Saturday, August 25, 2012

Zombie Saturday - Zombie rape analogy

 
http://www.treelobsters.com/

If you think this is funny, please keep in mind that this strip is actually tryying to show the double standards towards rape in todas society. While a man decides to rape, a women is given part of the blame for "wearing short skirts" or "flirting". Unfortunately for this argument, women are raped in skimpy clothes societies as well as wearing Burkas... For more information on this topic, check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-rape_movement

Especially in the light of recent discussions - started by the congressman Todd Akin, who claimed that “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” trying to argument for a persecution of abotions in the US- this topic is as important as it can get. His argumentation that if a woman gets pregnant from rape she secretly wanted to be raped is wrong on so many levels I can hardly discuss. Kate Clancy from the Scientific American already did a science based approach why we all should work on eliminating rape culure...

1 comment:

Shannon Rutherford said...

I can't even comment on Akin's statement. People like him are dangerous, for society, for justice, for women.
It's funny because I've just written a post about me being harassed and that's exactly the kind of attitude that justifies the guy who harassed me.