You and I have our differences. I respectfully told you quite a while ago that I would not be following you anymore, due to your constant feminist-bashing posts. I respect that you aren’t a feminist, I expect you to respect that I am one. Why don’t you just cut to the chase and unfollow me, please. I would appreciate that a lot. I honestly don’t want to put any more effort than necessary into avoiding you… So I would really like for you to not reply to my posts. For my sake, I will not respond to you anymore after this post.
Firstly, I would like to clarify. I did not say that male rape doesn’t happen. I said that “Most of them [men] will NEVER have to experience rape “. This is a true statement. According to RAINN, a recognized organization dedicated to abuse awareness, “About 3% of American men — or 1 in 33 — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.” Yes, it is horrifying that rape exists at all, and rape can happen to anyone regardless of gender. I apologize if I wasn’t clear enough about that. However, male victims do NOT account for 60% of rape victims. I do not know where you received that blatantly false information from. Women, on the other hand, experience this far more frequently - “1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed rape; 2.8% attempted rape)."
Please don’t take this the wrong way. Male rape is no less serious than female rape. But to compare the two and say that men are more targeted than women is both misleading and harmful. In fact, “9 of every 10 rape victims were female in 2003." That is a horrifying statistic. To claim that misogyny does not exist, or to say that the patriarchy does not exist, are both very ignorant statements - and I know for a fact that you’ve made both of them before. I’d reference your posts here, but I feel that it would be superfluous considering that anyone could wander over to your page and find them.
In my original post, I was just ranting about how men are the least likely to take up a feminist cause, probably because these issues affect them the least. Not that these issues don’t affect them at all… just that they affect them the least. Do you understand that?
I’d also like to share a lovely post I saw earlier that I felt would be beneficial to your understanding of my position. I will post it below.
Please stop baiting feminists to argue with you. It’s irritating. I’m going to agree to disagree with you. I advise that you do the same.
[All statistics from: http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/sexual-assault-victims]