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Against rape

At a bus stop at the local university

 

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No one should accept rape; everyone should oppose rape.

 

Unfortunately, "real men" do accept rape.

 

I think the "real men do not let men rape" message was a way of advocating a different form of masculinity -- in opposition to other forms of masculine aggression (from guys who nevertheless are "real men"), or the the acceptance of that aggression.

In other words, I think the "real men do not let men rape" message was a challenge to certain aspects of mainstream masculinity.

 

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That anti-rape flyer was modified to read "real men do rape" --

words that can be interpreted as either a pro-rape message, or an anti-men message.

 

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Another sheet about respecting women was taped up nearby (in a much more visible location) --

until that other sheet was quickly torn down.

 

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I have posted about that flyer and the Flickr comments posted below here -

zcomm.org/zblogs/inter-gender-and-inter-sex-solidarity-by...

 

In that post I have linked to four other posts (at other blogs)

about this flyer.

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Taken on January 21, 2009