Okay, metaphor is not your thing, I see.
Metaphor I can handle. Blatent misrepresentation of the subject at hand - now that gets me worked up.
Really? In Britain you can't do that?
Correct. So, next suggestion? And I do believe that in the US, they have problems with this. Wasn;t there a post about a mens locker room that adjoins a grill here a few weeks ago?
Depends on whether rape or being shot is more painful and traumatic in any given case, I guess.
Let me help you here. For one of these conditions you give morphine. The other you don't.
Men draft men, men fight men, and men rape women. I'm not sure of the relevance or point of the argument you are making. Seems to me to be a series of man-caused problems all around.
You know, I could have sworn that women could vote....and as I recall, there are more women of voting age inthe US/UK then men.
My point is this. Given that of the 11 adjectives you listed for rape, 10 can be directly applied to soldiers injured in battle (hell, most men in battle, let alone the injured).
Therefore, given that far less is said about soldiers then rape, rape is blown vastly out of preportion.
We aren't responsible for the way men react.
If I walk into a police station, pull out a gun and point it at someone, I will be responsible for being shot.
Women dress, and wear make up to influence the reaction of men. Therefore you are directly accountable for the effect of that reaction.
You manipulate for an effect, you live with the consequences of that effect. You lie about your age to join the army? You get sent to war.
You attract the attention of men? You have to put up with their unwanted advances.
Give out misleading "signals", and never state your mind? Be prepared to be misunderstood.
but there is a lot of this thinking implicit and even explicit in these posts.
Better to say that we are prepared to take responsibility for our actions, and expect others to do the same.
WhatEVER it takes to stop rape. Whatever. That would be great. Let's do it.
Well, lets lock up women. Or abolish the crime. Or legalise prostitution. Or jail innocent people. Or....