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Rape Culture: a constructed narrative

Readers of AVFM will be aware that this site’s criticism of acceptable hatred, of advocated violence, and criticism of the public laziness and stupidity of many writers in mainstream channels often takes the form of sarcasm or satire. Sometimes our parodies of publicly acceptable hatred are seized on by the targets of our criticism as “proof” that this site, its founder and contributors are the violent, sociopathic maniacs emulated in parody. It is a blithe, purposeful ignorance of the purpose of our criticism, and of what we find objectionable in public narrative.

Paul’s “Bash a violent bitch month” springs to mind. An article AVFM’s founder and publisher wrote in response to public gloating by the contributors of Gawker media’s Jezebel.com – who bragged in a Jezebel article about routinely assaulting their spouses and boyfriends. For the stupider children in class today, Paul’s article was satire. A point made clear in the article itself.

However, an article published by TheNation last week is so naked in its purposeful cultivation of hatred, I find myself unable to conceive of satire or sarcasm of adequate pitch to address it. I’m just not witty enough, and the white hot hatred promoted by theNation contributor Walter Moseley against an entire demographic frankly exhausts me.

The piece in question is called “Ten Things to End Rape Culture”.

The term “rape culture” is obviously the gender ideological item of rhetoric referring to an assertion that the culture we all live in is one which normalizes, promotes facilitates and excuses the rape of women.

It happens that law enforcement agencies track the rates of violent criminal victimization. Indeed, according the American Department of Justice Statistics – rape and sexual assault, combined into one category to give a bigger number still comprise the lowest rate of violent criminal victimization of all other types of violent crime. In fact, that rape is a violent crime tends to diminish the claim that it is enabled or facilitated or normalized in our culture. Unless of course you consider the rape of children by clergy, or the rape of children by predominantly female teachers, or the rape of men, by women – a real issue so taboo it’s been legally defined as not actually rape.

Rape Culture™, as propounded by gender ideologues, doesn’t refer to any of those issues. No, its just the male on female identified public narrative of endless perpetration and victimhood. Indeed, it’s worth noting the pedigree of this item of fabricated consciousness. Feminists of the second wave once popularized a claim that “all men are rapists”. This was taken from the writing of Marylin French, who has also asserted that “women’s oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture”.

This is the same global culture in which the casualties of war are overwhelmingly male, where male suicide occurs at 4 times the rate of female suicide, where men die earlier, work the most dangerous and punishing jobs and where despite earning less (from softer, safer employment or non employment) women control the spending of over 80% of disposable income. It is the same global culture even where a modern city is being planned by men in one country for the exclusive use of women; where male gang rape victims in war are specifically excluded from receiving United Nations aid or medical support, and where the significant majority of the electorate in western nations is female.

But returning to Rape Culture™, as an item of rhetoric, it is the direct descendant of “all men are rapists,” that old item of depraved hatred so easily dismissed as false, and too nakedly hateful. In its modernized form the accusation is as hateful as ever but now supplies it’s own phony plausible deniability.

Rape culture is not a culture enabling rape. It’s a narrative telling men and boys they are corrupt, broken, and evil. It’s an ideological narrative excusing and facilitating hatred and marginalization of men and boys. So it exists, certainly, just not as the fictional culture of sex crimes against women it is commonly claimed to be.

The article by Mosley begins with a photo, captioned with the claim: “Women at a SlutWalk protest in Berlin. The walk was held in response to a Toronto police officer who said women shouldn’t dress like “sluts” if they want to avoid being raped.”

Halfway through the body of article, The Nation’s editors have inserted the following appeal.”Please support our journalism.“

What journalism? What Toronto police constable Micheal Sanguinetti said didn’t include a reference to rape. He said: “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”

The “journalists” at the Nation, along with slut-walkers world wide imply that a Canadian cop, addressing only 10 people, meant – if you get raped, you were asking for it.

That is very convenient interpretation of Sanguinetti’s statement for anyone wishing to justify false moral outrage, or to excuse bigotry and hatred.

