The “rape culture” myth

     A lot of people, mostly feminists, will tell you that we live in a “rape culture.”  This, of course, is nonsense.  We don’t build statues to rapists.  We send them to jail for the rest of their lives.  Society holds rape as so heinous that even being accused is enough to ruin a man’s life.  An innocent man who is lucky enough to prove his innocence is still ruined.

     So how do people come up with “rape culture”?  Well, on this blog, a different fantasy (pictured in fiction) was played up as “rape culture.”  That fantasy is one of abdication of personal responsibility.  These are books written by women, for women, that portray women being “forced” to have sex with characters they want to have sex with, but that they don’t want to be responsible for their desires.  Please note that the character is never an unattractive, out of work, “creep.”  There is a reason for this.  The works are not playing up rape.  They are playing up not being responsible.