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    Default Teach your sons not to rape.

    I thought this blog post by an American mother to be worth reading.

    She is responding to the revolting Steubenville OH rape of an inebriated 16-year old girl multiple times by a group of young men at a drinking party. The rapes were filmed and posted on social media. The girl was urinated on. Two young men brought the helplessly drunken girl to another party where she could be raped again.

    The woman's response is also to media "regret" that "two young men's lives have been ruined", referring to the two who were jailed for the rape.

    [As I grew up] Parents, teachers, media, all told me I had to be careful not to get raped. Because I was a girl. And the responsibility was on me.

    I’m so fcking sick of it.
    http://www.laughmom.com/2013/03/i-am...-to-get-raped/

    The fate of Nicola Furlong in Japan also raises the question: where do young men get the notion that rape is a casual act with no consequences ....

    PS If the link fails, go here http://www.laughmom.com/
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    Maybe we could teach our kids not to murder or steal as well, then those crimes would vanish too.

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    Parents don't need to teach their sons not to rape.

    They need to teach them to respect other people in all respects and to treat others with dignity.

    The 'not raping' bit will follow automatically

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    Pornography, and its proliferation on the internet, is a contributing factor.

    And you can quote a dozen studies that have found no connection between the two, it doesn't matter. Women are being objectified today in ways that they never were before, even in times when their rights were few and far between.

    Rape is a crime of hate with sexual overtones, not the reverse.
    Abortion is an act of violence. Violence demeans humanity, particularly violence against women and children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    The fate of Nicola Furlong in Japan also raises the question: where do young men get the notion that rape is a casual act with no consequences ....
    Which young men are these? Would it happen to be the small minority who actually carry out these awful crimes as opposed to the majority of male population who would be as disgusted as anyone with these acts? Generalisations help nobody as you well know.

    And how did you even come to the conclusion that even a rapist assumes that rape is a casual act with no consequences? I've never heard such a thing.
    Mehhh

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    Women are as likely (or more likely) to rape as men are, and men are as likely (or more likely) to be victims of rape as women are.

    We need to teach our sons that it is OK to be male, that maleness is not inherently bad and can actually *shock* have positive features.

    Sexual and domestic abuse is not gendered. Unlike violence in general, which is overwhelmingly inflicted on men.

    The Steubenville case and the attitudes it has exposed are horrific though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    And you can quote a dozen studies that have found no connection between the two, it doesn't matter.
    Actually if I recall correctly pornography correlates with a decline in sexual violence. It provides sexual release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
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    The fate of Nicola Furlong in Japan also raises the question: where do young men get the notion that rape is a casual act with no consequences ....
    Where do young men get the notion that rape is a casual act with no consequences????
    FFS, what an ignorant statement.
    There is no Keyser Soze

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    Sub human scumbags will never be fit for society.

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    I think young women should be more careful as well and watch out for eachother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai Experiment View Post
    Sub human scumbags will never be fit for society.
    what an fantastic insight to nothing
    There is no Keyser Soze

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