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Nickel
  • From:USA

Date Posted:04-10-2018 07:19:50Copy HTML



The question was how do you prevent sexual assault?


There’s a bit of male privilege for you to think over.

What goes around, comes around.
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #31
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:11-10-2018 07:25:23Copy HTML

Just wondering, if our members here will admit to how many, if any of the precautions they take.  I do 19 of them, regularly, and it's not as a precaution against sexual assault as it is against assault, period.  I am beyond the age where sexual assaults are common.

   

 So, 19.  How about you?



Well, I do most... if not all... and said as much.  For that crime, more than a few folk made unkind remarks as to my charecter.  Hurt my feeling.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #32
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:11-10-2018 08:21:25Copy HTML

I do 27 of em. I'm small. 🤷
Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #33
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:11-10-2018 09:58:16Copy HTML

I do 27 of em. I'm small. 🤷



You are also young, and you should do as many as you can.  

The time is always right to do what is right.
Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #34
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:11-10-2018 10:03:46Copy HTML

Just wondering, if our members here will admit to how many, if any of the precautions they take.  I do 19 of them, regularly, and it's not as a precaution against sexual assault as it is against assault, period.  I am beyond the age where sexual assaults are common.

   

 So, 19.  How about you?



Well, I do most... if not all... and said as much.  For that crime, more than a few folk made unkind remarks as to my charecter.  Hurt my feeling.



When you are not in the prison setting, say you've gone to pick up a few items at Walmart at night, YOU do most of them, in a situation like that?  Either you are the most paranoid man that I've ever come across or you are the most feminine one, that someone might mistake you for a female.


So you fear being drugged with your drink?  You fear to go out alone?  You own a big dog?  You don't make eye contact with other men?  You make sure you meet people in public?  You vary your route home from work?  I find it hard to believe that you take these precautions EVERY single time you go out of the house.    

The time is always right to do what is right.
wale63 Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #35
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:11-10-2018 10:31:18Copy HTML

skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #36
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:11-10-2018 11:26:43Copy HTML

I do 3. I have home security, I always have my cell phone (not for security), and I included "don't jog at night" only because I don't jog....period.....ever.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #37
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 12:14:29Copy HTML

Just wondering, if our members here will admit to how many, if any of the precautions they take.  I do 19 of them, regularly, and it's not as a precaution against sexual assault as it is against assault, period.  I am beyond the age where sexual assaults are common.

   

 So, 19.  How about you?



Well, I do most... if not all... and said as much.  For that crime, more than a few folk made unkind remarks as to my charecter.  Hurt my feeling.



When you are not in the prison setting, say you've gone to pick up a few items at Walmart at night, YOU do most of them, in a situation like that?  Either you are the most paranoid man that I've ever come across or you are the most feminine one, that someone might mistake you for a female.


So you fear being drugged with your drink?  You fear to go out alone?  You own a big dog?  You don't make eye contact with other men?  You make sure you meet people in public?  You vary your route home from work?  I find it hard to believe that you take these precautions EVERY single time you go out of the house.    



I’ve explained the three states of awareness.  I’m in the yellow in public, that is all, and I suggest every person should be.  There are evil people in the world.  There are also sociopaths who have no more concern for you than what they want that you have.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
Nickel Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #38
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 03:44:54Copy HTML

I suppose you’re more acutely aware of the hazards than most, alaskaone. Once my husband became an attorney and later as a judge, he had concerns about when and where I was that were never expressed on active duty with the Marine Corps even though we seldom lived on base....not that the base was free of incidents, either. I still walk around at dawn for an hour through the park and back, 2,340 steps...lol. The air, the sky, and the sound of birds before the drivers start their engines on the way to work is really great most days. I am slow, no power walking for me. I bring in the paper when I get back. It’s a pleasant routine. Sunsets should also work; I could bring in the mail, but there’s more people and cars and the air is tougher to breathe. I’m better off mowing for an hour because the grass is dry and the two batteries for my mower only last a half hour each. With winter coming I’ll have to develop another plan....
What goes around, comes around.
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #39
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 12:21:26Copy HTML

I do 27 of em. I'm small. 🤷



You are also young, and you should do as many as you can.  



