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  •  The fact that I framed the Diary a certain way (3+ / 0-)
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    mamamorgaine, Oh Mary Oh, snowwoman

    and it really wasn't much more than a comment, neither suggests nor implies that I think that it is the only issue.

    I did not frame the Diary in a way that suggests that only men rape women, but that is the issue I was discussing.

    You are free to widen the discussion at your convenience.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 04:20:56 PM PDT

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    •  A fair point. (2+ / 0-)
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      twigg, WakeUpNeo

      I'm not flaming you. Lots of people see the crime of rape as exclusively perpetuated by males against females. I saw it that way for a long time. However, this is not reality.

      Personally, I feel there needs to be far more research done on female rapists. For every study on the frequency and motivations behind male rape commission, there should be another on female rape commission. Also, same sex rape needs to be examined. We actually do know a little bit about male-on-male sexual violence, but I haven't seen much literature concerning female-on-female sexual violence.

      While I appreciate your good intentions, I would argue that addressing the issue of rape from only one direction is a bit like building a bridge halfway across a river. What's the point? One final thing to consider, rapists often were the victims of sexual abuse at some point in their childhood. Every man, or woman, who gets away with abusing children... plays a role in creating a new generation of rapists.

      You can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America.

      by Eric Stratton on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 04:39:41 PM PDT

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