[trigger warning: rape culture]
A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?
They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.
Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.
this is why calling people out on rape jokes is so fucking important.
This is fascinating, I had no idea.
I think I already reblogged this, but just in case I didn’t….
I also like the following from the same post:
And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?
That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.
You. The rapist’s comrade.
Because feminists think most men are NOT rapists, actually. Feminists think most men are appalled by rape and would never do it, and therefore would want to do anything they can do to help end it. Including stopping making awful jokes, because it’s such a tiny thing to give up, in the broad scheme of things, to demonstrate that you are not that guy’s comrade. (If only this logic worked in real life.)
Ew ew ew. Stop making rape jokes, pleeeease.
And this ladies and gentlemen, was why I got so pissed.