It’s only Monday, but we already have a frontrunner for Dunce of the Week. I give you Charles Blow of The New York Times. Chuckie thinks men are scum because women are “raped more than us.” According to him, we need to check our “male privilege.”
I have used this column to regularly condemn sexism, misogyny, patriarchy and toxic masculinity.
And yet, I am still shocked when I hear of another case that has real names and faces of people I know. Shocked every time!
Um, yeah. Rape is a pretty shocking thing.
This is not because I don’t listen to women or believe them, but rather, I think, because a personally lived experience is a far cry from a passively learned experience.
I am a man. Six-foot-two, 200 lbs. Able-bodied, and physically fit. I move through the world with the privilege of never even considering the idea of being sexually assaulted or harassed.
This is one of my male privileges, and I have to check it.
I see. So, I’m supposed to hate myself for not being raped in a dark alley.
More important, I must follow the advice on sexism that I proffer on racism: If you are not actively working to dismantle it, you are supporting it. It is not sufficient to simply not be a sexist yourself if you are a man. You must also recognize that you benefit from the system of sexism in ways to which you may not even be aware.
Explain to me which people, aside from sociopath Hollywood bigshots or Muhammad fangirls, who thinks rape is a-okay. I’ll go ahead and spare you the work, Chuckie. They don’t exist. Aside from leftist players of pretend in Tinseltown, rape is generally frowned upon in the west. This isn’t Europe, after all.
The truth is most of us “evil” males would like to see rapists chained up in a dark dungeon or in front of a firing squad. Unlike certain Democrats, who give rapists and other bad hombres a light tap on the wrist provided they’re in a protected group. But please, remind us again how we’re too lenient on rape.
Chalk this up as another dunderheaded scheme to drive a wedge between us with identity politics. You don’t have to be a woman or a self-hating effeminate manlet to think rape is a major no bueno. Your entire “male privilege” premise is false Charlie.
By the way, those rape stats are totally overblown: