up the check or get into a life boat. Double standards suck no matter who it is.
"We" don't live in a state of fear, but we're cautious. When 50% of the entire world population can overpower you in most cases, that's what you do. You get cautious.
Besides that, almost all women will have experienced unwanted intimacy in their lives - not necessarily raping. Think of whistling, sexist comments, slap on the ass, creepy stares by guys that could be your grandfather (there's a reason we call that "looks that undress you" in some languages). Add to that that we *know* these guys could literally take what they want from us, yeah, we'll sidestep. In short, we have no reason to be trusting of strange men when on our own, especially not if those men are together, under the influence of alcohol, or could otherwise be tempted to misbehave (alone at night, etc).
Edit: I really must add it is probably a very hard thing to imagine for a man.
Last edited by darenyon; 2013-02-12 at 01:13 AM.