Due to new rules pushed by the Department of Justice, the University of Montana, situated in the island of political correctness known as Missoula in an otherwise pleasant and sane state, has devised a mandatory test that ensures that students have been properly instructed in the feminist narrative on rape. This is to be accomplished through forcing the students to watch videos that cover the material in the quiz.
I decided to take a look at these videos. It turns out that they are narrated by robots (quite appropriately), who go on to inform us that college campuses are enveloped by a “rape prone culture.” The so-called mythical stereotypes that characterize this alleged culture are called a “kind of violence” that must be fought with propaganda. One of the “myths” cited is the idea that women might lie about rape. Another “myth,” apparently, is that rape is violent. Actually, according to our robot narrator, pressuring and guilt-tripping are just as “forceful” as beating someone into submission.
Additionally, rape can happen at any time during the sex act. When a man is having consensual sex and is on the cusp of orgasm, and the woman says “stop,” he becomes a rapist if he doesn’t pull out immediately. Perhaps most insidious is the idea that men can be held responsible for rape while intoxicated, but women cannot consent while intoxicated. A clear double standard that apparently does not trouble the radical feminists who made the video.
More gems include the idea that silence indicates nonconsent, which I suppose means that if you have sex with a foreigner, and neither of you can understand the other verbally, you have automatically committed rape.
The most ambiguous video concerns the law. Here, the feminists engage in some obfuscation. Nothing in the law says that consent must be verbal or even necessarily positive, but the video claims exactly that. Again, the feminists are conflating consent and assent.
Finally, one video encourages interfering with others, up to the point of deciding for them whether or not they can give or receive consent. This isn’t always a bad idea (sometimes one should warn a friend about sleeping with the wrong woman), but it can have very bad consequences. As police know, getting between lovers can be pretty dangerous, so it’s irresponsible to recommend students behave in this manner.
It’s a shame that gender feminist politics are given a voice in our public universities, forced on them by the federal government. While we don’t want an orgy of rape on college campuses, the idea that campuses are a “rape prone culture” is absurd, and an insult to students, who are generally better-behaved than the population at large.