This is just sad to read, from an Atlantic article by Kate Julian entitled “Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?“:
“I mentioned to several of the people I interviewed for this piece that I’d met my husband in an elevator, in 2001. …I was fascinated by the extent to which this prompted other women to sigh and say that they’d just love to meet someone that way. And yet quite a few of them suggested that if a random guy started talking to them in an elevator, they would be weirded out. ‘Creeper! Get away from me,’ one woman imagined thinking. ‘Anytime we’re in silence, we look at our phones,” explained her friend, nodding.’”
Larry Kummer of Fabius Maximus adds on to that:
“Surveys, such as this by YouGov, show that large numbers of women consider normal introductory behavior to be sexual harassment. Twenty-eight percent of young women (age 18 to 24) consider paying her a complement to be harassment; twenty-eight percent consider winking at her to be harassment. Forty-eight consider placing your hand on a woman’s lower back to be harassment. Young men deal with young women, aware that a large fraction are primed to see them as predators.”
So these women want their prince charming to come along and sweep them off their feet out of nowhere, and yet they’re more likely to tell that potential prince charming to get lost than they are to swoon over him.
I wrote last week about the epidemic of porn addiction and how it is killing real-life sex. That’s something men are inflicting upon themselves (and women, by definition).
But this, right here, is a scourge that women are inflicting on themselves–and men, of course. Women have become caught up in a mass panic over men, and wouldn’t you know it, these women are finding it ain’t so easy to meet decent guys these days.
There’s this widespread perception in society that Every Man Is A Potential Rapist and, as the quote above points out, men are aware of it, and so go to great lengths to avoid being a “creeper”–and often that means just avoiding women altogether.
A lot of this has to do with the widespread belief in the false stat that 1 in 5 women are raped. So many women believe this, and act accordingly. They think that at any moment they could be raped.
But do you really think 1 in 5 women have been forcibly raped by a stranger? That is such a rare thing to happen, and yet we’re led to believe that it happens all the time, everywhere. But it doesn’t. Just think of all the women you know in your life and it becomes pretty clear almost immediately that the stat is a lie.
Crime statistics show that the rape rate in the US is about 0.5 out of every 1,000 people. Additionally, only 26% of rapes are done by strangers. Most rapes are carried out by people the victim knows: 38% of rapes are done by friends/acquaintances, 26% by current or former intimate partners, and the remaining 7% are by relatives.
The odds of being raped by a stranger are very low, but perceived by women to be very, very high. This is by design: feminists created the rape culture myth to ruin relations between men and women. Because women who are in healthy, traditional relationships with decent alpha males are highly unlikely to be hysterical and shrieking in the streets with pussyhats on their heads. Happy, satisfied women are the death of feminism.
Feminists need women miserable, unsatisfied, and alone. That’s how they become feminists. The single, mad-at-the-world, 30+ catlady is their ideal target.
As for men, feminists prefer them to be cowed, submissive betas, and for two reasons: one, because they’ll roll over on demand, and two, because they ultimately cannot satisfy their women, both physically and emotionally.
Even if we grant that many rapes go unreported, the rate is still not anywhere near 1 in 5. Christina Hoff Sommers (aka “Based Mom”) cites reputable studies that put the actual college campus rape rate (where there is said to be a “rape culture crisis” disproportionate to society at large) at 1 in 40, not 1 in 5.
It’s a full-time job debunking all these leftist lies. If we had an honest media worth anything, they’d be doing it, but unfortunately the media today is the source of the lies and misinformation.