Just a few little facts and statistics people should be aware of regarding "rape culture".
It seems that people are generally unaware that rape has actually decreased by over 80% since 1979, despite an increase in the willingness of victims and others to report them (and here are three more links that verify this) or that FALSE reports of rape across college campuses are at an all-time high, as reported by an equity feminist scholar that has written extensively on the subject of “rape culture” (For good measure, here are even more statistics and information directly from the U.S. Department of Justice).
The ubiquitous “1 in ¾/5 women will become a victim of rape” statement that keeps popping up is actually a complete and utter lie (and here are three more links to verify this as well).
The concept of “rape culture” is being frequently written off as the mass hysteria that it really is, including by one of the most high-profile social/cultural magazines on the planet. People are spreading this idea that all men are violent, rapacious monsters, when the majority of men on this planet simply would not bring themselves to commit such a heinous act.
Something people fail to realize is that acts of violence are not a product of our culture - they are a product of a lack of function in the brain, particularly the pre-frontal cortex. No form of joke of any kind is going to damage a person’s brain. You could bombard a man with violent imagery of rape and murder, but mere image and suggestion is not going to disable the functioning of the pre-frontal cortex. This area of the brain is responsible for controlling our impulses. For most human beings, this keeps us from acting out against what we’ve learned to be the appropriate behavior in our society. Time and again, science has shown us that the brains of violent criminals are not the same as those of the average person.
Today’s corrupted “feminism” also lies to women about “oppression”. The kind of radical feminism you see practiced on tumblr has corrupted what was once a legitimate movement. Of course, we’re well aware now that people on tumblr will frequently make up completely false stories to back up their accusations of “rape culture” (Hell, here’s another one for good measure!) We’re also well aware now that tumblr “feminists” will do some pretty vile things to others in the name of “activism”, such as giving someone’s personal information out to a potential rapist. This has happened TWICE now. They also deny that misandry exists, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary being witnessed on a daily basis. They disregard the fact that men are actually more frequently the victims of violent crime than women - THREE TIMES as likely, in fact. They ignore the fact that women also commit acts of murder (children are more likely to be murdered by their mothers rather than their fathers), domestic violence (at least 40% of all domestic violence is done against men, by women), and even rape (recent reports from both Harvard and the CDC have discovered that up to 40% of all rape is carried out by women). To top it off, “feminists” themselves also frequently commit acts of violence and harassment in the name of their “cause”.
The most repulsive thing “feminism” has been doing lately is to hijack tragedies, and try to use them as a political step stool, regardless of the feelings of the families and friends of the deceased (including literally erasing the fact that there were twice as many male victims as female in the Elliot Rodger case, and even claiming they were “accidental” killings , when three of them were his first victims, and were stabbed to death, and despite that Rodger himself expressed a hatred of men, as well as an intent to kill “anyone in sight”). Everything from hashtags and eating meat, to even the mere wording of responses to completely unrelated situations are constantly attacked under the guise of “feminism” as being part of the “patriarchy”. Even the slightest of personal inconveniences are now being labeled as “acts of violence”, or “rape”.
There is no amount of spin doctoring in the world that can genuinely convince me - or anyone - that someone staring at my boobs is anywhere near as horrible, traumatic, and damaging as someone being physically and emotionally (as well as painfully) violated by another. I’m sure real victims REALLY appreciate their suffering being compared to someone being whistled at. If anything, real rape victims are being exploited as hell. In fact, here’s an entire 2005 documentary showing just that situation taking place Sweden.
Third wave “feminists” also crusade against the use of humor pertaining to serious topics like rape, yet don’t seem to realize that many victims use humor as a coping mechanism to deal with the traumas they have undergone in their lives. This website is actually devoted to that concept. By being able to laugh at these things, we strip them of the fear and power that they hold over us.
Possibly most damningly of all, RAINN - the leading organization dedicated to helping victims of rape, has openly discouraged “rape culture” from being taught on college campuses, because it takes attention away from the people that are truly responsible for rape: the rapists.
Of course, people tried to spread lies about RAINN being trans-exclusionary (something that I have searched extensively for, yet the only links I can find all go back to tumblr, and are nothing more than hearsay text, or people twisting words into their own interpretation, without a scrap of evidence to support it). I can only imagine that this was done out of spite, since it suddenly sprang up after RAINN’s denouncement of “rape culture”. Of course, this isn’t the first time that “feminists” on tumblr have spread lies to try to discredit others, and further their own agendas.
Bafflingly, people continue to try to argue against facts and authority when it comes to “rape culture”. The people at RAINN know a lot more about “rape culture” than all of the teenagers on tumblr combined. Their careers and entire organization revolve around it.
