Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cool Posters: Men Can Stop Rape

I humbly know that there are people who have thought a lot more than me about these things and can speak a lot better. But one thing that always bothers me is advice for women to prevent rape. You know what they say: don't go out alone, don't go into the dark, don't dress provocatively, don't drink too much, lock your doors, things like that, you've heard the chant -- of course, women, I understand that in a practical sense you need to live under these conditions, I'm not saying to take chances. But we need a long-term strategy here, too.

But there are too many things wrong with trying to solve the problem of rape by changing women's behavior. First of all, rape is a problem that men have -- it isn't women who are doing it. To stop rape, you have to stop men from doing it. Second, I hate the idea that women are being coached to live in fear. They are expected to be equals in the workplace and everywhere else, but then they are told to be afraid of the dark. Like, "Hey, lady, only men can walk through that park." Uh, also, I like women to dress provocatively, and really hate to hear somebody tell them not to.

The problem is that this approach to rape ends up serving to weaken women's position in society in the middle of a revolution that is empowering them in so many other ways. The focus should be on stopping rapists, not on instilling profound fear into their potential victims.

And of course, everyone understands that the woman who gets raped did not follow the advice, she must have gone out alone, or walked in the dark, or left a door unlocked. Therefore, it's her fault. This is one crime where the victim is blamed a whole lot of the time.

I happened across a link to a cool web site that offers posters and materials that are directed at guys. I don't know anything about Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR), other than what they say on their site, but it simply cannot be wrong to deliver a message to young men that it is cool to respect women.

Here are a few of their posters. Looks like you can order them at the web site.

I don't think it would be a bad idea to have these up where adolescent boys and young men can see them. Not every kid gets exposed to this kind of advice.


Anonymous RT2 said...

Boy..... I'm certainly not advocating rape..... but there's quite a bit of mission creep from the top posters to the bottom ones wouldn't you say?

It goes from "Dont Rape Her" to "Obey Her Unquestionably".

How bout we level the playing field with some posters of our own.

"When he comes home drinking.....Dont get in his face"

"When he says "Get off your ass, turn the TV off, and clean this house" ..... Do it Now".

"When he says "Dont Buy A Bunch Of Bullshit we dont need at Walmart".... stay in the grocery section.

And they real message here girls is , yeah you dont have to give him booty on demand, but dont be cryin' when he finds someone else that will.

August 26, 2010 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More from the Neanderthal fringe:

A church in Florida is planning a spectacular event with deep historical roots. Yes, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville will be marking the ninth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy with a public Koran burning. The non-denominational DWOC, which is run by Rev. Terry Jones and whose membership figures are hard to come by, enjoys a reputation throughout Florida for its in-your-face demonstrations against pornography, homosexuality, and abortion. It announced its latest provocation in late July and has been publicizing the burning on Youtube (see video below) and through its own Facebook page. The purpose of the event, we are told, is “to bring to awareness to [sic] the dangers of Islam and that the Koran is leading people to hell. Eternal fire is the only destination the Koran can lead people to so we want to put the Koran in it's [sic] place - the fire!”

Jones, the author of a book called Islam is of the Devil, has included a list of “Ten Reasons to Burn the Koran” on his church’s website. These “reasons” include 1) The Koran teaches that Jesus Christ, the Crucified, Risen Son of God, King of Kings and Lord of Lords was NOT the Son of God, nor was he crucified; 3) The Koran's teaching includes Arabian idolatry, paganism, rites and rituals; 6) Islamic Law is totalitarian in nature; 7) Islam is not compatible with democracy and human rights. The notion of a moral individual capable of making decisions and taking responsibility for them does not exist in Islam. The attitude towards women in Islam as inferior possessions of men has led to countless cases of mistreatment; and 10) Islam is a weapon of Arab imperialism and Islamic colonialism.

So what's the solution? That's where Jones and the DWOC come in. The church’s website goes on to say that “Christians are called to live and speak the truth, and to tear down the strongholds of the kingdom of darkness. Islam is of the devil and the Koran is a lie. Millions of people all over the world, Moslem and non-Moslem, are held captive by these lies. The world needs a beacon of warning and of hope.” Hence their plans for September 11, 2010, which they are now calling "International Burn a Koran Day." And they won't be burning just one Koran, but as many copies as they can get their hands on.

August 26, 2010 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When he comes home drinking.....Dont get in his face"

Let him fall on his face and then go out and get your nails done. If he pukes while you're out, wake him up and make him clean it up himself when you get home.

"When he says "Get off your ass, turn the TV off, and clean this house" ..... Do it Now".

Say "Sure, after I rest up from my 8 hour shift at work, I'll get up and clean this house unless you'd rather have me fix dinner first. Which one of those two jobs will you be doing after your 8 hour shift at work, honey?"

"When he says "Dont Buy A Bunch Of Bullshit we dont need at Walmart".... stay in the grocery section."

A lady needs a handgun and ammo to protect herself from drunken fools, dear, especially those who think they're more than equal somehow.

August 26, 2010 10:44 AM  
Anonymous happy Sarah Palin Day!! said...

"Men Can Stop Rape"

and women can stop abortions and sharks can stop shark attacks and people with guns can stop bank robberies


"the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville will be marking the ninth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy with a public Koran burning"

most religions believe that other religions are wrong

as long as they don't act violently, they are entitled to express themselves as they wish

Bibles, btw, are banned in most predominantly Muslim countries

the consequences of violating the ban aren't pretty

and,it turns out Darwin was wrong after all:

"(Aug. 26) -- Until now, Charles Darwin's concept of survival of the fittest and natural selection has been considered the key to the evolution of all living things.