Another interpretation of his words: “I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this – however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” is that women should take some personal responsibility for their own safety, just as every other adult must do, even in a city with low crime rates and a strong, well organized, and trained municipal police force.

The body of Mosley’s article is a recycling of feminist rhetoric which has circulated online for several years. The 10-ways to stop rape trope. A list of execrable accusations of malice, stupidity and subhuman violence against every person of male identity online and off. When challenged on the naked malice of that old internet meme – the flimsy excuse of humor has always been the go-to for anyone propagating such hate. Now of course, the flimsy cover of “just a joke” is stripped away as America’s oldest weekly news magazine, and one of the most widely read magazines in the world gets in on selling ad space through populist bigotry and hatred.

We are witnessing the real time purposeful cultivation of the normality of atavistic hatred of an entire sexual demographic from the echo chambers of online bigots into mainstream acceptance.

 

Name the real problems: Violent masculinity and victim blaming.

This is a recent innovation in gender ideological rhetoric. The attachment of an element of the identity of a group of people to violence, criminality or evil. Violence doesn’t have a sex. A list of examples is so easy to find using Google that listing any here would simply be tedious.

Victim blaming, is another item of created narrative, and it refers to any examination of self actualization or decision making on the part of a (female) victim; re-characterizing examinations of cause and effect as a wholly malicious attack on the victim. Without self reflection and examination of volition by a “victim”, the transitory status of victimhood becomes long term identity. This may well be the point for gender ideologues. Shiny-armored knights on white chargers would find no employment without victims to rescue and succor.

However, more indicting of the Nation is the persistence through the article of attachment of victim to female pronouns and predator to male. “What made him think this [sexual violence] is acceptable?”

Lying by omission. Moseley next links to a Huffpo article listing “facts” about domestic violence, assembled by another gender ideologue. Nowhere in the list is the fact that most domestic violence is reciprocal, nor that in the minority of DV which is non-reciprocal, women are the majority of the offenders. Nowhere in the list is the fact that the majority of children abused receive that abuse from their mothers. Nowhere in the list is the fact that mention of the victimization of one half of a group while omitting any mention of victimization of the other half is a lie of omission.

It is a list crafted to present the popular fiction that men are violent, and that women are their eternal victims. And this narrative, this half-telling of the truth has two practical purposes. It makes the money flow, and it prevents any effort at stopping such violence from succeeding. And that too, keeps the money coming for the professionals in the sexual violence grievance industry.

Imagine trying to fight a structure fire by pouring water on only the north and east facing walls, and letting the south and west walls burn freely. Imagine a fire department whose funding was tied directly to presenting a picturesque and ongoing narrative of burned out buildings.

Quoting Mosley again :

 

[T]he likelihood that a woman will die a violent death increases 270% once a gun is present in the home.

Because bullets don’t penetrate the bodies of male family members, right? Only women are victims? So when I was 16 and my step-mother got her hands on a .44 magnum, crept down to the basement and pointed it at me, I was perfectly safe, because I’m male. Well, that’s a fucking relief after all these years.

Mosley’s second bullet item:

 

Re-examine and re-imagine masculinity

That would be the project underway already, right? Re-defining men as violent?

If I am to believe what’s fed to me by almost every channel of our mainstream media, My identity, my masculinity is – pathological, predatory, depraved and broken.

So I share no brotherhood with the conceptual father of modern computing; Alan Turing. I am not of the same sex as the coiner of the term “meme” and the great humanitarian and scientist and educator Richard Dawkins. I share no legacy with Cicero, whose question “who benefits” still informs our basic principals of inquiry into human behavior. I am not a member of the sex who invents, creates, builds and investigates? Nope, I’m just a testosterone poisoned woman, and I should hate myself for the actions of a few criminals.

Mosley again :

 

Once we name violent masculinity as a root cause of violence against women..

Wait! Wait, let me guess! We line them all up against the wall and shoot them? Maybe put all the menz into camps to perform menial labor, starve to death, and we can render their corpses down for soap and lampshades? Right?

