At Other McCain, we confront feminism constructing the reality that rapists are rapists for want of enough mass meetings instructing them not to rape.
Oh, of course. Because if you sat down a group of 18-year-old males and said, “Hey, guys, having sex with a woman against her will, yeah, that’s, you know…bad” over and over and over again, then rapes would stop. Because, teaching. Teaching solves everything.
What is the basis of the assertion that we do not “teach men not to rape”? Does the basic process of socialization not instruct men not to do violence? To keep their hands to themselves? To treat others as they would wish to be treated? That their sexual instinct is not a license to harm others? Is there a single criminal who has not heard these platitudes repeated ad nauseam?
There used to be a saying about horses and water, but modern education has probably rejected it as archaic and dogmatic. Some people seem to be under the delusion that, with enough lessons, a horse can be made to drink. Also, that education is not something a human can reject, and in the majority of cases in the majority of schools, does reject.
Let’s take this a step further. If teaching was effective, then teaching women how to avoid rape could also prevent rapes from happening. But clearly, the young feminist up top believes that this will not work. Teaching will not work for her, but it will work on The Other.
The typical response is that an insidious “rape culture” has infected the minds of young men, as a natural consequence of their patriarchal masculinity, and it is this which must be undone so that rape will not happen. This has the virtue of blaming warlocks and Bilderbergers: its abstraction becomes as mystical as its reasoning is circular.
Q: What causes rape?
A: Rape culture.
Q: What is rape culture?
A: Those things in the culture that induce men to rape.
Q: How can we determine that rape culture exists?
A: Because rapes happen.
Q: How can we do away with rape culture?
A: By suppressing those things in the culture that induce men to rape.