Rape —> consent (marriage or a decent relationship at least) —> prostitution —> forced prostitution —> sexual slavery —> Rape

 

  • “Anderson sees a fundamental problem in the notion of sexual consent as “a woman’s passive acquiescence to male sexual initiative”

    http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-rape/

    From rape all the way to negotiated consent, you have prostitution:

    I’m for legalized prostitution in a civilized culture, the danger is falling into the problems you find in countries that DON’T have protection-for-women and children enforcement, where girls are instead encouraged to become prostitutes at young ages in order to support the family.

    Rape —> consent (marriage or a decent relationship at least) —> prostitution —> forced prostitution —> sexual slavery —> Rape

    It’s a strange spectrum of rights vs protection. Keeping things at the consensual level seems to ‘make sense’.. but _how_ a society goes about it? Lots of strange ways.

     

    Still, I don’t like the “rape assumption” in any case. I’m not a rapist, never would be a rapist. I don’t think that way. Of course, I might also be completely abnormal.

    Oh I agree. I mean, I was raised by a mother who was a “working feminist” (she had a life, wasn’t a protestor or academic); wanted to be a policewoman in 1959 at graduation, when such a thing hardly existed outside of big cities – and she was raised in a rural area of NJ by a foster family… and she’s obviously shaped my outlook on women as equal to men in reality if not always recognized as equal by society [her paychecks were a testament]. She never became a police woman, although she LOVES True Crime drama and solving complicated mysteries]

    But; she has lines. One of which she knows and apparently taught to me somehow, is that the “all men are rapists” is a bunch of bullshit, women don’t “ask for it” – even though she thinks that girl who dress slutty _are_ being rather stupid JUST IN CASE a rapist -happens- to be at a party they go to…

    So, I never felt like a rapist, never thought all men were rapists… and so to me, the “EVERYTHING IS RAPE” is bullshit.

    The spectrum I drew up there isn’t what I believe anyhow. It’s the blurry, illogical set of assumptions that I see as underlying the whole “everything either could’ve been rape but wasn’t, or it was rape.”

    Getting beyond that culturally won’t be easy though. That chain-of-reasoning has been around for a very very long time.

 

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