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    And no particular type of man rapes either, could be anyone under the 'right' circumstances (when they are stronger and think they can get away with it.)
    Seriously?

    How is this different from "women are asking for it" as an explanation? It gets us nowhere.

    You've just given cover to rapists: "Hey, I'm a man. I can't help it—I had opportunity and I thought I could get away with it—it's the way I'm wired."

    I'm certain that's not what you meant to do.

    I'd venture to say there are many, many men who are quite physically strong, who have had the opportunity to "get away with it," and who have—often at great personal expense in time and money—helped a woman that has had—for example—a bit too much to drink to stand up, pull herself together, preserve a bit of her dignity, get into a cab, get upstairs into her apartment, and into bed—and who have locked the door behind us as we leave once she's "safe," precisely because we don't want her to—for example—get raped in the less-able-to-take-care-of-herself state she's in.

    It happens. A lot. I've done it more times than I care to remember. I find it to be embarrassing and not at all edifying, but it is what you do.

    Speaking as someone raised by a father who had several daughters, and by someone that has a young daughter myself, and would never (either one of us) in a million years consider violating someone—of any sex, I think what you've just said is not only fairly hateful but also distinctly counterproductive.

    -9.63, 0.00
    "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

    by nobody at all on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 11:03:04 PM PDT

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