[street protest image is from here]
A friend of mine was racially and sexually assaulted recently, with aggressive words so contemptuously aimed at her, the only Black woman on a street among white women, I wouldn't even consider printing them here. He chose her to abuse from among the group of women, not known to one another. Later, when she sought support, a "feminist" male friend told her it must have been her "energy" that drew him to her. To that "feminist" male ex-friend: go fuck yourself, you misogynist asshole. He was basing this assessment in part on the fact that the assailant was probably psychotic. (Since when does psychosis give men a sixth sense when it comes to choosing "women appropriate to abuse"?) I find it interesting, to say the least, that even with psychosis, he knew, as a Black man, that he couldn't get away so easily doing exactly the same thing to one of the white women around her.
My brother once sexually assaulted a woman on the street he didn't know, while he was actively psychotic. Male supremacist/rapist behavior is apparently not forgotten, no matter how delusional and deranged a mental state a man is in. (And women are called crazy for calling out oppressive men!)
Another friend of mine, a white woman, has been waiting for years for the prominent man who is known for writing the 1970s hit "You Light Up My Life", who drugged and raped her in a hotel room, to face the charges in court. There were significant delays in that happening, even with several women coming forward, who don't know one another, from different periods of time (over decades), telling more or less exactly the same story of how he drugged and raped them too. This is because we live in a society that thinks the worst human atrocity is putting a rapist in jail if he hasn't been adequately proven to be a rapist, according to fucked up white male supremacist pro-rape laws.
One in three American Indian women will be raped in her lifetime. White men continue to wander onto Reservation land and rape with impunity from the U.S. governmental systems allegedly involved in protecting people on this land from terrorism.
Stories abound of white men abducting and possessing, also raping, white girls. The stories of abducted or threatened girls of color don't make major headlines.
The Curvature, among other feminist blogs and news services, have been reporting on what can only be regarded as a nauseatingly disgusting level of pro-rape misogyny by male-man judges and defense attorneys in U.S. courtrooms. The Abyss2Hope blogger effectively takes on an overtly pro-rape dickhead, with a level of patience I wouldn't be easily be able to find in myself.
What else, precisely, has to happen in this country, so systemically and repeatedly, for us to acknowledge that men are waging a sexually violent and often racist war against women?
To all those asshole men who believe in such a thing as "a war between the sexes" let me just say this: if the playing field were, in fact, level, women and their male allies would have figured out a way to destroy your privileged and protected asses centuries ago. It is only because you have such dominance, status, and positions of superiority over women in so many spheres, in so many ways, that you are getting away with this CRAP.
I welcome men, in ways that are responsible to women's concerns and safety, organising to take out P.R.I.C.K.s by any means necessary.
To any man who is spending more than one hour a week playing online video games or looking at pornography, please take at least that much time out to teach the pro-rape, pro-sexual exploitation men around you that sexually assaulting women ought to be a crime punishable by death, and make them the first cases.
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