Okay. First, you missed the fact I wasn't talking about myself. It was a paraphrasing of an incident that happened in the states and I was privy to inside information. Second, it's not an isolated case as you say, it's actually a pervasive and toxic viewpoint that's taken hold - juxtaposed by what's been happening on more than one campus. Disagree with someone on an idea, call them a nazi; or xenophobe; or racist; or <insert caustic statement here>. Or have them barred from speaking at your campus or function. Do try to keep up.Top Gun wrote:...are you being deliberately ★■◆● obtuse? YOU SAID that someone called you a Nazi for disagreeing with them. Right ★■◆● here:
IE: 'I don't like what you've said from fifteen years ago so you're a NAZI!' (yes this actually happened, but i'm sworn not to repeat the details).
It is a batshit insane thing to believe in, but given the fact you agreed with the letter right after I posted it is telling me that you are turning a blind eye to the batshit.Oh, and I missed the part where "rape culture" was something that only exists on college campuses, because that would be a batshit insane thing to say. Care to enlighten me where that's coming from?
Rape culture is an idea coined in the 1970's by second wave feminists and was used very judiciously, but has now been turned into a weapon for censorship and hysteria.
And I'm not the only one saying this. In the last few years, there has been an unfortunate trend towards blaming “rape culture” for the extensive problem of sexual violence on campuses. While it is helpful to point out the systemic barriers to addressing the problem, it is important to not lose sight of a simple fact: Rape is caused not by cultural factors but by the conscious decisions, of a small percentage of the community, to commit a violent crime.
Colleges and Universities have been this way since the frat house was invented. We can discuss possible solutions in a different thread.Ferno, I also don't believe in a rape culture on campus. But I think the real problem in college campuses is the partying and accompanied alcohol use and abuse, which does lead to an increased opportunity for rapes to be committed against women, in the right settings and circumstances.
But right now, here's some more stupid for you.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news ... a-11143338