Oh, no, apparently I’m skipping ahead. According to Mosley:

 

[W]e have to ask: Is masculinity inherently violent?

He follows this with:

 

Understand that rape is not a normal or natural masculine urge.

This stunning bit of Captain Obvious is actually not an answer in Mosley’s narrative.

The question was actually asked to suggest that, “yes, masculinity is inherently violent.” This is a trick I use in my own writing, too, although never quite as clumsily as this. Get the reader to supply the answer in their own mind.

Mosley is assuming the ignorance and gullibility of the reader to say that masculinity is inherently violent.

There is no polite rebuttal to this vile lie.

However, I will offer some insight into why a man would go to such effort to vilify every other male human being.

He is one of the “good” men. That is to say he is the equivalent of some African Americans in 1960 that would not get all uppity while being pushed around and forced into back doors away from “decent” society; who would actually admonish other African Americans to Uncle Tom their way through life with open acceptance of their inferiority.

In that respect, Mosley is not like other men, you know, the bad ones. Dem dat don’t mind they place.

It is also a path to perceived sexual approval, and on some level, desirability.

What we see in the TheNation article is a little dog balancing biscuits on his nose, hoping to hear a “good boy!” and to get acknowledgment as one of the only “proper human beings” in the conversation; appealing to the people with the social power to confer the public identity of  a “good man.”

He is simply begging women’s approval, sniffing for pussy at the expense of men collectively.

The photo posted at the top of the Mosley’s article depicts a slut-walk participants holding up a sign which read, “No Excuses” for rape and violence. Yet, every mention of violence in his article includes the limiting clause “against women.”

Women are the LEAST affected demographic of violent criminal activity.

Indeed as you examine the women in the photo, they bear the smiling mugs of power shoppers on a mall excursion vs. expressions resembling outraged and concerned victims walking in protest against a horrific violent crime. Oh, well, perhaps they were just caught up in a moment of levity.

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Expressio unius est exclusio alterius. This is a Latin dictum expressing a principal of western thought that the expressed mention of one thing implicitly excludes all others. Exclusion is the hallmark of gender ideologues.

In addition, if no excuses for violence and rape are to be tolerated, why is female-perpetrated violence and female perpetrated rape always excused by feminists?

Simple. Because violence is not their concern. Cultivating hatred is. Indeed, for professional ideologues like Jessica Valenti – and wannabes like Mosley — maintaining a narrative in which violence thrives serves their purpose beautifully. Valenti, who has long advocated the elimination of basic principals of due process and justice for men – likely wants women to be subject to ever greater violence, because continued and escalating female victimization serves their narrative.

Mosley concludes with a paragraph places him snugly on Valenti’s back porch, where she may open the door and let him in:

 

It is not enough to bring individual perpetrators of rape and sexual violence to justice.”

 

Left unstated is the emotional urge to both ignore female perpetrated abuse (don’t look at the research, just listen to pundits) and to preemptively criminalize an entire sexual identity.

Since the problem lies in a culture that is entertained by degrading acts and images of women:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_IxFbDVkq7a0/SM8ks4UjDOI/AAAAAAAAAGY/jmE3VIio7bs/s1600/voodoo_01.jpg

http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/photo/woman-walking-a-man-on-a-leash-high-res-stock-photography/aog67894?Language=en-US

http://www.ministryoftofu.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feminism01_thumb.jpg

 

[T]he solution is to look at the individual acts as a symptom of rape culture and solve it holistically.

We all have a part to play in allowing rape culture to exist—so, we can all do something to eradicate it.

And, Walter Moseley, in your case the opportunistic self-loathing and bigotry is nothing more than approval seeking from the leisure class, and the validation of their “I’m one of the good men” cards.

Newsflash: You’re not good man. You’re an obsequious, lying, asshole begging for fetid scraps of social approval from bigoted ideologues.

What you’ve really earned is your own shame, and entirely deserved public contempt, but don’t let your treat fall to the floor when they toss it to you. Catch it in your teeth like smart little puppy.

