Another Twisty Quote of the Day

I know, I know, it’s lazy of me to just keep on quoting IBTP, but it really is the best thing on the internet, and you should just go read it. But this struck me so much:

Unfortunately, due to the bogus set-up where women are considered a priori to have given consent to male abuse — which is consistent with global accords governing fair use of women — rape is very difficult to prosecute.

The phrase ‘global accords governing fair use of women’ sums up perfectly the way that the abuse of women is normalised and trivialised and excused to such a degree that we don’t even see it any more.

Did you know? We, in the comfortable, safe, civilised developed (please imagine ‘scare quotes’ around all those words) world, live in a rape culture, there is an epidemic of violence against women, and it hardly ever gets seen.


2 responses

  1. Twisty also wrote about women being perceived as perpetually being in different stages of consent. That has haunted me for months. Baseball isn’t America’s greatest past time, misogyny is.

  2. Here in the UK women and girls aged 12 and over are all presumed to be in a constant state of ‘consent’ all engaged in seeking/inviting men and boys of all ages and backgrounds to enact their male sex right of unlimited sexual access to them. But it has nothing whatsoever to do with the tidal wave of pornography being everywhere!

    And no we don’t live in a rape culture – we live in a pornified and misogynistic rape culture.

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