This website has seen many students, faculty members, and administrators – especially in “higher education” – say some pretty dumb and hateful things about men and boys, often with the general support or acquiescence of the academic community. It has happened so much that it is increasingly hard to top the moral contortions and blind hatred they have pushed out over the years, like an unregulated megacorporation spilling toxic waste into the public drinking water.
But this case is pushing it. Straight from the Goshen College website, on a page titled “What men can do to stop rape”:
“Don’t allow psychological rape or commit it yourself. Psychological rape consists of verbal harassment, whistles, kissing noises, heavy breathing, sly comments or stares. These are all assaults on any woman’s sense of well-being.”
That’s it, men. It’s time to come to terms with our Patriarchal Privilege™. We actually are all rapists. We just never knew it until Goshen College told us.
Of course, under this definition most (if not all) women would be rapists as well. But as Feminists & Friends have told us in the past, since rape is all about The Patriarchy™ men cannot be raped anyway.
And neither can boys be raped, even by female teachers in lower education. Because rape is all about male privilege and male power, and since women do not have either of those things, male victims of rape don’t exist. Hence the need for these “don’t rape, you rapist!” campaigns to exclusively target men.
And remember: according to the wisdom of everyday Feminists, misandry doesn’t exist. And feminist extremism is “a thing of the past” and “totally not mainstream.”
Goshen College’s definition of rape is almost as bad as that of Dr. Liz Kelly, the chair of a Violence Against Women program, who said in her book :
“Sexual violence includes any physical, visual, verbal or sexual act that is experienced by the woman or girl, at the time or later, as a threat, invasion or assault that has the effect of hurting her or degrading her and/or taken away her ability to control intimate contact.’”
Goshen College has some other tips on how the menfolk can help stop rape:
“Don’t allow yourself to be entertained by rape. Rape is a common device used in the media. Many of the myths about rape are depicted in the media. Refuse to watch shows that use rape to “turn on” the audience.”
Who does that? Seriously. Generally speaking, the only people who “allow themselves” to be entertained by rape are women who fantasize about it, which they apparently do a lot.
And no, “rape” is not a common media device, unless it is used as a means to create sympathy for a female character. Serial killers (like Dexter) can still be protagonists and even occasionally heroes in modern television. But not serial rapists.
The Goshen College webpage continues telling men how they can stop rape:
“Examine your own attitudes. We are not static individuals. Examine your attitudes and see if they make sense. People once thought the world was flat. Now we know better. Remember when most people thought women were inferior to men and men had the right to control them? That’s what we’ve been told all our lives. Now we are learning better.”
As in, do I remember an age when men were generally treated as superior in all walks of life? An age when women weren’t viewed as superior to men in some ways as well?
I do, however, remember when I actually thought Feminism was a good thing. Well, that’s what we’ve been told all our lives. And now we are learning better.
Staring at someone is not rape, and anyone accusing a man of being a rapist just for staring is a false rape accuser. This website does not fight the imaginary “rape culture” cooked up by Feminist fanatics. On the contrary, it creates and fosters very real false rape culture.
A screenshot of this nonsense has been uploaded to this website to preserve Goshen College’s stupidity for the world to see. And their statement has been added to the page “The Language of Misandry in Academia: a Collection of Quotes by Faculty Members, Students, and Administrators.”
A Reddit thread has been started which aims to send emails to Goshen College to correct the discriminatory statements on their website. You can view it here.
Additional sources: Dr. Liz Kelly, Surviving Sexual Violence, p. 41.
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