Moseley is right about one thing. Rape Culture™ is real. It’s a highly popular and openly promoted narrative. Indeed, it’s a sickening manifestation of increasingly acceptable hatred of men and boys, and it has got to go.

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  • Stephen O’Brian

    Hi JtO,
    Thanks for taking this strong stand.

    I created an account at The Nation specifically to add to the readers comments thread.
    If you go there now you’ll find this ~
    Stephen O’Brian:
    Hoist in your own hateful petard.
    For an explanation go here –
    http://www.avoiceformen.com/mens-rights/false-rape-culture/rape-culture-a-constructed-narrative/

    It will be interesting to see if my comment stays up or not or gets ‘moderated’ out by editorial staff enacting one of their very vague undefined standards – e.g. sexism, homophobia.
    Interestingly they don’t list heterophobia.

    • Steve_85

      Hoist by their own petard indeed. Rape as a term has been so abused and mishandled by feminists that it barely has any meaning anymore. I’m going to put my next point on it’s own line, because I think it is that important.

      Once everything is rape. Nothing is.

      Or to put it another way, if you are superman, you’re pretty special. But if everyone is superman, you’re just another superman. I used to think that rape was some evil crime, probably the worst crime I could think of, but now every other woman who talks about the subject has been raped. It’s like another box to tick.

      My reaction now? “ho hum, another “rape-victim”. Here’s a rubix cube, go fuck yourself.” – I honestly don’t give even a single fuck about rape anymore. because when everyone is a rape victim, no one is.

    • All Contraire

      Anyone with an account might consider setting up the following ‘straw man’ assertion:

      *For example, it is not rape when women have sex with Powerful Men they work under because the women want it.*

      Wait for the flood of vitriolic posts to subside; then surrender:

      Okay I get it. I agree. You are right: BILL CLINTON IS A RAPIST! Democrat darling and husband of the iconic elite feminist who hungers to be the next President of the United States IS A SERIAL RAPIST –– and perjurer.

      (Of course, Gloria Steinem said regarding Clinton’s accusers that “women should be made of sterner stuff” and their accusations, if true, are “small potatoes”.)

  • Kimski

    Now, that’s a good boy..

    /throws the Mosley chihuahua a doggy biscuit laced with laxative.

    (-Snivelling, spineless, scumbag, sad excuse for a man!)

  • http://forums.avoiceformen.com/showthread.php?tid=451 dhanu

    Well, this picture explains the reality of the feminist media: http://forums.avoiceformen.com/attachment.php?aid=195

  • http://thefeministmra.wordpress.com/ thefeministmra

    That has to be my favorite part of the narrative…

    You don’t believe Rape Culture exists? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    You deny Rape Culture exists? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    You’re a man trying to fight rape? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    You’re a feminist? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    You don’t rape people? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    You like puppies? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    There was construction on the streets toda? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    Wake up today? You prove and support Rape Culture.

    Seems like there’s nothing we can do. But doing nothing proves and supports Rape culture… crap.

  • Wendy

    First, excellent article. Mosley’s article was totally ridiculous.

    Second, can someone tell me if I’m understanding this correctly? Feminists say that there is rape culture, and it needs to be abolished. Furthermore, if it were abolished, we would somehow live in a world free of rape. In such a world, women would be free to walk around naked and not be raped. I’ve been having a real problem understanding the purpose of the “Slutwalk”. Because, I don’t think sluts get raped. They’re getting too much attention for themselves to be dragged away kicking and screaming to be raped. Or if sluts do get “raped”, it’s “drunk rape” which shouldn’t be considered rape anyway.

    I understand not shaming someone for their sexual activity, but I personally find fault with those who take no personal responsibility whilst engaging in those activities, with those who continuously talk about and even brag about those activities (I mean a situation like that girl who tweeted she’d be having anal sex with her bf because she had a cold and was on her period or somebody who shares their sexual exploits with you when you didn’t ask not just someone who is willing to talk about them if asked), and with those who dress in a way that is meant to be provocative despite its inappropriateness. I call the people who do these things sluts. Would that be wrong of me?

