Aikanaro wrote:....I think that Pa-Patch's point can be summed up as follows: Sending out naked pictures of yourself on the internet is a bad idea. Don't do it. Also; Rape is bad. Don't do it.
Pa-Patch wrote:[Committing motherfucking rape] is a dick move, but … this is their own damn fault.
Pa-Patch wrote:I still think they should have known better, especially the 18-19 year olds.
Pa-Patch wrote:I'd go as far as to say that if you engage in risky business what happens is, at least in part, your fault
Notice how the focus of criticism immediately shifts to the students who were raped (through the acts of another person, sophistries about "responsibility" aside). The sex was rape precisely because the victims were not willing participants, but Pa-Patch's central idea here has been to assign blame to the victims for an act to which they did not consent. I believe that my two examples of ways in which rape culture is perpetuated are still applicable.
Lastly, quoting for truth because this cuts right to the heart of what I was trying to say before:
The Great Hippo wrote:Far better to simply point out that the reason that high risk actions are high risk is because the perpetrators have defined them as such. In essence, you're giving the 'bad guys' a stake in determining who gets blamed.