I dont do some that seem redundant. For example, I don't  carry a taser because I have a handgun if I'm going to carry a weapon. Also thank you but I'm not that young. :P


I have two daughters who I've taught to be vigilant as well. My youngest (17) worries about her older sister (20) going anywhere alone because she's so small and she imagines that she'd be so easily swiped at 5'1" and barely 100 pounds. 


Boys just don't have to worry about these things the same way. Perhaps a prison guard is more vigilant than most, but the majority of men simply do not have to be as vigilant as women and to pretend otherwise is just inane imo.

alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #40
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:00:30Copy HTML

I suppose you’re more acutely aware of the hazards than most, alaskaone. Once my husband became an attorney and later as a judge, he had concerns about when and where I was that were never expressed on active duty with the Marine Corps even though we seldom lived on base....not that the base was free of incidents, either.


It's a good reflection of our society that most people can walk around most places oblivious to what's going on around them.  The thing is, though, there is no good without evil and your husband got to see into the 'bottom 1%' and combined with his experience as a Marine, was able to truly understand what feral children, sociopaths, drunks, druggies and some of the mentally ill are capable of.  People who are not hunters or butchers by trade can't really, truly grasp what the term 'disemboweled' means... not to the person who has been disemboweled nor to the person who disemboweled someone else for fun.  Watch all the war movies you want, you still won't know what war is like.


Even out in the countryside, however, keeping aware of your surroundings is a good habit to get into.  I really shouldn't have to tell people this but as often as I see 'em doing stupid stuff, it seems like no one is telling anyone anything.


Joggers?  Yeah, you.  Jogging in forested areas or other areas of limited visability?  Really, really bad idea.  Add headphones and you're a Darwin Award.  Running triggers chase reflex in preditory animals and startle reflex in prey animals.  Speaking of which, chase instinct exists within young men, too, especially if they are feral children in a pack.  Jogging triggers the chase response and it speaks well of the western world that joggers are rarely attacked. 


Sure.  It would be nice to live in a world where a woman could jog buck ass naked through anywhere she pleases.  Actually, that really would be awesome.  And, I have to say, in most of the western world... she can, and not be harmed.  Quite the opposite, people assume she's in trouble and try to help.


Anyway, before the postmodern, neomarxists and third wave feminists tear down western society, it would be prudent of them to give a moments thought as to the fact that their lives depend upon what the western world has created.  What they want to replace it... yeah, it's not going to be utopia.



Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #41
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:10:30Copy HTML


Anyway, before the postmodern, neomarxists and third wave feminists tear down western society, it would be prudent of them to give a moments thought as to the fact that their lives depend upon what the western world has created.  What they want to replace it... yeah, it's not going to be utopia.







For the younger set who turn up their noses at the words feminists and feminism or scoff that feminism is a dirty and utterly pointless word please read this and realize the following list is of SIX things a woman couldn’t do in 1971 – yes the date is correct 1971. In 1971 a woman could not:  1. Get a Credit Card in her own name – it wasn’t until 1974 that a law forced credit card companies to issue cards to women without their husband’s signature.  2. Be guaranteed that they wouldn’t be unceremoniously fired for the offense of getting pregnant – that changed with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.  3. Fight on the front lines – admitted into military academies in 1976 it wasn’t until 2013 that the military ban on women in combat was lifted. Prior to 1973 women were only allowed in the military as nurses or support staff.  4. Take legal action against workplace sexual harassment. Indeed the first time a court recognized office sexual harassment as grounds for any legal action was in 1977.  5. Decide not to have sex if their husband wanted to – spousal rape wasn’t criminalized in all 50 states until 1993.  6. Obtain health insurance at the same monetary rate as a man. Sex discrimination wasn’t outlawed in health insurance until 2010 and today many, including sitting elected officials at the Federal level, feel women don’t mind paying a little more.  Oh, and one more thing, prior to 1880 which is just a few years before the photo of this very proud lady was taken, the age of consent for sex was set at 10 or 12 in more states, with the exception of our neighbor Delaware – where it was 7 YEARS OLD!  Feminism is NOT just for other women. KNOW your HERstory.




The time is always right to do what is right.
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #42
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:27:34Copy HTML

The word, feminism, has been hijacked by people who are not feminsts at all.  This is why we are forced to distinguish real feminists from these crazed usurpers... they are called, 3rd and 4th wave feminists.



Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #43
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:28:27Copy HTML

Who said anything about jogging burck ass naked? The point is that we do not feel as safe jogging even in sweats asmaan would and for good reason.
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #44
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:30:11Copy HTML

Let me frame it for you in a way that makes it more difficult for you to be intentionally obtuse: Do you think you would be at equal risk jogging at night as I would?
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #45
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:33:29Copy HTML

Let me frame it for you in a way that makes it more difficult for you to be intentionally obtuse: Do you think you would be at equal risk jogging at night as I would?


Depends upon the circumstances, doesn't it?


Jogging through a forest at night, yes.  Bears and moose don't care if you're male or female.  Jogging through downtown Detroit at night?  Male or female, that's a fucking stupid thing to do.


I do not understand this longing of some of you folks to portray yourselves as terrified victims and portray the western world as an "oppressive rape culture".  It simply does not match up to reality in the western world.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
Doe_Eyes Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #46
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:34:34Copy HTML

Blah, blah, blah, Alaska. You go on with your "usurpers". I just KNOW what we could and couldn't do in the 70s and why feminism is a REAL benefit to women. And NO, I don't hate men, not at all.
The time is always right to do what is right.
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #47
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:36:06Copy HTML

Good Lord. Of course both are bad ideas but it is fact that I would be more at risk, more likely to be harrassed and possibly assaulted or worse. You may not want to admit what we all know is true, but that doesn't change reality.
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #48
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:42:48Copy HTML

And that would have been true 100 years ago or today.
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #49
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 02:55:37Copy HTML

Blah, blah, blah, Alaska.  You go on with your "usurpers".   I just KNOW what we could and couldn't do in the 70s and why feminism is a REAL benefit to women.   And NO, I don't hate men, not at all.


I didn't say you did.


In point of fact, nothing I said did you bother to think about so... I'm done.  


It's not the 1970's.  That was over 4 decades ago.




Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #50
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 03:09:47Copy HTML

Good Lord. Of course both are bad ideas but it is fact that I would be more at risk, more likely to be harrassed and possibly assaulted or worse. You may not want to admit what we all know is true, but that doesn't change reality.



The reality is a dude is more likely to be assaulted and killed in your scenario.  Guys are more likely to be assaulted and or killed, period.


Homicide statistics by gender. According to the data given by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, worldwide, 78.7% of homicide victims are male, and in 193 of the 202 listed countries or regions, males were more likely to be killed than females.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homicide_statistics_by_gender


Rate of serious violent crimes reported to police


60.5% male victims

43.7% female victims


https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv16.pdf



It's like this discussion is pointless, like y'all want want to argue that because some women and children died when the Titanic sank, it's clearly evidence of patriarchal oppression and rape culture.


It's not.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #51
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 03:43:12Copy HTML

1. We aren't just talking about homocide numbers, and 2. Your overall homocide stats are skewed in regards to the type of targeting we are talking about here as they include a large number of men who are murdered due to, for example, participating in gang activity as opposed to just walking in a park as a law abiding citizen.
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #52
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 03:54:11Copy HTML

And you didn't exactly answer my question. Of the two of us, which do you think is more likely to be harrassed or assaulted while out in a night jog? And again, I am agreeing it's a bad idea for anyone; that's not the question.
skwanderer Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #53
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 05:41:45Copy HTML

Are 25% of men sexually assaulted Alaska? You made the blanket statement men are more likely to be assaulted. The stats are skewed by inner city violence, bar fights and typical male aggression. If you are talking sexual assault, women are far more likely to be assaulted. And they are more likely to be assaulted everywhere....not just in inner city gangs or bar room fights, but in the workplace, office party, on the subway, etc.
"My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment." Albert Einstein
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #54
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 05:53:08Copy HTML

  1. We aren't just talking about homocide numbers,

    Which is why I encluded this:


    Rate of serious violent crimes reported to police

    60.5% male victims

    43.7% female victims

    https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv16.pdf

which is separate from murder stats. 


Your overall homocide stats are skewed in regards to the type of targeting we are talking about here as they include a large number of men who are murdered due to, for example, participating in gang activity as opposed to just walking in a park as a law abiding citizen.


Okay.  You're invested in this meme, that's plain to see.  Let's dismiss all other types of crime except rape and sexual assault because the most heinous crime in all the history of the universe is rape and sexual assault, nothing else matters, no one else matters, it's all about the rapin'.


