George Will Declares Rape Culture A Figment of Progressive Imagination
Check it! all you loose coed sluts dreaming of attaining the “coveted status” of rape victim and all of its “attendant privileges,” all of you scantily clad temptresses just begging for “micro-aggressions” to spin into harrassment cases and you inebriated “hook-up culture” campus tarts—Old Grampa Georgie Will has your number, you little hussies.
That is not to say that he blames you entirely for your depraved ways. Gramps knows that President Obama and the 21st century curse of progressivism are largely to blame for despoiling your happy childhoods and consigning you to “today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults.”
And it’s not just Obama, it’s your own colleges, as well:
It is salutary that academia, with its adversarial stance toward limited government and cultural common sense, is making itself ludicrous. Academia is learning that its attempts to create victim-free campuses — by making everyone hypersensitive, even delusional, about victimizations — brings increasing supervision by the regulatory state that progressivism celebrates.
What government is inflicting on colleges and universities, and what they are inflicting on themselves, diminishes their autonomy, resources, prestige and comity. Which serves them right. They have asked for this by asking for progressivism.
Things were verrrrry different, back in the day, before subversive progressives made every one “hypersensitive, even delusional, about victimizations.” Back then, rape was rape, by gum—leaving stab wounds, bruises and ligature marks.
You want to scream rape every time someone grabs your precious boobies and gives ‘em an appreciative squeeze? That’s progressive. You won’t find Grandpa Will making a big to-do if someone grabs his junk—who could fight that urge?
Grampa Will understands “girls just want to have fun” but these days they want extra attention for it. And the reason the number of rapes on campus appears to be booming is because victims of rape get so much loving attention.
What coed wouldn’t want to go before a faculty review board, for hours, describing every sickening moment of the worst event of her young life, after which she will never be the same, to a panel of her professors? What fun! Bet those old dons won’t forget her name, again.
And there’s also all of the official police attention—the rape kit that renacts the invasion and then is put on a shelf in a back room in case some do-gooder decides to actually send it to a crime lab because we all know “boys will be boys” and campus rapes aren’t really “rape,” they’re “date rape.”
But most “coveted status” of all is the attention rape victims get from their peers—the accusations of lying or being a slut, a tease, a ‘ho; the shaming signs on the dorm walls, the hate posts on FaceBook, the threats of violence—to the victim.
Now I’m sort of understanding why any coed wouldn’t want to get herself a piece of that action.
As in most cases of conservative denial, George Will believes the rest of us are making way too much of this and that we’re far too gullible when it comes to CDC statistics and anecdotal evidence. We’re including way too many types of sexual aggression and making it just way too complicated for college men to figure out what they can and cannot do to young women.
And why would the world conspire to make up this whole rape culture business? Well, to make George Will, the Christian Right and conservatives uncomfortable, of course. It’s all Liberals think about, actually—ways to stick it to smug, uptight paranoiacs and force them to make asses of themselves denying reality.
Like George Will did.