Now I apologize about interrupting the semi-steady stream of fiction but I stumbled upon a post in my facebook news feed today. The title is what set me off, you can see it here. Now if you do not wish to read any further, and I do not blame you if you do not, I highly suggest you go and brush up on The Starry Heavens. If you would rather watch the video, which is quite good and does not vilify anyone and is represented by both men and women, from its source you can watch it here. My only problem, they say victim when most prefer the word survivor.
I vehemently disagree with the statement that men are these horrible monsters that constantly wish to rape women because of their extreme lusts, rape is always about power. This website is about women’s rights and so on, to allude that women are incapable of rape is a terrifying thought. This website marshals for Gender Equality but, to an extent, vilifies men.
Women can rape just as easily as men can but it is woefully under reported. All I have to say is to picture a rapist, that fictitious mythological image you hold in your mind. It is almost assured that that image is male and you are wrong, dreadfully wrong. A rapist can be anyone, male, female, third gender, or neuter. To think that a woman cannot rape someone is insanity, cut that thought from your mind.
Gender Equality is to make all of the genders equal, to do otherwise is to undermine the work people have done for years. There is evil in every single human heart. We all have the capacity to be a terrorist, a politician, a dictator, a rapist, and to commit genocide. We walk a thin silver thread. It is your choice.
A few sources of support for survivors are below. I have not had the chance to read though them extensively, yet, I hope to go though and update this list with some frequency. The higher it is on the list the more I’ve looked at it. You can always contact me though my email and my facebook fan page.