Rape is about sex, not power

http://quillette.com/2016/01/02/to-rape-is-to-want-sex-not-power/

In the 1975 bestselling book: Against Our Will, the feminist writer, Susan Brownmiller, asserted that “rape is about power, not sex.” Ever since, the conventional wisdom has been that rapists are misogynistic men seeking domination and power over women, not violent men seeking sex.

However, there is a fundamental problem with Brownmiller’s bold assertion. In the ensuing 45 years, there has been no significant empirical research to support her claim. Yet, almost everyone repeats it.

No crime is about power.

They are all a means to an end.

Murder? No more you.
Suicide? No more me.
Theft? Free stuff.
Rape? Free sex.

By implication, they are also calling all rape victims powerless. Let’s see how much power the would-be rapists have when the ‘powerless’ are packing heat.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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