Traditionally when faced with stats that dare suggest being a guy isn't always being worry free, patriarchal homophobe, racist, bigot misogynistic rapers... folk such as yourself will start dismissing stuff so as to lower the stat numbers to a more politically acceptable amount.  So... from the men getting raped stat, they'll remove prisons.  They'll remove gang related stuff.  They'll remove pedophile related stuff. 


Yeah, I'm bored with this.  Here's a radical leftist publication for you.  If you won't believe statistics or common sense, perhaps you'll believe one of your own? 


http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2014/04/male_rape_in_america_a_new_study_reveals_that_men_are_sexually_assaulted.html

 




Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #55
  • From:USA

Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:12-10-2018 07:32:05Copy HTML

Uh, no. That is not what I'm doing. I'm trying to compare apples to apples, which is something you cannot do without your entire world view falling apart. 🤷
Nickel Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #56
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:13-10-2018 02:14:51Copy HTML

Always looking for explanations, has it occurred to you that the likelihood of men being assaulted is greater because they don’t give it any thought. Women, however, are constantly concerned and seek ways to prevent it. Maybe they have been more successful and as a result have fewer assaults than men. Perhaps men should think about it.
What goes around, comes around.
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #57
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:13-10-2018 04:46:38Copy HTML

Always looking for explanations, has it occurred to you that the likelihood of men being assaulted is greater because they don’t give it any thought.  Women, however, are constantly concerned and seek ways to prevent it.  Maybe they have been more successful and as a result have fewer assaults than men. Perhaps men should think about it.


Word.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. The advantage of insinuations over hard arguments is that they bypass critical thought. No one can respond precisely to a charge that is utterly vague or to accusers who will envelope any reply in a poisonous fog of further insinuations. ~ David Warren, The Guardian There was a time when there was enough freedom that it hardly mattered which brand of crooks ran government. That has not been true for a long time and that captures an important point. The more powerful the government becomes, the more people are willing to do in order to seize the prize, and the more afraid they become when someone else has control. ~ Glenn Harlan Reynolds “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve.” ― H.L. Mencken
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #58
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:13-10-2018 04:03:49Copy HTML

I'm sure that could be true to some extent. But it does not negate the fact that, in the absence of, say, gang violence, women are more at risk of being assaulted.
anjypanjy Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #59
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:13-10-2018 04:09:14Copy HTML

And that is just common sense. If you are a bad character, your target is more likely to be someone smaller than you. If you look at what an unsavory character might be willing to violently take from a victim, both men and women might be a target for robbery but the perp is going to naturally prefer an easier target; most often a woman is going to be the target if the motive is sexual. This isn't rocket science.
alaskaone Share to: Facebook Twitter MSN linkedin google yahoo #60
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Re:A difference between men and women

Date Posted:13-10-2018 08:47:46Copy HTML

I provided the stats.  As with most statistics, a determined person can interpret them in whatever way suits.  


Make a statement;  "Men commit 80% of all suicides."  It won't be long before someone chimes up with, 'Oh yeah?  Well women attempt suicide more often!'  I think we can all agree that committing suicide is rather more awful than attempting and that both are bloody tragedies and we don't want anyone attempting, let alone committing suicide. 


Women are raped more often than men.  Okay, sure, that's probably true.  I'm not saying you, Anj, are doing this but it does appear that far too many of the 3rd wave feminist type crowd are using rape as a perverse means to gain attention and sympathy... whether or not they, themselves, ever experienced the crime.  Indeed, rape is pretty rare so it looks like they've expanded the definition far beyond what most of us would concider to be valid... yet require the full weight of condemnation of the offense.


We end up with the spectical of snowflakes who haven't been raped using seemingly trivial offenses as justification for hysterics and claims of victimhood.  


Once, a woman grabbed my ass.  By the standards of todays snowflakes, that would be cause for me to claim having been sexually assaulted, if not raped outright, plus I get elevated up the victimhood heirarchy a couple of notches.  Oh, wait.  I'm an elderly white male so that means even though I'm a 'victim' of sexual assault, if not actual rape, my elevated status is insufficient to boost me up the heirarchy much.  Second rung from the bottom, I suppose.  Better than nothing.


I really don't like the victim heirarchy.  I don't like identity politics.  


Hurting others, taking their stuff... these are crimes and I don't like them.  Everyone out in public should be aware of their surroundings and prepared to take action should action be required.





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