Friday, April 03, 2015
A Gentleman's Guide to Rape Culture
This is just too good to not pass along. Zaron Burnett III published this article last year, but I think it'll be timely for a long time yet: A Gentleman's Guide To Rape Culture. Zaron is a man addressing other men on how not to participate in the daily sexism that fosters our culture which assumes women enjoy being objectified. He points out, "Men are the primary agents and sustainers of rape culture," but my favorite line is:
When a guy cat-calls a woman and you don’t say something, he just treated her like a cheaply degraded sex object for his satisfaction and he turned you into the punk-ass that’s willing to allow him to mistreat a woman in your presence … while you say nothing.
Check it out.