We heard a lot of talk prior to November about the "War Against Women." There were a lot of posts on CM about the womenss rights issues.
Well it looks to me like it's WOMEN who are waging War Against Women!! Reading the comments about rape in another post shows that many women are still buying in to the cultural gender stereotypes that hurt women.
I read comments that imply that women are partly or fully at fault for their own rapes if they put themselves in risky situations, act or dress inappropriately, or don't properly resist. Giving in to lies and misrepresentation, coercion, or pressure is confused for consent.
Come on ladies, It is not o.k. for a person to rape a hooker wearing a micro mini and a boob tube on a street at 3 a.m. in the crappiest part of town when she was gonna give it to him if he paid for it.
There are Rape Shield Laws that say the victim is NEVER responsible for the rape. Her history, clothing, location, character, and substance use are NOT relevant and do not cause, contribute to, or justify rape. They are not even mitigating factors. In fact, if a woman is drunk, she CANNOT give consent, just as a minor cannot give consent.
As women, we need to support and empower each other.