Denial of rape culture in mainstream media

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Denial of rape culture in mainstream media

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Unionist

Great article in The Tyee - I'll give you the first and last para:

[url=http://thetyee.ca/Mediacheck/2014/03/06/Wente-Kay-Deny-Rape-Culture/]Wente, Kay Are Dangerously Reckless to Deny Rape Culture [/url]

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In an eerily coordinated offensive, Barbara Kay and Margaret Wente took to the pages of both Canada's national newspapers this past week to inform their readers that rape culture is fiction, appropriately behaved women face a level of risk which is "nugatory" and the concept of consent is the forward artillery of the "war on men." [...]

In fact, this level of irresponsible nonsense by Wente and Kay has no place in a national newspaper. And this isn't an isolated incident. Both women have well-known track records of dubious journalism. It's high time their employers parted ways with them. Until they do, they will remain black spots on the reputations of their respective newspapers.

arielc

Ya the rapists and 'men's rights' creeps are chortling all over other discussion boards about this. Creeps.

fortunate

I was writing this earlier, then my browser shut down.  Kay was someone who wrote ridiculous things about sex work, or the Nordic model or whatever.     I am not really sure who's side she is on, but suggesting that young women pretty much should stay in their room, alone, and lock the door in order to ensure they won't be in any danger is ridiculous.

arielc

Barbara Kay said:

Moreover, it is fair comment to observe that those women students who do not drink to excess, who are prudent about the kind of parties they attend, and who are selective about their sexual partners in general will doubtless reduce their odds much further, down to statistically nugatory levels."

She should have said:

Moreover, it is fair comment to observe that those male students who do not drink to excess, who are prudent about the kind of parties they attend, and who are selective about consent with their sexual partners in general will doubtless reduce their odds of becoming rapists much further, down to statistically nugatory levels."

arielc

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