Oh, this is good. This is a terrific article breaking down the left’s allegations that a women need not take steps, including availing themselves to self-defense, to stop the so-called rape culture.
They claim that a expecting a woman to exercise good judgement and common sense, situational awareness and carry meaningful self-defense tools (a handgun, not a tongue depressor) is “enabling” the rape culture.
No, in reality it’s taking responsibility for your own safety. No reasonable and prudent woman would parade down Little Mogadishu in Minneapolis, Minnesota in in a bra and microskirt at midnight on a Friday night anymore than a reasonable and prudent person man or woman would flash fat stacks of hundred dollar bills at midnight in the middle of the Ferguson, Missouri “protests” of late.
Ignore the Tinkerbelles: Stop rape culture. Get a gun.
Some so called feminists on Twitter claim that women’s self defense enables rape culture. They said we should simply teach men not to rape. We only need to tell predators “Don’t hurt others” rather than teaching women to be aware, avoid trouble when they can, and to defend themselves when they must. Some so-called feminists went further and claimed that refusing to be a victim “enables rape culture” and so promotes sexual assault. I disagree. Preparation does not cause violence.
Locking your front door does not enable burglary culture
I understand the attraction of utopian fantasies. Claiming you’re against rape by choosing to be vulnerable is a fantasy virtue with strong emotional rewards. In our age of hash-tag activism, it is a Tinker Bell ideology of crime prevention. The so called anti-rape culture clams to stop an attacker if we all think “be nice” real hard. The so called anti-rape culture claims our nice thoughts will somehow stop assault, rape and murder. The feel-good emotions of the anti-rape fantasy sell on campus and academia. Reality is not that pretty.
The “play nice” fantasy sounds harmless, except for all the people the fantasy leaves beaten, sexually assaulted and killed. The fantasy fails time after time as it enables domestic abuse. Stopping an abuser takes more than words. The “play nice” fantasy fails in each gun-free zone. The
gun-free zonedisarmed victim zones may be in major Democrat controlled cities, or at liberal controlled college campuses. Disarmament advocates ignore their record of failure and the growing mountain of victims.
Selling vulnerability as a virtue is evil. It is as evil as a medical doctor who sells a false cure to a sick patient.
Every bit of this piece is great, and we’ve already pasted more than fair use but I can’t leave this out…
Self-defense training does not enable assault culture.
To the ideologues carrying the Peace protest banners, put down the cardboard signs and pick up your staff. So armed, go boldly into the night. Go in peace, but go armed and #BeCarrying.