But a new study by researchers at the University of Bristol in England and published in Biology Letters suggests "living space," not competition between species, is responsible for evolutionary patterns throughout history.

Using fossils to focus on land animals, the research team suggests that animals have survived more easily in favorable environments that offered more food and less chance of being hunted and eaten by other animals.

One of the authors of the British study, Mike Benton, told the BBC that "competition did not play a big role in the overall pattern of evolution."

"Even though mammals lived beside dinosaurs for 60 million years, they were not able to out-compete the dominant reptiles. But when the dinosaurs went extinct, mammals quickly filled the empty niches they left and today, mammals dominate the land."

August 26, 2010 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and who controls the environment?

ever heard the term "act of God"?

August 26, 2010 12:56 PM  
Anonymous if you don't get it, you don't get it said...

Before McCain selected Palin, she was the most popular governor in the country.

Then, after the election, liberals who were scared as all-get-out by her, tried to create the impression that she was hated in Alaska

ho, ho, ho!!

"Rumors of the Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

When the former Alaska governor placed her home-state credibility on the shoulders of longshot Senate challenger Joe Miller, inside-the-beltway types were once again scratching their heads and left to wonder, "What is Palin thinking?"

The Washington Post spoke for the established viewpoint on Monday when it published, under the headline "Wither Palin?", the observation that Miller "looks to be headed to a convincing loss." Meanwhile, Slate anticipated the consequences of what it saw as the inevitable "embarrassing defeat" for Palin.

Political watchers appeared to have had good reason to write Miller off. Polls showed incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski ahead by more than 30 percent.

With only nine of Alaska's 438 precincts still left to report as of late Wednesday morning in Alaska, Miller was leading Murkowski by a margin of 51 percent to 49 percent, or just under 2,000 votes.

Murkowski still hopes that the final precincts left to be counted will tilt heavily in her favor. They would have to back her at the level of 70% for her to win.

Even if Murkowski is able to eke out a victory, Miller's tremendously strong showing is yet another example of Sarah Palin's consistent ability to shock political insiders by showing off her still underestimated political instincts.

Even before the results poured in, Murkowski revealed her frustration with the impact that Palin had on the race.

Though Miller's strong showing was by far her crowning achievement of the night, both politically and personally, four other Palin-endorsed candidates won in other states.

But make no mistake: if Miller holds on to defeat Murkowski, who was widely considered to be Alaska's most popular politician in-state, it will be perceived as a resounding display of Palin's unique political sway, particularly in Republican primaries."

August 26, 2010 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

light is finally beginning to be shed on one of the last great bigotries:,17966/

August 27, 2010 1:41 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

The author of your quote on Darwin has a fundamental misunderstanding of evolution: Natural Selection is not about competition between species, it's about competition between individuals within a species for survival and reproductive success.

Biologists have understood and spoken of species filling niches in the environment, and the disappearance species opening opportunities for others to involve to fill those niches.

What was your source? Why do they think this is news?

August 27, 2010 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

evolve not involve

August 27, 2010 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When the former Alaska governor placed her home-state credibility on the shoulders of longshot Senate challenger Joe Miller, inside-the-beltway types were once again scratching their heads and left to wonder, "What is Palin thinking?" "

And then Miller tweeted a message suggesting his opponent, incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, is a prostitute.

"What's the difference between selling out your party's values and the oldest profession?" wrote Miller on Twitter, who writes his own tweets.

Miller is referring to the continuing vote count in the primary contest, which hinges on absentee ballots that have not yet been counted. Murkowski is not conceding, and there has been talk of a third-party run if she loses.

Miller thinks waiting to decide a close election until all the votes cast by citizens have been counted is selling out his party's values! What party values NOT counting all the votes cast by citizens in a close election? Oh yeah, the GOP, unless your name is Norm Coleman.

August 28, 2010 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clever remark


try to divert all you want

the big story is: Palin was right and the established wisdom wrong


that should send shudders down the spine of those invested in the gay agenda

and it obviously does


August 28, 2010 11:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have teenagers (boys and girls) and I agree with you Jim. I like the posters.

RT2 comment was outrageous.

August 28, 2010 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After Tuesday's vote, Joe Miller looks to be the Republican nominee for Senate from Alaska. But absentee votes are still being counted, and the incumbent senator, Lisa Murkowski, has a lawyer. Which means dirty pool! Miller went on Fox Business News, for some reason, to explain the problem:

"It concerns us any time somebody lawyers up and tries to pull an Al Franken, if you will. We are very concerned that there may be some attempt here to skew the results."

In a fact-based world, "pull an Al Franken" would mean "win an election by receiving more votes than the other person." In the world of constant conservative persecution at the hands of the liberal media, activist judges, and trial lawyers, it apparently means steal an election, somehow, with lawyers. (Norm Coleman also had lawyers, I feel I should note.)

To "pull a Joe Miller," I submit, is to preemptively plant the germ of the idea that in the event of a candidate losing an election by a small margin after a recount, the election was stolen. By liberals.

August 28, 2010 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murkowski understood better than you.

She conceded.

September 09, 2010 10:50 PM  

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