The Rape Question

Skewers many of the problems I see with modern feminist argumentation and its abuse of stats and moral panic.

The Honest Courtesan

I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire.   –  Robin Morgan

At one time it was a subject rarely spoken of in public; now it sometimes seems that some people talk of little else.  Since the 1970s rape has become one of the most politicized issues of our culture, despite sex being arguably the least appropriate topic for politics imaginable.  The politicization of what could be considered the most personal of crimes began in 1970 with the publication of Carol Hanisch’s second-wave feminist manifesto “The Personal is Political”; as I wrote in my essay “Politicizing the Personal”,

The only problem with [the essay] is, it’s a load of crap; usually, the personal is just personal, and declaring it to be political merely holds the door open…

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One response to “The Rape Question

  1. I have no idea why the radical feminists embrace some of the most sexist, obnoxious, irrational women authors out there as their heroines. You have to remember that Robin Morgan also said, “I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” Catherine McKinnon thought, “All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman.” And of course, Andrea Dworkin said, “I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.”

    And these people can’t see why nobody takes them seriously?

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