Monday, March 8, 2010

Guess One Need Not be Too Bright to Get Into Princeton!

The real 'Sex on a Saturday Night' - The Daily Princetonian
Did she have the right to accuse the boy of rape? Before you say yes, think about this for a minute: Should the fact that she willingly got herself into an advanced state of inebriation prevent her from complaining about anything that happened to her while she was in that state?

She knew what would happen if she started drinking. We all know that the more people drink, the less likely they are to make wise decisions. It is common sense.

Therefore, the girl willingly got herself into a state in which she could not act rationally. This, in my opinion, is equivalent to agreeing to anything that might happen to her while in this state. In the case of our girl, this happened to be sex with a stranger.

This brings up another question: Why is the guy always to blame? Since the beginning of time, society has taught us that whenever a situation like this arises, the fault belongs almost entirely to the male participant.
Since the beginning of time, it has been the male's fault? ON WHAT PLANET, SISTER? No, blame has always been assigned to the woman.

girl drinks: expect to get raped:: boy drinks: expect to be assaulted or even murdered


K. said...

And at Princeton, no less. A guy can go out and get bombed, but a college girl can't tie one every now and then. And the logic of "I'm drunk THEREFORE I give consent" is more than a little juvenile. Sigh. There's such a thing as behaving like a gentleman...

NOLA radfem said...

Yes, there is such a thing as behaving like a gentleman, K! Some big things have changed in my life - great things, which explains why I haven't been blogging much - and I am relearning about a man being a real gentleman. I was long past due - bless those men who keep my pain from crystalizing into pure distrust and cynicism!

NOLA radfem said...

P.S. Wonderful to hear from you!!

K. said...

Thanks! Great to have you back!

Rereading the story, if anything society has taught us through the years that the guy is never to blame: The girl shouldn't have been drunk, she shouldn't have been dressed provocatively, she shouldn't have been at that party, boys will be boys.

Glad to hear that things are going well!

K. said...

P.S. If you're not planning to resume your blog, drop me a note and let me know what has been going on (if you are so inclined)!