If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.
As reported by Al Jazeera America, colleges across the country are replacing the word “rape” in their sexual assault policies with “non-consensual sex” because schools don’t want label students “rapists”."
This whole article is worth reading.
no one wants to believe they are capable of rape, least of all men as they commit rape
if we stop beating around the bush maybe more men will stop themselves and realize “this is rape”
that might be naive but since society rushes to tell us that young men who commit rape are actually nice guys with a promising future, that would mean we’re supposed to believe they didn’t want to rape. so let’s be proactive and tell boys and men what rape is and how not to rape.
because our current practice of telling girls to “stay safe” and “don’t dress like that” and “don’t drink too much” is sexist as hell and it’s not working