A Rapist is a Rapist (or How Rape Is Used In Patriarchy)

The amount of victim-shaming and blaming that comes from people in the case of rape is staggering. No one seems to blame a victim of robbery or a hit and run. The blame is mostly placed on the perpetrator and not the victim in cases like the before mentioned. What makes the crime of rape so different from other crimes? What makes people think that the crime of rape is the victim’s fault?

Rape is violation of the body both externally and internally. Externally because the body is severely harmed by the attack of the body. Internally because the psychological scars are permanent.

The main perpetrators of this crime are men. Men who want to dominate, to control their victim. Men who feel stronger than their victim and want the victim to be aware of their authority over them. The victim of this horrible crime is a woman in all cases of rape including little girls. Whenever a woman speaks about her victimization in the case of rape, she is immediately dismissed and everything from her attire to how she behaved during that event seems to be somehow relevant to the crime and not the perpetrator.

Over at Blue Milk, the author points out that there is a double standard in the case of rape and the women that are victims of this crime, seems to need to go through a test before society considers them legitimate victims:

For us the assumption is that we were somehow asking for it unless we met some kind of endless test of resistance. Were we sober enough, dressed appropriately, virginal enough, not too flirtatious, did we say no loudly enough, did we explicitly say that we are not into gangbanging, because if we weren’t entirely specific about that point well then how were they to know – they couldn’t possibly tell by the way we just froze up in fear?

Of course, feminists never denied that there are male victims of rape too. However, it is not in the same degree as women and when they get raped and come forward with the accusation, the world mourns the loss of their innocence and their behavior or attire is never called into question unlike female rape victims.

How is it the victim’s responsibility to avoid getting raped? Oh, of course, it is always the case of the woman but never the little boy or the man who gets raped. It is never the fault of the male victim who gets raped by another man or a group of men, it is always the fault of the woman who gets raped by a man or group of men!

Yes, there are women that reinforce this mindset of female victims taking responsibility as well and in my opinion the women should remove that way of thinking. There is nothing worse than a woman who should fight along with us women but instead take the side of the perpetrator. This phenomenon is known as internalized misogyny. I have explained a bit about internalized misogyny in my last post but I will go more in-depth. Internalized misogyny is basically when women believe that taking the side of the enemy will help them avoid being the victim of oppression. An “if you can’t beat them, join them” mentality. Only in this case “if we can’t beat them by fighting against the patriarchy with other women, might as well side with men and join in on the misogyny so we don’t get hurt.” The problem with this mentality is that the women will still get hurt in the end, when the men lose interest in them.

If women can so easily “cry rape” and get men easily persecuted, why do at least 90% of the cases get dropped by the victim? It couldn’t be that there is so much pressure and scorn on the victim that they do not want to deal with it anymore so they drop the case? I mean, it’s not like women ever experience any kind of pressure in any situation, right? Those rotten whores always get what they want! The poor men are always persecuted for defending their sacred right to fuck who they want! They should have a right to not think about the women they harm or kill!

See how harmful those assumptions are? Especially to women and men? Men seem to think that they are more reasonable than women but when it comes to rape and women’s liberation, they always act unreasonable. Hell, they seem to want women to fear them! To dominate them and make women hate themselves for their existence.

That is where the power dynamics between men and women begin. Women go through the patriarchal brainwashing and come out submissive and basically give in when a man demands sex from them. Men get brainwashed by the patriarchy and become hideous monsters who rape the weak and get away with it almost every single time! That power dynamic never ends, women experience patriarchal control in very aspects of their lives under patriarchy and men rule over women and reap the benefits of being the patriarchal rulers.

Rape is the result of patriarchal domination and the victims of patriarchy are what the rulers of patriarchy consider weak or below them. Hierarchical structures are the result of patriarchy and the main reason women are second class citizens under white, heterosexual, upper class men! Patriarchy will not disappear over time while men are still in leadership roles. Women need to be the leaders and strength in numbers are a necessity in order for patriarchy to be defeated and rape will be non-existent.

Capitalist attitudes towards Occupiers

I have previously mentioned how the occupiers need to focus on how capitalism affects more then white men in the capitalist system we live in so I will not repeat it here in this post. It is only recently that protesters of Occupy Regina are asked by the City of Regina to leave Victoria Park:

The City of Regina is asking Occupy Regina protesters to leave.

Several dozen protesters have been camping in the northeast corner of the downtown Victoria Park since Oct. 15.

The group is part of an international protest movement aimed at raising concerns about economic injustice and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Earlier this week Regina bylaw officials visited the camp, where some 20 tents are set up, and asked people to leave.

“We’re asking them to leave voluntarily,” said Dwayne Flaman, a spokesman for the city’s bylaw enforcement office.

You could just imagine the comments that have appeared on the article. The comments were mostly just a bunch of ignorant fools who are oblivious when it comes to capitalism and how it negatively affects everyone in society except white men. Here are a few examples of the absolute stupidity that is in the comment section of said article:

These hippies probably don’t even remember what they’re protesting anymore.

To close the gap is do-able. Get a job, create a budget that allows you to live with in your means, while putting at least 10% into long term savings, and some into short term savings.
Oh yes you have to get rid of the idea you are entitled to a free ride.

If these folks just went and got a job, they mind find the gap they refer to is shrinking!

“The group is part of an international Occupy moment that’s raising concerns about economic injustice and the growing gap between rich and poor.”
Ummmmmm. …excuse me…the gap between rich and poor?? How about GO GET A JOB and work your butt off like the rest of us if you want to succeed and do well in life. Simple as that. It’s not the government’s fault that you are lazy and want to camp out in the park for 3 weeks and create negative attention for yourselves. I have been working since I was 13 years old. Start out with small jobs and work your butt off–it really works!!!! Can’t wait to see these people kicked out–what an eye sore!

Protesters parents dont want them back. Basments are clean and no longer smell of weed and rotten. Keep them.:)

What are these capitalists trying to prove?  That using old ad-homs, straw men and other fallacies somehow prove that oppression doesn’t exist? That the protesters are just “hippies” and free loading college students that need to get a job and everything is okay? These capitalist loving folks also ignore that elderly people were also involved in the protesting and are also abused by the system because they are not considered valuable since they have used up their usefulness and that all the can do is just sit in a nursing home and wait for death to come to them so they can get replaced by more younger people to keep capitalism and the state alive. Capitalism depends on younger people because younger people are more valuable, easier to manipulate, more likely to recover from workplace injuries so they can continue to support capitalism.

When young people rise up and rebel against capitalism, people are quick to dismiss them and to falsely label them as “lazy” and “free-loaders” When it comes to finding a suitable occupation to earn an income, the chances of finding a well-paying  job are basically 1 in 4. I have said it previously but I will repeat it here: Capitalism harms all! Capitalism does not help the oppressed find a job! Capitalism does not give that hard working person a raise! Capitalism does not help women of color who are in poverty! Capitalism does not pay off student loans or pay the bills for the elderly who cannot afford a nursing home! Capitalism helps no one but white, upper class, heterosexual men!

Update on Occupy Regina: The protesters refuse to leave

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