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<li><a href="http://www.mnot.net/blog/2009/12/16/http_au">HTTP + Politics = ? <cite>mnot??s Weblog</cite> (2009-12-16)</a>. Government Vs. Technological Civilization and Open Web Standards (Cont'd.) <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://www.willwilkinson.net/flybottle/2009/12/10/sentence-of-the-day/">Sentence of the Day. Will Wilkinson, <cite>Will Wilkinson</cite> (2009-12-10)</a>. <q>Since our world is currently under the iron grip of a consortium that includes 4chan and The Onion??s editorial board, the Nobel Peace Prize was just accepted by a man currently escalating a land war in Asia. Courtesy of Thoreau.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://www.wendymcelroy.com/news.php?item.2934.2">Another Way To Send Private Email. webmaster@nospam.com (Brad), <cite>WendyMcElroy.com : News</cite> (2009-12-14)</a>. <q>Using a webmail account as a mail drop.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2009/12/because-every-aspect-of-our-lives-has-been-in-crisis-for-decades-we-now-have-to-move-to-other-ways-to-express-the-non-stop-u.html">(title unknown) <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2009-12-16)</a>. Perpetual State of Emergency and its rhetorical effects. <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2009/12/15/sex-offender-law-nabs-man-shoo">Sex Offender Law Nabs Man Shooting Hoops in His Driveway. Radley Balko, <cite>Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2009-12-15)</a>. <q>According to the news site AnnArbor.com, 23-year-old Matthew Freeman is facing a year in jail for violating Michigan&#39;s laws for convicted sex offenders. He was caught by a police officer playing basketball within 400 feet of a school. He also happened to be in front of his own home. Michigan...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:72372">Complaints Surfacing - News - News - Pittsburgh City Paper. <cite>www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws</cite> (2009-12-16)</a>.  <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://blog.iblamethepatriarchy.com/2009/12/06/i-got-yer-rape-prevention-email-forward-right-here/">I got yer rape prevention email forward right here. <cite>I Blame The Patriarchy</cite> (2009-12-16)</a>. "Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work ... 5. If you are in a lift and a woman gets in, don't assault her." <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>
<li><a href="http://flipfloppingjoy.com/2009/12/09/introducing-rethinking-walking-zine-by-bfp/">INTRODUCING: (re)thinking walking zine by BFP! brownfemipower, <cite>flip flopping joy</cite> (2009-12-09)</a>. <q>The first zine hand made by brownfemipower, the editorista of the blog, Flip Flopping Joy. Featuring continued commentary in the manner of (re)thinking walking, this zine grapples with brownfemipower??s place as a survivor, Latina, Chicana, immigrant, sexual, organizing, moving mami. Cost: Baseline=$1.00 plus $1.00 for shipping U.S. 2$ for shipping...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2009-12-16.)</em></li>

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  1. John

    Rad Geek,

    Your last two posts have linked to blog posts about the horrors of the rape culture in our modern world, in which too much focus is put on women avoiding and preventing rape and not enough on teaching males that it’s not okay to rape women or to do anything else to them against their will.

    To what extent do you think the avoiding-rape-advice givers simply think some males are beyond teaching, conditioning, or dissuading? To rape another person is a pretty horrific act, nearly inhuman, one would think. Maybe they say that since common decency, a sense of humanity, family values, school lessons, and everything else has failed to quell the barbarism in those men, and women have to live their lives in the presence of that small percentage of the population who are that uncivilized, they need to take precautions and defend themselves as much as is practical?

    In other words, I’m not defending that Amy Dickinson lady or any others who (I hear) blamed rape victims, refused to apologize or take it back or explain that they hadn’t actually blamed any rape victims, and then proceeded to continue blaming rape victims. It just seems like lashing out at people who give rape-prevention advice to the potential victims of rape isn’t bad per se. Libertarians give advice all the time to victims of the State about avoiding dealing with the police or other State agents, reducing the proportion of their money the State steals, etc., and no one ever accused us of victim-blaming.

    What do you think? Where, and how, do you draw the line between helping and blaming the victims?

  2. John

    *I meant “It just seems like giving rape-prevention advice to the potential victims of rape isn’t bad per se.”

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