Thursday, February 21, 2013

We suck

Human beings...especially the male variety...often suck.

More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual assault, and three in four believe that a woman who "does not dress decently is asking to be raped", researchers have found.

Some 61.4% of men interviewed said women sometimes deserve to be beaten; 42.7% think that "if a woman doesn't show physical resistance when forced to have sex, it's not rape"; and 27.9% believe that sometimes women want to be raped.

Well over 40% of the men polled asserted that a man should reject his wife when she has been raped.


Anonymous said...

Between the awful attitudes of the guys, the obviously limited government, and presumed high instances of firearm ownership, you'd think conservatives would jump at the chance to emigrate/settle...oh, wait, that's right, it's the Congo, i.e., "those people."

Grung_e_Gene said...

In 2011, Rebecca St. James' and Sean Hannity had a gay old time blaming rape victims during his segment on "Slutwalks", when she stated women,
"are asking for sex. They’re asking for sex if they’re dressed immodestly.” And, “There has to be responsibility, though, for what a woman is wearing, personal responsibility.”

Conservatives and Republicans then love to have a token representative, whose power and position are tied to the Patriarchy, carry the banner of the Right's Repression and Dogmatic Woman Hatred as Kirsten Powers did in further blaming rape victims for being raped. I point Sean Hannity, Kirsten Powers and Rebecca St. James to the Illinois Complied Statutes:

(720 ILCS 5/12‑17):
The manner of dress of the victim at the time of the offense shall not constitute consent.

pansypoo said...

so, what form of attire is SAFE?

Anonymous said...

This country needs to learn about The Golden Rule. And become civilized.

Montag said...

What's supposed to make a difference between us and other countries is the rule--and fair application--of the law, and for nearly forty years, the law in the DRC was whatever Mobutu Sese Seko said it was.

Now, there's no guarantee that Patrice Lumumba could have changed the lawlessness of the Congo (he, after all, was the one that put Mobutu in charge of the military), but, we're never going to know, because the U.S. backed Mobutu's coup.

Lincoln said we must appeal to the angels of our better natures. Whenever I see a poll like that, done in a place like the Congo, I wonder, if instead, we've been beseeching the devils of our realpolitik inclinations.

Anonymous said...
Marina Abramovic, artist... shames us.