We talk a lot about the idea of “rape culture” these days: what it is, what it isn’t, and why it is (or why it isn’t). Rape culture does not mean, to purloin the wisdom of Antoine Dodson, that they rapin’ errbody out there. Instead, it is a culture - of commentary, arts, music, popular thought - that normalises, excuses, trivialises and in some instances condones sexual violence, and it shuts down those who try to criticise it with cries of “political correctness gone mad”.
So go ahead and call me politically correct, call me a feminazi, call me a stuck up bitch who just needs a good dicking: when you excuse rubbish like this (with arguments like that), you are a part of the problem. It’s 2011 for fuck’s sake. Happy International Women’s Day.