I liked Biden’s speech about trying to make men understand how women suffer when we are raped, and bringing up the movie Deliverance. Saying, if that happened to you (being tied up and raped by two men), what would you do? And men saying, well I would get my shotgun and come back -
I just wanted to cut them off right there and say, and that would be a justifiable use of violence right? Would you think it was unfair if you were then arrested for shooting your rapists? They’d say well of course it would be justified, no I shouldn’t have to go to jail for shooting them after what they did to me. AND THEN: That’s a great idea! Women should be able to enact violent calculated revenge on any man who sexually assaults her! Then of course we’d get the “Well now wait a minute, there’s no proof, women lie, anything could be called assault, that’s going too far…” because they know what that would mean. They know that could mean their friends. Themselves.