Originally Posted by pax
It's like this: whenever I encounter a man who is obviously afraid that women might use firearms to effectively fight back against rapists and sexual abusers … well, it makes me wonder if he's a sexual predator. A man who so clearly pictures himself being at the dangerous end of a woman's panic on that subject makes me wonder about both his past history and his future plans.
Nothing paranoid about it. When you think about all the comments from politicians and other public figures of late -- my personal favorite was the gentleman who claimed that if a woman gets pregnant, it wasn't "really" rape -- it's obvious that a lot of men have problems with the idea that women have a right to decide what happens to their bodies, and a right to protect their bodies from harm.
"Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."
(Milan Kundera, Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1980)