I’m appreciative that young men [like the ones who created the “anti-rape” nail polish] want to curb sexual assault, but anything that puts the onus on women to “discreetly” keep from being raped misses the point. We should be trying to stop rape, not just individually avoid it.
If it were truly that simple, previous iterations of this same concept would have worked. Remember “anti-rape underwear”? Or the truly terrifying “Rapex” – a female condom that would insert tiny hooks into an assailant’s penis? You can’t really expect women to wear modern chastity belts or a real-life vagina dentata in order to be safe. That’s not trying to stop rape - it’s essentially arguing that some people getting raped is inevitable.
Even if a woman were to wear special nail polish or anti-rape underwear, or if she listens to common – but misplaced – advice about not getting drunk and always walking home in a group, all she’s supposedly ensuring is that she won’t be attacked. (And even then it’s not real security, because women who do all the “right” things get raped too) What about the girl at the same party who decided to have a few drinks that night? “So long as it isn’t me” isn’t an effective strategy to end rape.
I generally have a no work related posts policy for the most part but I just want to say that I hate Pre-travel checkups because they make me SO JEALOUS!!!! Can I quit my job and just travel?
When I moved to the Bronx I worried that I’ll might soften to the Yankees (Go Mets) because my train goes right by the stadium and I get little views of games. But no. I hate the Yankees more than ever because the damn fans clog up my damn subway on game days. Get off my train, I want a seat!
Correlation vs causation
Somethings you can’t post to Facebook for fear of offending those close to you on his/her special day
Sobelman’s Pub & Grill, a bar in Milwaukee, now serves a Bloody Mary with a full fried chicken as a garnish.