Real Men Do Rape!
Real men do rape! There is nothing about that assertion that is not feminist. Unless, you are saying a woman, or the collective woman speaking her reality is not feminist. The patriarchy defines who real men are, and those real men are usually rapists. Real men in the patriarchal world are men who are not girly men, sissy men, candied ass men. Real men are not men who treat women equally. Real men are not men who treat women with respect. Real men close ranks to protect other men. Real men stay quiet and not report rape. Real men think women have it coming to them. Real men are hypermasculine, homophobic macho men who do in fact RAPE, mostly women.
The very assumption that it was a man who “defaced” the sign is an example of how men remain society’s default. Is it too much of a stretch to believe a woman, even possibly a rape victim, defaced that sign? It proves how women (third wave feminists) continue to think and see men as the default model. It is very possible that a woman “defaced” that sign. We are not going to just wake up one morning and be greeted by change. We must change thinking. And using men as the default model is not changing minds. It reinforces what is already established.
When I saw the “defaced” sign, I immediately thought, yeah I know that’s right. It’s about time we stop cuddling real men (rapists), and make the writing on the wall as plain as possible. It is time to expose them for the rapists they are.
Real Men Do Rape!
The first sign, the one before “defacing” is not feminist. How is needing one man to save a woman (women being the default rape victim, since it is called an anti-feminist sign) from another man, feminist? Sounds a little supermanish or Prince Charming to the rescue, to me. Besides, what do you think he will want as a reward when he saves you from the “real man?” Because he will tell everyone, everyone how he saved a woman. How else are legends, myths, and fables, known?
It is time to really start thinking outside of the box. Time to bring some shame on those real men for raping, for continuing the patriarchy, —an institution so blatantly anti-feminist. For being so weak that they have to play the role of real men, even though no one is making them do anything. They are the ones who have been in charge for over 2000 years after all.
Moreover, what if it was a man, a real man who “defaced” the sign. What it if was in fact a man, expressing that real men do rape. By complaining about his stark assertion, are we saying we rather him not admit that real men do rape? Are we saying that we prefer that he and his rapist brothers not admit their crime?
To quibble over real men or men allowing men, diverts from the reality that collectively MEN DO IN FACT RAPE.