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  •  Because they don't want to deal with reality (7+ / 0-)

    The reality is rape culture enables not only rapists, but even the men who never have any intention of raping anyone.  They damned well know it, and they don't want things to change.

    It's same thing with the gun arguments, bring up the most ridiculous edge cases possible and get away from the vast majority of clear-cut crimes that aren't being prosecuted.  The behavior is identical.  Meanwhile we have laws going in to prevent a predicted 25 deaths nationally due to electric cars being too quiet at low speeds.  But 30,000 gun deaths a year, or I don't even know how many unprosecuted, let alone unreported rapes a year, hundreds of thousands, oh nooooo, we CAN'T make those laws tougher.

    •  Yep, it's a way for men to control women (3+ / 0-)
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      even when men aren't actively participating in it. By condoning it, they ensure that women live in fear of the dominant male culture.

      •  I know men who do not want any woman to have to (2+ / 0-)
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        live in fear ever again and unfortunately, I also know rapists.  Between the two is a vast middle, where to differing degrees this certainly appears to be true.  While some Nice Guys tm  in that vast middle do receive some awfully nice benefits from women being afraid all the time.

    •  Wow (2+ / 0-)
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      The reality is rape culture enables not only rapists, but even the men who never have any intention of raping anyone.  They damned well know it, and they don't want things to change.
      I am, sadly, not very shocked that this abhorrent point of view is represented. I fervently hope that people with this opinion are the minority.

      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:53:32 PM PST

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      •  Men are evil. The spawn of satan. (1+ / 0-)
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        dizzzave

        once you accept that truth it becomes much more clear.

        To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.” ― Woody Allen

        by soros on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:28:28 PM PST

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        •  Just checked your comment history to (1+ / 0-)
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          soros

          see if you were snarky or not, since that comment is super over the top.

          How do you still have any mojo at all with all the HRs?

          I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

          by coquiero on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:41:34 PM PST

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          •  Those HR's are interesting, for sure. (1+ / 0-)
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            Sparhawk

            That was the first time I've seen 'group moderation (think?)' to that extent.  Seriously laughable stuff afaic.

            To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.” ― Woody Allen

            by soros on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:46:21 PM PST

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