Yeah, this one kinda sticks with you. In this time of constant onslaught from folks given audiences to whom to proclaim directly that women are not universally valued in the US, these words reverberate and rankle.
This phrase keeps echoing over here. It’s not “just one wrong word.” It’s a clear projection of the entire enterprise that reiterates to us that women should not control their bodies. We are warned that women should think twice, thrice and then forget about reporting rape because apparently rape is not rape–oh, some might be legitimate, sure sure. But it’s best just to accept the inevitable and “relax and enjoy it.”
These things flare up and fizzle out, but they keep coming up again and again and sometimes worse. wtf? What happened to progress?
* apologies to MC Hammer.