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Thu Nov 2, 2017, 01:03 PM

What Experts Know About Men Who Rape

Heavy drinking, perceived pressure to have sex, a belief in “rape myths” — such as the idea that no means yes — are all risk factors among men who have committed sexual assault. A peer group that uses hostile language to describe women is another one.

Narcissism seems to work in the other direction, magnifying odds that men will commit sexual assault and rape.

Studies of incarcerated rapists — even men who admit to keeping sex slaves in conflict zones — find a similar disconnect. It’s not that they deny sexual assault happens; it’s just that the crime is committed by the monster over there.

And this is not a sign that the respondents are psychopaths, said Dr. Hamby, the journal editor. It’s a sign that they are human. “No one thinks they are a bad guy,” she said.


An insightful (to me) but rather short article that pretty much validates many of the past discussions in HoF.

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Thu Nov 16, 2017, 09:35 PM

1. I have so little to say here

Because it was said, over and over and over. Decrying rape culture was seen as argumentative at best, radical trolling at worst. Not one single accusation surprises me. The fact that Donald Trump is presumably “getting away” with the same behavior—behaviors he has admitted to— while others have been accused of the same thing doesn’t surprise me.

I don’t see these events as some sort of big change, or a dawning a new age, although I do believe women are becoming more empowered—because a backlash is coming. And it will be in the form of the ugliest victim blaming. As usual.

It’s already started. And, As I type this, a specific act of sexual violence against a female is happening. Canning Weinstein won’t stop it. Scolding and “investigating” Franklin won’t stop it—although Franklins apology rang the truest to me. Putting that little shit in Alabama out to pasture won’t stop it. Our entire culture needs to change. Reading over the conversations people are having does not bring me hope that this is happening. It’s the same old shit.

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Mon Nov 20, 2017, 07:36 PM

2. I wish I could recommend a post.

Very well said.

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Tue Nov 21, 2017, 04:36 PM

3. After the dust settles and we get a chance to analyze from a more objective perspective

After the dust settles and we get a chance to analyze from a more objective perspective, I'll be damned interested in seeing if there was a specific or underlying cause for this current, broad movement of The Rich and Famous finally realizing the consequences of their actions twenty years after the fact, or if this was (as I currently believe) purely organic, and without any real causal links to parties, platforms, policies, etc.

I have little to compare or contrast this to, but I do get your lack of hope in re: to current discussions on DU. This morning's blatant idiocy was that the allegations are ruse by the Russians to wreck the (next?) election, and I've little doubt that tomorrow will bring some fresh, new half-witted trivialization of it (anything but what it actually is).

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