Friends and enemies.
First, I do not believe women should be blamed for rape.
But, secondly, I do believe in personal responsibility.
I feel that is a problem in our ‘post-modern’ view of dating. Too much of our ‘dating’ has been formed by ‘romance’ literature. Seduction and conquest are taught as ‘Love.’ And THEY ARE NOT.
Love is love, and love values the people in our relationships. Love does not abuse them.
And as I responded our fellow blogger.
I firmly believe much of the differences between her and I could be summed up in the words:
“Fear leads to reload.”
I would add, an empty clip should be the adequate result of fear. Unless the fear is minor, then one or two rounds should suffice.
But, one of the reasons violent crime has become so universal is that we are perpetrating a culture of victims.
You cannot grow victims without also growing perpetrators.
IMHO. What is your opinion?
Recently I participated in a brief exchange on Facebook on the topic of sexual assault. The person who initiated the discussion was upset by the comments following an article at Jezebel.com written by a woman who had been sexually assaulted on the street. Apparently the nature of the offending comments were of the “I would’ve broken his hand!” variety. My friend’s premise in her Facebook update was that this kind of attitude is harmful to the victims of rape and sexual assault, and only serves to perpetuate the problem. She stated “Okay, actually, I get it: they are trying to comfort themselves with the idea that they are invulnerable. The problem with this is that they are implicitly blaming the person telling the story for, basically, being incompetent to defend themselves. This reinforces rape culture, because it reinforces the conception that the onus is on people (mostly women) to NOT GET RAPED.”
I couldn’t agree more, and, like…
View original post 1,522 more words