Looka me! Looka me!
At the risk of calling attention to a booger-eating spaz who says profoundly stupid things just to get people to pay attention to him, here we have Vox Day, the “Christian Libertarian commentator from WorldNetDaily” on rape (I refuse to link to the post)
The reason many people believe a woman is at least partly responsible for her own victimization is because in many cases that is demonstrably true. In no other circumstance is it argued that a victim of a crime is must be considered wholly innocent of responsibility regardless of his actions – just ask your insurance company if you don’t believe me. As Camille Paglia pointed out, a woman who gets drunk and goes to a man’s bedroom deserves no more sympathy or understanding from society than the man who leaves his unlocked car running with the key in the ignition or the woman who leaves her purse unattended on a public park bench.
Now, this responsibility doesn’t make the thief any less a thief, or a genuine rapist any less a rapist. (I use the term “genuine rape” because most so-called “date rape” is not rape nor a crime of any kind, because he said-she said is no basis for a system of justice. If sex without written permission is a crime, then all sex is rape and all men are unrepentant criminals.) Responsibility is not a zero-sum game.
Women have demanded freedom from paternalistic protection they enjoyed/endured in the past. Now they’ve got it, and many of them are finding that they don’t like it and thus have, as usual, turned to the State in search of the security they crave so badly.
I have to confess that I don’t understand this ceaseless quest for victimhood. Being raped doesn’t confer some mystical moral superiority on a woman, it just makes her a victim. And unfortunately, in all too many cases, it just makes her a stupid one.
Normally we would make a glib comment that Vox isn’t getting much, or has “issues”, or some other one-liner that is supposed to diminish him to, if not fringe status, a base object of ridicule. But it’s pretty obvious from reading other posts on his blog that he’s doing it for the attention. He has nothing to say, he’s not particularly bright, he’s a waste of time and bandwith which is why I didn’t post the link. Day isn’t stupid, but the fact that he isn’t stupid doesn’t make him any less of an idiot.
And he is an idiot.