Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The campus rape industry and the current condition of radical feminism

Heather MacDonald:

"It’s a lonely job, working the phones at a college rape crisis center. Day after day, you wait for the casualties to show up from the alleged campus rape epidemic—but no one calls.

Could this mean that the crisis is overblown?

No: it means, according to the campus sexual-assault industry, that the abuse of coeds is worse than anyone had ever imagined. It means that consultants and counselors need more funding to persuade student rape victims to break the silence of their suffering........

None of this crisis response occurs, of course—because the crisis doesn’t exist."

Wait, there's more:

"The baby boomers who demanded the dismantling of all campus rules governing the relations between the sexes now sit in dean’s offices and student-counseling services. They cannot turn around and argue for reregulating sex, even on pragmatic grounds.

Instead, they have responded to the fallout of the college sexual revolution with bizarre and anachronistic legalism. Campuses have created a judicial infrastructure for responding to postcoital second thoughts more complex than that required to adjudicate maritime commerce claims in Renaissance Venice......

.....But the post-1960s university is nothing if not capacious. It has institutionalized every strand of adolescent-inspired rebellion familiar since student sit-in days. The campus rape industry may decry ubiquitous male predation, but a campus sex industry puts bureaucratic clout behind the message that students should have recreational sex at every opportunity."

"Modern feminists defined the right to be promiscuous as a cornerstone of female equality. Understandably, they now hesitate to acknowledge that sex is a more complicated force than was foreseen. Rather than recognizing that no-consequences sex may be a contradiction in terms, however, the campus rape industry claims that what it calls campus rape is about not sex but rather politics—the male desire to subordinate women."

Read the whole thing. The article gives us yet another great example of political correctness carried to absurd extremes.

1 comment:

  1. A great debunking of campus rape hysteria. As Mac Donald points out, if 25 percent of *any* population were rape victims, there would be a national outcry and a beefed-up law enforcement presence, along with a curfew and other extreme steps to protect what is clearly a vulnerable population from a nefarious band of predators. Instead, well, it is what it is -- a lot of overblown nonsense, and a great expose of the conflicting absurdities of extremist feminism.