I am calling on all Troppodillians to nominate a worse research paper than this. From a very quick squiz the people who wrote the paper are against rape. After an introductory poem the paper begins thus:
Women who are raped or who suffer domestic violence are somehow thought of in the popular imagination as a stereotype. According to this, the women are asking for it, dressed inappropriately, provoking it responsible for it.
No evidence that I could see was cited for this.
The methodology of the paper appears to be this:
- Interview women who have been raped within relationships
- Begin the paper with a poem
- Let yourself go
According to the paper, the overwhelming majority of the women who were interviewed said that the men who raped them wouldn’t recognise what they did as rape. The conclusion?
It appears that there is a disparity between the rights of women as expressed in Australian law and the way women are related to by their husbands, partners and professionals.
So there you go – rape really is on the end of every wolf whistle. I guess, if I wasn’t tapping away on this keyboard, I could be raping someone right now, and unless there’s something wrong with the research methodology it’s overwhelmingly likely that I wouldn’t even recognise what I was doing as a crime.
I didn’t realise it before, but like so many things, it seems obvious when pointed out.