    • http://thefeministmra.wordpress.com/ thefeministmra

      Wendy, depending on the narrative, you might expect to receive these answers…

      The SlutWalk originated from a comment a single police officer made regarding what a Rape Victim was wearing during questioning. It was to serve a dual purpose; fight the idea that what someone is wearing has anything to do with rape and reclaim the negative connotations of the word “slut” (illustrating that you can’t rape the willing).

      Given that the discussion is still going on and the word is still used as an insult, I’d say it failed on both counts. The inherent dilemma in arguing that a particular demographic can’t get raped (sluts) is that it counters the feminist narrative that rape can and does happen to everyone (sluts can still get raped if said slut says no) (then technically, is she still a slut at that point?).

      The argument involving clothing stems from the idea that rape has more to do with the mental component of control, power and dominance instead of the physical appeal of the person. The problem with that logic is that rape is a sexual crime; which obviously requires the physical component. It would be like calling drunk driving wreckless driving because we choose to ignore drinking as a huge factor.

      You’ll also hear the claim that drunk people can’t provide consent, so all drunk sex is rape. Most reasonable people will reject that claim, the half reasonable will question how two drunk people can rape each other and the unreasonable will claim that only men rape drunken women. The hookup culture essentially proves Rape Culture, because it’s filled with nothing but drunk people raping each other. How anyone can justify the claim when people are continually choosing that life style is beyond me, but then again so are a lot of radical feminist claims.

      I’m not sure “sluts” is the appropriate term to be honest. I think hypocritical moron is more apt. However, given the fluidity of the English language and the overzealous attempts at sluts in reclaiming the word, who says it can’t mean something different for you?

      As far as how women dress… I think I will leave it up to Mr Dave Chapelle… [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBPaenkxdg&w=420&h=315
      …from killing them softly. Highly recommended for all your MRA comedy.

  • Stallion

    “we have to ask: Is masculinity inherently violent?”

    Ask all you want, the answer is still no

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/DannyboyCdnMRA Dan Perrins

    Rape culture exists because we don’t believe it does. From tacit acceptance of misandry in everything from casual conversations with our peers to the media we consume, we accept the degradation of men and posit uncontrollable hyper-sexuality of women as the norm. But rape is endemic to our culture because there’s no widely accepted cultural definition of what it actually is.

    “Rape is a standard result of a culture mired in misandry, but for whatever reason—denial, self-preservation, sexism—Americans bend over backwards to make excuses for female violence.” But recent headline-grabbing instances of sexual assault, from Steubenville, California, to Delhi, India, are prodding Americans to become self-aware about the role we play in propagating a culture that not only allows but justifies sexual violence against men. Activists Paul Elam, John,Hembling filmmaker Karen Straughan, Typhon Blue, and The A Voice for Men Esmay believe that we can end rape culture. They’ve suggested the following “Ten Things” to end our collective tolerance for violence against men and create an environment that empowers both men and women to change the status quo.
    Looks about right to me John, loved the article btw.

    No charge for the proper edit job moseley, now roll over boy there’s a good yappy valenti chihuahua.
    I tell you its always the small minded bigoted variety of valenticus chihuahua.
    specific traits inherent to the breed, loud mouth myopic bigoted views, misandric, and for some unknown reason popular with shallow individuals.
    Sheesh whats the odds.

  • Stephen O’Brian

    OMG! My comments critiquing the article over at http://www.thenation.com/article/172643/ten-things-end-rape-culture are still there after an hour.
    What is wrong with these people?
    They’re out of control – of the narrative.

  • the Tired Low Social

    i hope mosely is one of the first to answer for this shit when people cotton to the horrid shit feminism has brought to the world

  • http://www.hermitparkclinic.com.au Greg Canning

    Thanks JTO demonising men or masculinity via the media, as you correctly state is not likely to be effective in reducing violence of any sort. Yet that is what the media does and is doing in every country on the planet, especially prevalent in India currently.

