Dear menz. It’s not you, it’s them.

19 Nov


One doesn’t have to wander far in the twittersphere, femisphere ,media or politics without hearing the lament “not all men are rapists” “I’m a nice guy” “we’re not all like that, you know”.

Today, “International Men’s Day” has garnered a bumper crop.

Well. Thanks guys. We know.
We know.

So, let me count some of today’s protestations…

1..All men are rapists

We know that not all men are rapists. We never said that.
What we actually pointed about was that the overwhelming numbers of rapist are men.
And, since rape is defined in most legal systems as non consensual penetration with a penis, this rules out women as perpetrators, legally, anyway.*
However, this does not detract from the various statistics that estimate between 1/5 and 1/3 women, at some point in their lives, have been subjected to this legal definition.
They have been raped.**

So. At its very worst,this proves…

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