Sunday, November 1, 2009

Only rapists can prevent rape

I came across this at After Silence (which is an excellent blog, by the way), and as was suggested, I am re-posting it to spread the message. Feel free to do the same.

A lot has been said about how to prevent rape. Women should learn self-defense. Women should lock themselves in their houses after dark. Women shouldn’t have long hair and women shouldn’t wear short skirts. Women shouldn’t leave drinks unattended. Fuck, they shouldn’t dare to get drunk at all. Instead of that bullshit, how about:

If a woman is drunk, don’t rape her.
If a woman is walking alone at night, don’t rape her.
If a women is drugged and unconscious, don’t rape her.
If a woman is wearing a short skirt, don’t rape her.
If a woman is jogging in a park at 5 am, don’t rape her.
If a woman looks like your ex-girlfriend you’re still hung up on, don’t rape her.
If a woman is asleep in her bed, don’t rape her.
If a woman is asleep in your bed, don’t rape her.
If a woman is doing her laundry, don’t rape her.
If a woman is in a coma, don’t rape her.
If a woman changes her mind in the middle of or about a particular activity, don’t rape her.
If a woman has repeatedly refused a certain activity, don’t rape her.
If a woman is not yet a woman, but a child, don’t rape her.
If your girlfriend or wife is not in the mood, don’t rape her.
If your step-daughter is watching TV, don’t rape her.
If you break into a house and find a woman there, don’t rape her.
If your friend thinks it’s okay to rape someone, tell him it’s not, and that he’s not your friend.
If your “friend” tells you he raped someone, report him to the police.
If your frat-brother or another guy at the party tells you there’s an unconscious woman upstairs and it’s your turn, don’t rape her, call the police and tell the guy he’s a rapist.
Tell your sons, god-sons, nephews, grandsons, sons of friends it’s not okay to rape someone.
Don’t tell your women friends how to be safe and avoid rape.
Don’t imply that she could have avoided it if she’d only done/not done x.
Don’t imply that it’s in any way her fault.
Don’t let silence imply agreement when someone tells you he “got some” with the drunk girl.
Don’t perpetuate a culture that tells you that you have no control over or responsibility for your actions. You can, too, help yourself.

If you agree, re-post it. It’s that important.

This goes for any gendered rape, male on female or female on male or female on female or FTM on MTF or non gendered to dual gendered and so on and so forth….
-author unknown


Real Woman said...

There is a misogynistic seduction guru named "Dimitri The Lover" that encourages rape amongst his followers with RAPE MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT and HIS TWITTER (view the last dozen or so tweets). Also, he has created DIMITRI THE LOVER’S BANNED ANIMATIONS which portray things like murder of feminists and sexual assault. Brad Goodman of Borat/Bruno/Religulous fame is doing a Hollywood documentary about him which is going to paint a very positive light on his philosophies and views and shoot him to stardom. Women need to be warned!

Rosie said...

Real Woman, I've heard of this guy ( Jezebel story ) but I can't find any info on that documentary. Do you have links? I'm curious.

Regardless, thanks for the info, because he is someone women should be aware of.

Anti Dimitri said...

If you go to the Twitter account that Real Woman posted and courageously sift through the tweets on the second page (press "more" at the bottom) you will see links to his producers IMBD listing and a link to an article which mentions the viral marketing hoax used to publicize the film. I am sending the link to his Twitter, Banned Animations, and Rape Meeting Announcement to every one of my sisters so that they are aware of this man and when he does become famous in a few weeks and his publicist attempts an image makeover, we women know the true man and how dangerous he really is!

Rosie said...

I'm still not seeing anything about a movie about this guy. That producer's IMDB page only lists one movie that isn't out yet, Barry Munday, and that's based on a novel that came out in 2003. I don't see anything in that viral marketing story that has the name of the movie either, though it does say there is one. What am I missing?


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