Yes, let’s do this, a national rape monument for the US

Why America needs a national rape monument for its countless victims
Rebecca Solnit

I am fully in favour of this.

Because aren’t the feminists going to be pissed when they realise that the monument should be of a man: the majority of rapes being crimes perpetrated upon men.

14 thoughts on “Yes, let’s do this, a national rape monument for the US”

  1. “the majority of rapes being crimes perpetrated upon men”: I didn’t know that. I take it that they happen mainly in jails/prisons/boarding schools and the Armed Services?

  2. Prison. In American parlance “jail” is the county jail for sentences up to 6 months, reasonably civilised places. Prison is Sate or Federal prison and some of those are hell holes.

  3. Bloke in Costa Rica

    A monument to rape. Yeah. Super. Reminds me of the old joke: “I called the rape advice helpline but it turns out they didn’t want any.”

  4. “dearieme
    June 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    “the majority of rapes being crimes perpetrated upon men”: I didn’t know that. I take it that they happen mainly in jails/prisons/boarding schools and the Armed Services?”

    We don’t have much in the way of boarding schools and our armed services are surprisingly free of rape – the Navy has even abolished sodomy and rum!

  5. Pissed?

    I guess US appropriation of the English language is fair play to the ukippists. Anything, really, as long as it’s not English.

  6. So Much For Subtlety

    I would be a little dubious about claims that enormous numbers of men are raped in prison. Coerced perhaps. Which is still probably illegal but damned hard to prove in a court of law.

    In a modern American prison where do you think people would get a quiet corner to rape anyone?

  7. So Much For Subtlety

    Agammamon – “We don’t have much in the way of boarding schools and our armed services are surprisingly free of rape – the Navy has even abolished sodomy and rum!”

    Well the rum part is true. The sodomy looks like being compulsory.

    I assume the only reason the Armed Forces support women serving is that they were sick of servicemen raping women in places like Japan and the Philippines. But it doesn’t seem enough – the US Navy is confining sailors to base in Okinawa. So expect the sodomy rate to climb.

  8. Of course mass incarceration comes from the white man’s laws,. As does white man’s welfare disrupt society in certain groups.
    Go on say it isn’t so

  9. This week you are mostly Dr Johnson Arnald?

    Or is the new “Lawrence Whelk” persona prompting an attempt at intellectual status?

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