This. Everything in this. In fact, print it, frame it, and put it on your wall. Because it simply cannot be better said.
It’s time to address a few of the more spectacular claims that emerged from the anti-feminist crowd last week.
1. The repeated assertion that it’s not victim-blaming to suggest women drink less at conventions.
Rape is, by its very nature, a thing someone inflicts on somebody else. It’s a one-sided crime. When you suggest that women take any sort of action to avoid rape, you shift the blame where it properly should be (ie, on the rapist) and transfer some of it to women. You’re implying that she is at least partially responsible for becoming the victim of a crime. You are claiming that she provoked the rapist into taking a specific action.
I should not have to explain how this is misogynist but given the vile comments that appeared in my comment section and continue to appear on avenues like Twitter, the Slyme Pit, and the Randi Foundation’s forums
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