2015-02-03

模倣子 Again with "Rape Culture"

I find this article's analysis to be deeply flawed.  At the end it states that men react to the impossibility of living up to male ideals of being strong and in control with homophobic behavior and violence against women. Yes, male roles are unrealistic (female ones are, too), but I don't see that as the issue. Men are taught to be homophobic from birth, so their only emotional outlet is through women, and that is largely denied except in very frustrating, rigid roles (e.g., marriage), and homophobia translates into violence against and mistrust of other men, and also denigration of women, since homosexuals and women are equated (weak, feminine, etc.). Also, circumcision teaches men that their bodies, their sexuality don't matter, aren't important, don't belong to them, are inconsequential, hence, inconsequential when inflicted upon others. Women, as mothers, as members of society, have unilateral power to stop both of these things: homophobia and circumcision (MGM). They DON'T have the power to make men's "roles" more tolerable, for the most part, e.g., having to fight wars, having to be in violent and dangerous work situations (e.g,. mining, construction, toxic materials, dangerous animals/people, etc.) and so forth.

It doesn't seem to stop....oh, all the blathering on and nonsense about what seems to be a deeply flawed and not very useful concept: "Rape Culture".

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