Rape is an atrocious power-act of sexual assault.
It is also a word that is recklessly bandied about by women’s groups, who exploit it for financial gain and a quest for political supremacy. In fact, references to this inflammatory term seem as ubiquitous as the GEICO ads that blanket our airwaves.
According to gender theorists, our so-called rape culture is a byproduct of a social setting where this heinous act has become pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality.[i] They say it is commonplace, an extreme manifestation of pervasive misogyny and sexism, and has caused post-trauma distress and health problems in a great many women. All men are potential rapists
Some radicalized individuals go even further. They maintain that the fashion industry’s use of female models to market their products, Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, pornography, and even some innocent tenets of modern day society promote rape as a guilt-free act.
The loudest and most enthusiastic among them–who scream at men for objectifying women— are angry bullies. Sara Silverman[ii], science blogger Greg Laden,[iii] the angry lesbian Feminist Fatale [iv] and others say that “all men are potential rapists.” Every year, women’s groups exploit college campus […]