    Even the professional misandrist, and current prime minister of Australia – contributes to this hysteria by making outrageously false claims to the gullible populace

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_JkyWapMns&feature=youtu.be

    readers might like to add their names to this online petition
    http://www.causes.com/actions/1723439-fools-in-media-think-demonising-indian-men-will-reduce-crime?token=N-0aDo0wl5F9tf5S02NGFtKV&utm_campaign=recruitment_mailer%2Factivity_recruitment&utm_medium=email&utm_source=causes

  • http://avoiceformen.com Daniel Martinez

    Once upon a time there was a female youtube celebrity, I though she was smart.
    I followed her on twitter.
    And she started to twit videos on rape culture.
    First this about the stubenville rape
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hPAVHNefzQ

    and later
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB14E5Ks0Dc
    this one is particulary disgusting.

    and this one is against MRAs oh good
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkzBFV5jaX0

    (John or Paul or Girlwriteswhat or typhonblue, if anyone could make an article about this last video would be great)

    My heart was broken, when my favorite youtube star started to send this videos on twitter, I tryed to explain the basics of the MRA movement, and she blocked me on twitter, I was very respectful, I was a fan of her.

    Why it is that otherwise smart people get so dumb when it comes to gender?

    Smart people repeat stupid statistics like “1 in 4 women will be raped” and all that crap.

    Is it so hard to think for themselves when it comes to gender?

    We, the MRAs are doing things little by little, the time for the truth is near.

    But this narrative of “Rape Culture” is so hurtful.

    In my opinion the law reflects the values of the people, the fact that rape is considered ilegal is proof enough that this is not a culture that condones or encourages rapes. If this culture is something it could be a fart culture, there are fart jokes and farting is legal.

    Oh, well, I just wanted to talk to you guys, as I said before my heart broke when my favorite youtube celebrity twitted those things.

    • All Contraire

      In the anti-MHRM third video this addict-thin hippie includes himself as “We burly strong men…”? Delusional…

      • http://avoiceformen.com Daniel Martinez

        Aparently he is trying to create a conection towards his audience.

        The impresive thing is that this feminist man pretends to “educate about masculinity”, however his method is to teach masculinity through feminism, the single most devastating force towards men and boys.

        I believe that this man “Modern Primate” is deliousional and very very pretentious. He is on the way of becoming the next Hugo Schwyzer, oh wait, Hugo is not a menace.

  • Andy Bob

    Jessica Valenti won’t be letting Mr Mosely through her back door any time soon. She may open it to toss him the occassional bone – after it has already been licked clean by the sistahood of course. He may not know his place yet, but she certainly does.

    There is no excuse for any man to buy into the idea of rape culture unless he, and the majority of the men he knows, are perpetrators or supporters of rape. If not, then he must know that rape culture is, as Mr Hembley states, a “purposeful cultivation of hatred” – a big, feminist lie.

    Male feminists are pathetically transparent.

    Rape culture is a great indicator of a woman’s susceptibility to feminist propaganda. They will either scoff at the very idea of it – as many women do – or embrace it with unseemly enthusiasm. Rape culture must appeal to some deep-seated need to play the victim. As the article so astutely states, it is an updated version of the ‘all men are rapists’ meme.

    It is interesting that Mr Mosely trots out the same old ridiculous list that has been doing the rounds for so long. He has nothing new to add, so he just dutifully regurgitates existing lies. They must be running out of tricks.

    Mr Hembley gives Walter Hembley, and the tripe he is peddling the bum’s rush they all deserve. Excellent work.

    • rake

      Andy Bob said:

      There is no excuse for any man to buy into the idea of rape culture unless he, and the majority of the men he knows, are perpetrators or supporters of rape.

      Oh, but they are. And so am I. And so are you. And so are all men, at least according to this infamous list:

      A Man Is a Rape-Supporter If….

