If a particular man cannot be trusted to not rape/assault/harass someone, is he really someone we want in a position of power? To ‘serve and protect’ us? To carry a firearm? To represent us as a nation and as a people? To even leave his house?
It’s not just a woman’s issue.
Men, do you really, really, really LIKE being thought of as brutes who think only with their hormones and sex drive? Do you like being thought of a morons who just can’t help yourself if you see something you find attractive? Do you like being thought of as too stupid to recognize a refusal? Do you like being thought of as abusive tyrants?
Do you like being lumped in with the rapists?
Then why do you make these excuses?
Why do you accept, condone, or even praise this behavior?
Tell me, honestly, which would you rather have in a sex partner? Passive, resigned acceptance? An inability or reluctance to say no? Or an enthusiastic yes?
Seriously, the question should never be, ‘did she give a clear enough no?’. The question should always be, ‘well, did she say yes?’
Tell me, men, why do you accept anything less from your sons, brothers, and friends?
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