The current “rape culture” frenzy is just another example of the public panicking over something that isn’t even real. The only thing that the “rape culture” scare is really doing is fear mongering. It uses outright lies and emotional manipulation to make simpering cowards of us all, when there’s simply no reason to be. It’s akin to the many people who thought that the world was going to end in the year 2000, or those who were eagerly awaiting the “Rapture”.
Take, for example, the Salem witch trials. All of it began due to the accusations of teenage girls. It resulted in the deaths of 15 innocent people (nearly half of whom were men). Of course, this isn’t even close to the number of people worldwide that were executed under suspicion of witchcraft.
In 1519 in France, people became convinced that there was a plague spreading around that compelled people to dance. It began with one woman, and snowballed into hundreds of people, many of whom died from heart attacks, strokes, or exhaustion.
In Tanganyika in 1962, there was a mass epidemic of laughter. It began with three teenage girls, and spread across an entire school, forcing it’s closure for weeks. It also spread to neighboring villages as well.
In 1999, there was a worldwide panic about contaminated cases of Coca-Cola. No contaminants were ever found.
In the late 1980’s - early 1990’s, there was a massive scare about sexual abuse in daycare centers, which also branched off into related concerns of Satanic ritual sacrifice of children (hell, the 80’s in general were rife with occurrences of mass hysteria). I’ve even seen screencaps floating around tumblr from during the period when news and talk shows constantly warned viewers about “signs” of Satanism.
While the earlier bouts of mass hysteria can be chalked up to superstition, the latter two are perfect examples of how a plausible, suggested scenario can cause worldwide panic over something that isn’t even really happening.
Does that mean contamination of food products never happens? No. Does that mean that sexual abuse never happens? Clearly not. However, what this does illustrate is the tendency for human beings to wildly exaggerate the severity of a problem. It is no better than the emails that used to go around about HIV-infected needles being taped under gas pump handles, gang initiations involving flashing your headlights at passing motorists, or hell - look at all the idiots who seriously believed that MERMAIDS were real because of a program on the Discovery channel that was entirely theoretical, and even had a disclaimer in the closing credits.
All of this “rape culture” hysteria is just another example of the depressing downward spiral of feminism, and the public making a mountain out of a mole hill.
And now, “feminists” of tumblr: I used to consider myself among you. I was a proud feminist prior to coming to tumblr. As a woman who has spent literally half of her life now having unusually large breasts for her body frame, I have had more than my fair share of looks and comments from men. I’ve been criticized for my choice of dress simply because I happen to like the sleek look of stiletto heels. I’ve also had to deal with assumptions of being a lesbian simply for having a pixie cut. I’m not one of those “cishet white males” that people are so fond of blaming the ills of the world on these days, including when their cat coughs up a hairball on the sofa. I’m well aware of what sexual harassment is. I’m well aware of male attention.
However, I’m also aware that there is a tremendous difference between what a person will say, and what a person will DO. How many times have any of us threatened someone with violence, but never acted upon it? Probably more times than anyone’s bothered to keep track of. How many times have you even gone so far as to say “I’LL KILL YOU!” to another person, yet failed to follow through on it? How many times have some of you “feminists” told others to “go die” when they disagreed with you? And…how would you feel if they did it? How would you feel if you were forced to stand before their mourning family, and explain that you told their lost loved one to “go die” because they disagreed with you on the internet?
I don’t think any of you would have the guts to look them in the eye. And frankly, I don’t think any of you could show such aggression at all without miles of cable and multiple computer monitors between yourselves, and those you lash out at. Amusingly enough, this same principle also applies to - GASP! - guys on the internet that talk about women as little more than a place to “park the pork”. You know - the trolls and reprobates that leave positive comments on videos such as those made by Elliot Rodger. Anyone with half a brain knows that none of these chucklefucks would have the cojones to act that way to anyone’s face. And, for fuck’s sake, “feminists” are usually the first ones to demean the hell out of these “internet tough guys”, calling them “neckbeards”, and “basement dwellers”. And yet, some of you really still think these guys are a threat in the real world? Seriously?
I guess they only become “threatening” when you have someone else’s DEATH to appropriate and exploit as your own, personal soapbox.
After coming to tumblr, I have woefully discovered that today’s “feminism” has less to do with actually giving a damn about the overall state of gender equality, and more to do with whining about anything that personally inconveniences us, or anything that we just plain don’t happen to like. Someone doesn’t find a joke as humorous as others? “OPPRESSION!”
Aesop once wrote a fable in which a little boy watching over a flock of sheep repeatedly cried “Wolf!” to alert the nearby villagers to the presence of a wolf that wasn’t really there. The villagers, tired of his tricks, failed to respond when the boy again cried “Wolf!”. The boy was devoured by the very beast he summoned in jest.
Not everything is about rape. Not everything is about sexism. Trying to make EVERYTHING about those topics trivializes them in a way no joke ever could.
So, here we are. I’ve given you a plethora of sources to back my statements, tumblr.
Now, I ask you: Where are yours?