Rape Culture: We're Soaking In It

Speaking of soaking in it, I just happened upon this snippet about an interview in Elle magazine in which Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he was never rejected by a woman.

Except, that's not totally accurate:
When asked in an interview in Elle magazine if he was ever rejected by a woman, Tyler replies, "Never. I'm a persistent motherf**ker. I'm very sensual and very rhythm-oriented and into poetry. Women can feel that."
If he were never rejected, he wouldn't have to be persistent, now, would he?

But in a culture where no doesn't mean no, you've just got to be a "persistent motherf**ker" until a woman relents—and then you can claim victory and convince yourself you're some kind of awesome Casanova who owes his sexual conquests to "poetry" and not the wholesale rejection of every women's right to say no and then be left the fuck alone instead of wooed, pressured, cajoled, coerced, manipulated, or otherwise convinced to have sex. Or "have sex."

This shit is everywhere you look, once you take a monocle to our fucked-up culture.

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