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  •  I was not talking about any women (0+ / 0-)

    who have had the experience or come near it. I was not talking to women really but to men--and I should have been more clear--who have these attitudes. Many of these men maintain these attitudes because they don't understand what its like. They don't have empathy for the feelings of the victims. I wrote my comment BECAUSE I'm a man who knows a lot of women who have been physically assaulted. And a man who has heard some shitty comments from other men about the subject.

    I said, put a trigger warning on it--this is not for every audience for sure. But many men have a lot of the ideas both you and I wrote about and Mourdock and Akin have mentioned in public. They still think, "well look what she was wearing, 'some girls rape so easy." And they use that to rationalize their attitudes about both rape and abortion. It is revolting, but this ad provokes a visceral response that could finally get through some people's ignorance.

    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -- Krishnamurti

    by The Zipper on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 06:31:08 PM PDT

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