      ^Compiled, of course, with that conclusion as the inescapable trap. Feminist circular logic at its finest. All men are rape supporters because the definition of rape supporter is constructed to encompass all men…

      Would be funny if its narrative wasn’t taken so seriously – as evidenced by the article JtO eviscerates here.

      • herman melville

        Wow! I clicked your link and sure enough, I’m a rape supporter. Who knew? I’ve had sex with a woman who’d imbibed alcohol (and will again!), ergo I’m a rape supporter. Oh well, they were going to send me to the camps anyway.

      • All Contraire

        In short, he is a Rape-Supporter if he is a he…

      • donzaloog

        According to that list, a man is a rape supporter just for being a man.

  • Howard Gordan

    Great article JTO. Here is a list of 4 easy ways to stop “rape culture.” Much better than your 10 non-easy ways to end rape culture. Note the basic premise that one man screaming at a woman while a few other men watch is somehow connected to “rape culture.” While maybe in bad taste, I don’t see how one can presume that this event meant those men would find rape funny or acceptable or that they will become rapists.

    http://www.care2.com/causes/4-easy-ways-schools-can-stop-rape-culture.html

  • Transhuman

    As long as a problem that is not gendered is presented as gendered it will remain unsolved. I for one will not support any of these initiatives mentioned in the MSM article as they are a waste of time and resources.

  • rake

    Ironic that Moseley’s point 7 is Know your history, in which he mentions the “gendered nature” of genocide and slavery, and also states that there are “no quick links for this one”.

    Well, I’ve got a link for you, you ignorant fuck: Gendercide Watch.

    An invaluable resource for those exploring the history of male disposability since, exceptionally, it offers an inclusive analysis of the subject.

  • malcolm

    If we live in a culture that supports and promotes rape, why do men go to prison for it when they are found guilty of having committed it?

    I don’t get it.

    • rake

      More than that, when they have been hunted down (by men) and put in a prison (built by men) sex offenders generally have to be kept segregated from the general population (of other men) for their own protection.

      It somewhat undermines (hell, I’d argue destroys) the notion that ‘rape culture’ permeates all society when rapists and their ilk face punishment from not only law enforcers, but also (potentially even more severe retribution) from lawbreakers. The fact that men who prey on women are held in lower regard than murderers (and face consequently harsher treatment) ought to tell us all we need to know.

      Like so many other feminist claims, it doesn’t hold up under scrutiny, and appears more like some twisted, fevered fantasy than any honest attempt at describing reality.

  • Robert Sides

    The rape of women is the rarest of crimes, the most often lied about, and one whose ever-expanding definition will soon include males of any age committing flatulence in the presence of any female.

    Feminism is batshit nuts, whether supported by vaginates or their mangina lapdogs. A more bigoted, irresponsible, money-grubbing, other-blaming enterprise is hard to find this side of Adolf’s minions.

    What next: demonizing “yogurt cultures”?

  • keyster

    Even the political left considers The Nation far left.
    They write for and are run by Manahattan Elites.
    Women’s rights issues are just one part of their overall narrative – they’re compliant shills for Obama and the Democrat Party, pretty much in lock-step support.

    They’re essentially a Socialist propaganda rag.
    This kind of “journalism” is like candy to their indocrinated readership. They make HuffPo look fair and balanced.

  • herman melville

    Let’s be clear. The entire concept of rape culture and domestic violence (by radical feminists) has always been about one thing – putting more men in prison.

    For example, there is now a bill (see link below) before the South Dakota legislature that would remove as a defense to a rape charge that the man didn’t know the woman was intoxicated/drugged. In other words, it removes from the man any ability to know ahead of time that what he’s doing (having sex with the woman) is wrong. It therefore removes from him any ability to conform his behavior with the dictates of the law. In short, it removes one of the two sole reasons for criminal law – informing people of what society expects so they can behave accordingly. It maintains the other reason for criminal law – to punish wrongdoing. In other words it’s a strict liability law; sex by a male with a female is wrong if she was intoxicated or had been doing drugs whether or not he knows about it.

