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#RapeCulture: Did Anybody Notice This?

Posted on | April 4, 2014 | 72 Comments

Donald Douglas has mentioned how radical feminist Professor Caroline Heldman is stoking “rape culture” paranoia at Occidental College. Meanwhile, the violent oppression of women continues:

A Lynwood gang member was sentenced Monday, March 31, to 30 years in federal prison for running a sex-trafficking ring that recruited girls from Inland high schools.
Paul Edward Bell, 30, pleaded guilty in January to federal sex-trafficking charges. Federal authorities said he kept seven teenage girls captive after luring them into prostitution.
Bell used other prostitutes to recruit girls between the ages of 15 and 17 from high schools in Riverside and Moreno Valley, authorities said. . . .
The girls worked as prostitutes in the Compton area and lived in motels off Long Beach Boulevard. If they didn’t perform or deliver as much money as was expected, they were verbally and physically abused, prosecutors have said.
Bell held a gun to one girl’s head and locked two girls inside his apartment, prosecutors wrote in a brief recommending Bell receive the maximum sentence. He would hit the girls with his fists, a cane and a shoe. He also pepper sprayed one girl in the face, prosecutors wrote. . . .
The lead prostitute, Kimberly Alberti, 20, of Riverside, promised the girls lavish lifestyles with money and clothing for working for a pimp, according to a plea agreement that led to a two-year federal prison sentence.
Alberti and two other prostitutes — Kristy Harrell, 22, of Riverside, and Javiya Brooks, 21, of Lynwood — have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and racketeering.
Samuel Rogers, 23, and Gary Rogers, 25, both of Moreno Valley, and Christopher Weldon 24, of Compton, previously pleaded guilty to sex-trafficking charges. Su Yan, 31, a Chinese national in Rosemead, pleaded guilty to interstate transportation in the aid of racketeering.

Girls as young as 15 were being pimped out, beaten and threatened with death, right there in Southern California, within driving distance of Occidental College. But it’s so much easier for feminist academics like Caroline Heldman to gin up campus “rape culture” hysteria — in some cases, counting dirty text messages as “sexual assault” for the sake of statistical exaggeration — than for them to pay attention to teenage girls suffering  this kind of horrific violence.

Occidental College has something in common with pimps like Paul Edward Bell: They both recruit naïve girls from high schools. Parents should warn their daughters about pimps and liberal arts colleges.

 

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  • Anamika

    A little training of the emotional radar shows that there is as much violence in all gender, age and classes; [...]Then the good intention to ‘amend’ another person is polluted by power and violence.

    Thanks for your views!

    Or should i “reveal my true face”** and say, “Fuck you asshole!!”?

    Anamika :-))

    ** = true face as i am imagining you are imagining it.

  • GVK

    “Perhaps you are treating aggression and violence as the same thing. …”

    Maybe we’ll have to come back on this distinction one day, it is not clear to me yet.

  • GVK

    Thanks for your views!”

    Thank you for you lights!

    Or should i “reveal my true face”** and say, “Fuck you asshole!!”?”
    Anamika :-))
    ** = true face as i am imagining you are imagining it.

    You have no idea how plain and dull i am. :-) (or maybe you do) I keep noticing over and over again that i am mistaken about every one these days, some phase to work through.

  • Anamika

    Maybe we’ll have to come back on this distinction one day, it is not clear to me yet.

    Just a question of usage/semantics, i suppose. Many people might treat them as the same. I am just saying how i use/understand them. If you don’t grok, it might be just an old thought habit, maybe they are inseparable in French, or maybe it is not a worthwhile distinction.

    We seem to agree broadly that something must exist as the dialectical opposite of something else, just not how much of it is necessary or useful in a healthy, diverse and balanced ecosystem.

  • Anamika

    :-))))

  • Rosalie

    “own” their sexuality in a powerful way”
    I’ve never thought about that in my entire life. I guess it’s because I didn’t go to college.

  • Rosalie

    No, but Anamika does. Whatever makes her happy.

  • Rosalie

    It’s a very bad combination.

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  • Kirby McCain

    Ginger pubes!

  • Kirby McCain

    I denounce myself.

  • Kirby McCain

    I made the point a couple of weeks ago that if these women truly wanted to help women who suffer at the hands of men they would slut walk the embassies of South Africa, India, Pakistan,et al.

  • Kirby McCain

    If we, conservative males, postulate that Ms. Weeks ‘Barely Legal’ antics contributes to the demand for young women in the sex trade we would be shouted down by the perverse left. There’s no correlation, no smoking gun, they’d say, no hard evidence. Then they’d turn right around and lecture us on the ‘rape culture’ at our colleges and universities. Fascinating.

  • Rosalie

    Very good suggestion. It would never happen.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I think we need a name for this form of prose. It’s clearly one where you flip a coin after each line to decide which side of the issue that line will appear to be supporting or demeaning.

    No wait, that’s two coin tosses.

    I’m going to start the ball rolling with “varigated POV”

    I know it’s lame, but it’s a start.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    With css, you can provide two different versions of each article. One would be what you would normally write. The second would be the 1st-grade coloring book version.

    All someone would have to do is just “hover” over the article to see the alternate version.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Following the link trail to Buzzfeed, you can see that the Writer of the article referencing Caroline Heldman has a series of similar articles on her “beat.” The one trying to define “What is ‘Rape Culture’?” contained this gem of nonsense as the starting point (emphasis in the original):

    “Rape culture” is a culture in which sexual violence is considered the norm — in which people aren’t taught not to rape, but are taught not to be raped.

    Could they be more vacuous in selecting a starting premise?

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Don’t you dare lower your standards, dumb your arguments down.

    Fluke ‘em.

  • Cube

    The assumption seems to be valid for the majority of readers. Trolls, not so much.

    Instead of wasting valuable time explaining obvious truths to fools who don’t care about truth, maybe it would be better to just whack more trolls. Satisfying and improves the environment here.

  • Cube

    I dunno, that sounds exactly like Islam to me. Talk about a culture ripe for criticism. But I doubt she’d dare to say so.

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  • Tom_Ohio

    Anamika the only analogy that I can think of to get what I am thinking through to you goes like this: not being able to see the actual DECAY of the Forest (the whole moral fabric of humanity and Family) because of concentrating on the health of a few Trees (the ideological concepts of radical Feminism and equating every single issue in public and personal life to how it relates/equates to Patriarchy)
    There are too many smart persons that are destroying the fabric of society to promote issues that are supposed to be “Smart” and “Just” but yet have no practical application for the 99.995 % of the population (male and female) that just want to have a life, a good life with a good person and raise a good family.
    But I really want to tell you that a lot of the systems “out there” are already swung way the hell over the other way especially in Academia and early childhood education, and that is becoming a much much larger problem in itself that anything it is meant to alleviate, like “testosterone poisoning”.
    Where by the way did you learn THAT phrase?