This is what I hate most about the current state of journalism and media in western society.
|Two-fold Irony: Wiseman.|
CNN.com's headline is, "How do I raise a boy not to be a rapist?"
The question is more than a mere perfunctory lapse in good sense; rather, it starts with an unspoken assertion that all boy's - by their nature - are rapists. So, then, how does one go about raising one of these inherently dangerous creatures known as males to ensure that they don't rape and torture the fairer sex? Because left to our own devices, we'll hurt you.
I'm a classical feminist and damn proud of it, but it's this sort of nascent/misandric feminism that's dangerous. And although I hate the term, "Hate Speech", if this doesn't meet the standard for that, I'm not sure anything does.
The ridiculous author of the article, Ms. Rosalind Wiseman (I note the two-fold irony of her surname) states at one point:
"We must talk to our kids as possible perpetrators and bystanders. And our advice about what to say has got to go beyond, 'How would you feel if this happened to your mother or sister?'"
If a man is sufficiently psychopathic that he'll rape a woman, I doubt he gives a shit about his mom, sister, etc.
As I said before, I'm a feminist in the classical sense. That is to say, I want every economic, educational, employment, and social opportunity available to me as a man to be open and available to my female cohorts - that's wherein sits my feminism.
My feminism is the hope and the expectation that while men and women are different, it doesn't mean that we cannot be, and in our true selves, are equal. Likewise, it does not mean is that men should be condemned, via the virtue of the reproductive organs given to them before birth, by one-half of the population of this planet nor should we be denigrated into constant abject apology for actions taken before our time and in which we had no part.
But according to the politicians and celebrity idiots, there's only a war against women...