    Needless to say, that’s about one thing only – putting more men in prison – since by definition, it can’t be about improving men’s behavior.

    http://statescape.com/SSBillText/SD2013/SD_2013_SB_000173_Current_4226.htm

  • VAWAVictim

    Moseley must be smoking menthol crack now. Is this the same Walter Moseley that wrote the Easy Rawlins novels and most importantly “Killing Johnny Fry”? The antagonist in many of his novels are manipulative, lying, duplicitous women who bring men hell with false accusations of rape, murder, and other forms of violence – and the protagonist of the story is the guy who investigates, gets down to the bottom of the story, and realizes that it was the woman who was the culprit the whole time, after she has wrought complete havoc and destroyed lives? His books are formulaic and contra to the drivel he’s written here. The Nation must be paying him well to sell out like that

  • Lordmep

    I made the mistake of reading the comments on that article. It started out pretty good, but things got real depressing real fast.

  • http://culdesachero.blogspot.com/ The Cul-De-Sac Hero

    The most famous song about rape, IMO, is 38 Years Old by The Tragically Hip.
    “My sister got raped,
    So a man got killed.
    Local boy went to prison,
    Man’s buried on the hill.”

    Then, there’s a strong implication that Mike, the protagonist who escaped prison just to see his family, is getting raped in prison.
    “My mother cried the horror has finally ceased.
    He whispered, ‘Yeah, for the time being at least.’
    Over her shoulder, on the squad car megaphone.
    Said, “Let’s go Michael son, we’re taking you home.’

    He’s 38 years old and never kissed a girl.”

    If that song doesn’t basically tell the true attitude toward rape in our culture, I don’t know what does.

    JTO, you hit the nail on the head. “Rape Culture” is constructed just to keep men on the defensive and afraid to challenge the feminist mantra.

  • MGTOW-man

    I have a female friend who has returned from a third world country as a peace corp volunteer. She defaulted on her pledge to pitch in because she witnessed time and again, the feminist leadership behavior of amping up the hype when a female in the village was suspected of being raped.

    Indeed, all that was “witnessed” by the feminist- leadership “watchdogs” was that sometimes men would be seen entering a female’s hut in ways that “seemed suspicious” that a rape was occurring. When asked, the women in question replied that it was consensual. Even still, some of the “intrusions” of the men, were not for sex at all.

    But the feminist freaks routinely made more out of it. They manage to get into the minds of those not-so-upset women to convince them how horrible the experience was and even coerced some of the females into making false accusations. Too, even though most of the women who were suspected of being raped were not all that bothered by it, by the time the feminist know-it-all’s got finished with them, the poor “victims” became hysterically laden with behaviors that would make someone think they needed serious professional mental help. Remember, they were fine before the rape hysteria or before the imaginary rape occurred.

    This is what feminists are doing to the women of earth. The are mad that all women do not subscribe to their veiled hatred, so they have set out to make them comply.

    Think this is weird? Naah, it is the tip of the iceberg.

    My friend, who has asked not to be identified, couldn’t take it any longer. She left.

    Folks, we are up against a bunch of nuts who are totally oblivious to how they act. They are out of control, empowered, filled with hatred, and ruthless. Let us keep things in perspective. We need to understand our enemy. For starters, their “reality” is warped by their feelings, rendering them oblivious. It only gets worse from there.

  • Kasey

    I don’t get this shit. Why can’t we just simply be human to one another?

    • Aimee McGee

      We will be ‘human to each other’ when the law holds women who sexually assault men and boys (and underage girls) to account in the same way as men are held to account.

      • Kasey

        No I know, that’s what I don’t get. Also, the flip side of this is that when women actually are raped it can be seen as the victim just calling out for attention, which is also bad.

        • Aimee McGee

          Victim narrative is addictive. It goes back to the whole idea of these women creating their sense of identity from feeling they are victims. They feel, therefore they are…they would not know how to exist if they didn’t have a victim identity.

      • Kasey

        Let me elaborate. Actual victims can be seen that way because of women who cry wolf constantly.