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Rape and No

Greg Easterbrook writes about Rape and Saying “No”:

There has to be a better way than the word “no” to communicate to the man that he has crossed the line, and that better way must be widely agreed upon. Here’s my proposal: If the line is crossed, women should say, “This is rape!”

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  • Jenny 10/31/2003, 1:06 pm

    Actually, the best way to say “no” to a man who won’t take “no” for an answer is to just lay him out flat. Literally. Explaining the obvious just doesn’t seem like it would do as good a job.

    Mind you, I don’t advocate violence as a matter of course. But if a guy refuses to listen when I refuse his advances, there’s nothing that says “not just no, but HELL NO” like a bloodied nose, broken ribs, and a numb crotch. At that point, I feel like if someone’s going down, it’s better him than me.

    But then, I’ve had enough martial arts training to feel that way (and avoid that sort of situation to begin with). Would that more women did. Perhaps then they’d get more angry than afraid and teach these jerks the lessons they failed to learn on the playground.

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