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  •  Sexism is a double edged sword. (4+ / 0-)

    I really believe it is that simple.

    We wouldn't wink and laugh at 300,000 to 600,000 rapes of women occuring in facilities controlled by our Government every year.

    I'm not saying we pay enough attention to the rape of women in our Military, or sexual abuse of women in prison by male guards.  We don't.

    But, people don't laugh about it or treat it like Justice, or a joke.

    That's the flip side of the noxious outmoded concept of "Chivalry", that Women are noble and virtious and pure and deserve to be protected....while men are crude and base and vile, but ought to be "strong enough to protect themselves", feeding into the social acceptance of the abuse of men who cannot protect themselves.

    "Callin' it your job sure don't make it Right, but if you want me to I'll say a prayer for your soul tonight" John Mellencamp ~ Scarecrow

    by JesseCW on Sun Mar 29, 2009 at 02:34:53 PM PDT

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    •  also note (0+ / 0-)

      I believe incarcerated women face a higher incidence of rape by jailers.

      •  Yup (0+ / 0-)

        although much lower in terms of fellow inmates (not to say it doesn't happen).

        "Callin' it your job sure don't make it Right, but if you want me to I'll say a prayer for your soul tonight" John Mellencamp ~ Scarecrow

        by JesseCW on Mon Mar 30, 2009 at 09:00:19 AM PDT

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