Today in Rape Culture

[Trigger warning.]

Shaker clairedammit sends this emblematic example of how casually the rape culture permeates our culture in a million little ways every day. This is the first paragraph of a story in the Houston Chronicle on finding the right restaurant for Valentine's Day:
As man has evolved, so have his courtship rituals. Primitive man had it so easy: He simply dragged his woman to his cave with a knock on the head with a rough-hewn club and maybe the promise of a choice hunk of mastodon.
Sounds like someone's been watching Year One.

I just can't get enough of listening to men wax rhapsodic about the good old days when they could just hit women over the head and rape them without fear of consequence.

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