Posted on | April 7, 2014 | 22 Comments
The idea that America is a rape culture is a particularly vicious big lie, because it brands all men as rapists or rape facilitators. This lie has been successful despite reality. The rate of actual rape is declining. The crime is severely punished, and even an accusation can ruin lives; men who rape are reviled; the social messages on rape delivered regularly to young men are the opposite of encouragement.
Nevertheless, in January 2014, the White House Council on Women and Girls issued a report that stated, “1 in 5 women has been sexually assaulted while in college” . . . A key reason for this amazingly high statistic is that the report significantly expands the definition of rape, and it counts every accusation as true. Since then, the “1 in 5” statistic has gained legs in the media and been used as proof that we live in a rape culture. . . .
Read the whole thing. The whole “rape culture” discourse is about demonizing critics of feminism, an ideology that is anti-male and anti-heterosexual. None of those ranting about “rape culture” are interested in discussing sex crimes committed by women or homosexuals. Feminists especially tend to become hysterical if you call their attention to the existence of lesbian sex offenders.
“Rape culture” is about fomenting a sense of grievance which will empower feminists to silence opposition.