A Modest Proposal On Rape Prevention (NSFW)

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In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote a satirical piece to answer the question of mass starvation in British occupied Ireland, suggesting Irish couples eat their children since there seemed to be no other solution aside from the British no longer controlling them:

I am assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London; that a young healthy child, well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food; whether stewed, roasted, baked or boiled, and I make no doubt, that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or ragout.

A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift 1729

A Modest Proposal On Rape:

Girls and women are often told the only way to prevent rape and sexual harassment is to be vigilant. We must protect ourselves, we must wear clothes that are modest and do nothing to entice the opposite sex.

We are told this is how and why rape and assault happens: men are turned on and we must do everything in our power to make sure we keep them calm and not stimulated.

It seems to me though, we are missing the factor to really knock this whole problem out. If men can’t control themselves at all, then maybe the solution should be to remove from men what turns them into animals.

My apologies to all my male friends. I have more than I can count and they are caring, thoughtful people. The men I am friends with would never catcall or follow a girl, let alone rape one. They are proof the male gender can in fact control their urges and are not just mindless animals that operate on instinct and base desires.

It seems I am friends with the lone anomalies though, considering how often we are told girls shouldn’t put themselves in situations or that the victims of rape and abuse should know better about how men behave.

Despite the proof I have seen, the world maintains that men cannot be taught to respect other people’s bodies. Again, my apology to all my male friends but I can think of no other way to resolve this issue than to suggest castration for all men.

Teaching girls to be afraid and wary doesn’t seem to be doing the trick. When the topic of teaching boys that they are not entitled to sex or a woman’s body is brought up, people often just say that it’s an impossible lesson to teach.

“Teaching girls to be afraid and wary doesn’t seem to be doing the trick.”

These are male instincts; they’re as natural as any other part of humanity. But we no longer live in a world based on instinct, we are out of the caves and standing upright so if men are not teachable then perhaps another method must be employed.

This doesn’t have to go on forever. If the lesson sinks in, maybe only a few generations will have to part with their testicles. A sad, grim solution, I agree, but no sadder than the reality of fear that women have had to deal with for so long. Our current approach doesn’t seem to be working. There is still rampant harassment and assault, rape is still put on the victim as if it is their fault. Drastic actions need to be taken. Why should more than half the population have to continue living in fear?

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Nudity does not equal consent.

A picture of a recent protest was circulating the internet lately where a young lady was topless except for tape covering her nipples. Across her torso in black letters, she had written, “still not asking for it”, a response to the common idea that rape victims are somehow provoking their attack.

From both male and female viewers, the reaction was positive until there was a comment from a young man that said, “then again, it’s like wearing a steak suit and asking a shark not to eat you.”

Well, that’s it in a nutshell, isn’t it? Men have the same rationale as a creature known for being a mindless eating machine. That’s all men can do, apparently.

There was a response to that comment from a male-feminist group that they were tired of being told that men can’t control themselves and that they themselves were not creatures that functioned solely on instinct. That right there should be more proof that the lesson can be taught; that as women are taught to protect themselves, men can also be taught they are not entitled to any part of a woman without her permission and yet, the same conversation is heard over and over: boys will be boys, this is just how it works.

No longer should women be punished for these “unstoppable” urges. If men can’t control themselves, why are we the ones bearing the brunt of it?

Maybe testicles are a privilege, not a right.

Maybe the discussion should turn to preemptive actions, if men are really such thoughtless, sex-crazed maniacs. There’s plenty of evidence to the contrary but even those men and boys who believe in liberation and the right of all people to have control over their bodies are told that they’re too soft or not really men.

Real men don’t ask permission, real men listen to their gut and their genitals and won’t be swayed into being some henpecked eunuch simply because the ladies with all their irrationality want to be safe from harm. No, of course not. Real men are virile, real men do what nature intended for them to do. Fine, let’s see how well they can do it without their balls.