There are some mind sets that I intellectually realize are out there, but just can’t wrap my head around. Apparently (because FSM knows I hate watching pageants and wouldn’t know if not for the blogosphere), Miss Nevada remarked that women should learn self-defense against rape and several feminists collectively lost their shit.
This is the tweet that blew my mind:
“Women shouldn’t need to learn to protect themselves against rape #missnevada educate and respect yourself as a woman #rapeculture” – @annabethwest
I would be ecstatic if women didn’t have to learn self-defense because of no rape, murder, or other violence in our society.
That being said, it is the height of foolish arrogance to demand that women suffer the physical, mental, and emotional anguish of violence simply to conform to your worldview.
To Anna Beth West and those like-minded, quite simply, you sicken me.