The following excerpt was written by Rebecca Schoenkopf, editor/owner of your fave website of all time, Wonkette.com. She’s launching HappyNiceTimePeople.com, which is less focused on politics, and more general in scope. In this piece, she’s describing traveling to Long Island NY via train to visit a friend. Apparently, she finds it terrifying – see the below quote. I think it goes to what I’m discovering (yeah, it’s been a long journey) is the typical liberal mindset: she/they would rather be a powerless victims than take responsibility for their own protection. The rest of the article is funny (to me) but irrelevant . . .
I am not a girl who cries about rape culture. Waaaaah rape culture! The men, they looked at me, and maybe said a thing, on the street! But that train was fucking terrifying, y’all. It was a moveable rape feast, the women all huddled at the back of the car, trying to escape the notice of the band of wilding white men who shouted and whooped and chanted their clever remarks about “cheesecake” the entire hour, their piercing hyena screams as predatory as their phallic bald heads (and police department T-shirts). You guys, it was awful.
RF: I’d just like to add that no one is suggesting that a woman should brandish a firearm as a first defense against sexual harassment. But a woman should be able to protect herself through force of arms. By being able to do so she increases her confidence level; she doesn’t think of herself as a victim. So she’s less likely to act like one. So she’s less likely to become one. My .02.