Saturday, July 28, 2012

Feminists Talking Out Their Ass Again

An action bulletin from the Feminist Majority Foundation recently arrived in my inbox, and I quote the following from it:
"Currently, 20-25% of all female students in the U.S. will experience some form of sexual assault during college. This is over 1 in 5 women. And 95% of these go unreported. The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), introduced first in 2011 and included this year in the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), is the first step in fighting this pervasive problem."
That is a big, bold, hefty statement all right, yet they presume that the general public will sop it up sight unseen. They presume far too much, since I am part of that general public myself, and I won't buy it if they don't stand up with good stiff proof that "over" 1 in 5 female students will experience "some form" of sexual assault while in college.

"Over" 1 in 5? Why that sounds "almost" like the old familiar 1 in 4 . . . doesn't it? And they don't bother telling us what "sexual assault" even means, let alone proving that it happens to as many women as they say it does.  Do they? They simply take for granted that intellectual hucksterism will do the trick, and that none of us will be cheeky enough to to stand up against their brazen effrontery.

In fact, the feminists have no proof whatsoever that 20-25% of all female college students will be "sexually assaulted", and the supposed "fact" that 95% of this goes unreported makes the statement sound. . . oh. . . 95% more flakey than it did in the first place.The "problem" is, by no conclusive means, "pervasive". And the proposed solution to this questionably real state of affairs will only serve to ratchet up the culture of moral panic, paranoia, and anti-male tension in the campus environment.

There. I said it, and I don't need to prove it. If the Feminist Majority Foundation has a right to state their opinion, I have a right to state mine. Unfortunately, I am not a powerful political lobbying group, nor am I a pervasive ideological construct which controls the minds of millions and generally gets its way in matters of governance. In other words, I am not feminism. Nor, it should be obvious, am I a feminist.

For a refreshingly different take on campus "violence", have a look at the following well-supported research which informs us that the average woman in college faces whopping odds of 1 in 476 that she'll get raped during her student years:


Feminists: Are you willing to negotiate peaceful coexistence?


Blogger Jim said...

Nor do they ever acknowledge that by their own standard of what a sexual assault is, at least the same number of men will be the victims of it. Read some of the threads on reddit about men getting grabbed, having sex forced on them when they are drunk and so on - it happens all the time and they just keep quiet for fear of being accused of rape themselves half the time.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

I think it would be a good idea for men to "come forward" with such stories in same way that women have been encouraged. This would raise the profile in the public mind.

2:36 PM  

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