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  •  I think calling it (8+ / 0-)

    a "rape culture" may be a little too hyperbolic, but I understand where the diarist wants to go.

    Because when women are not seen as having full autonomy over their own bodies, the rape is already happening.
    This is a huge symptom of the problem.  Women are still seen as objects, vassals, baby incubators, "trophies", or property.  Whether it's politics or popular culture, we are inundated with portrayals of women as vulnerable victims, either not pretty and young enough or too pretty for their own good, constantly being judged.

    Until women have full equality with men, I'm afraid the "rape culture" (for lack of a better term) will continue.  We need to teach our sons that women are equals deserving of just as much respect as their fellow male buds.  And hell, teach young women to fight for that respect as well instead of cultivating these self-loathing "feminists" like Palin and Bachmann that do us no favors at all.

    "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

    by La Gitane on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:02:42 AM PST

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