New Alpha Unit. Good stuff. I agree with her though, we men are basically dogs, it’s true. But that’s the way we are supposed to be. It’s natural, normal.
By my own reasonable definition of the word, I’ve never raped a woman. Yet I’ve been accused of rape by a woman, actually a girl, Hell, a 14 year old girl at that! It didn’t happen. I had sex with her all right, but I sure didn’t rape her. She was drunk, but so was I. So what?
By the daffynitions of Lady Raine and Denise Romano, I’ve been raping women all my life. I don’t agree with that daffynition, but hey, if that’s the newfangled Feminazi daffynition of rape, so be it. In that case, I’m a rapist. And much worse than that. As far as their redaffyning seduction as rape goes, in that case, speaking of seduction-rape only, I also say that rape is fun! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, feminists.
I’ll have more to say about this in a bit.
Clint Eastwood, whose name I brought up the other day in one of the comments threads, has always been one of my favorite actors – at least in his Westerns. He played a number of roles in which he is this stranger who rides into town and sets things straight. He’s tall, lean, rugged, laconic – his entire demeanor says, “I don’t know you. And I don’t need to know you.”
His name? What do you care?
In 1973 he appeared in a film called High Plains Drifter. Critics praised it; audiences enjoy it to this day. But as you might expect, some people have a problem with a particular scene that occurs at the beginning of the movie. The Stranger drags a woman into the stables and rapes her.
What’s even more appalling is that after a while, she seems to enjoy it.
What is this scene doing in this film? Were the writers misogynists? Was Clint Eastwood a misogynist?
Some people who comment on this scene call it “disturbing.” I think people find it disturbing not because of what it suggests about men but what it suggests about women.
In another scene, he grabs the hotelkeeper’s wife to force her into bed with him – in the presence of the hotelkeeper! She fights and resists and calls out to her husband to stop what’s happening. But later she is seen lazing about in the bed in which she has been raped, quite contented.
There is no doubt about it. The Stranger is a rapist.
The first woman he raped is the stereotypical Bad Woman – the town tramp. In fact, it’s clear from the beginning of the scene that she sets her sights on The Stranger and deliberately makes a play for his attention. She runs into him on purpose and proceeds to insult him. He tries, in fact, to walk away from her, more than once. But she won’t let him.
The second woman is the Good Woman. The only person who tried to intervene in a lynching – a pivotal incident that is shown in flashbacks.
Both women get raped. Both apparently derive enjoyment from it. And the rapist is presented as The Good Guy.
Do good guys rape women? Or is that something only done by bad guys?
This is a difficult question, only because there are men out there who consider themselves good guys, in spite of the fact that they have raped. There are ostensibly good guys out there who feel that it’s okay to rape under certain circumstances. Some male college students who have been surveyed in the United States and elsewhere report not only that in some situations a woman is “asking for it,” but if there were no chance of getting caught, they would definitely rape!
Many of these young men are “good” guys. With good upbringings in good homes. But if they could get away with rape, they’d go for it. Are we to believe that there’s something abnormal about them?
As I’ve mentioned previously, armies throughout history have engaged in the systematic rape of female civilians during war. Military commanders have at times encouraged it. Aren’t some of the soldiers who succumb to this pressure “good” guys?
There are many men who report that under no circumstances is it okay to rape. If some wholesome-looking young man were to say to me, “I’d never do something like that,” I’d admire his sincerity. But I’d probably be thinking to myself, “Never say never.”