When I was in college, the feminists on campus used to litter the bulletin boards in the girls dorms and mailboxes with posters and billets insisting that "Date Rape is a Crime!" Yeah, so? How is this useful information for me? I wasnt really planning on date raping anybody. While they were at it they might as well informed me that stealing and money laundering were a crime. Great. Thanks for the info.
What I never saw was a poster or an article warning women of the dangers of date rape. I never saw a hint of a suggestion that it might not be a good idea to get liquored up and head over to Fraternity Row in less than modest attire. Of course, to suggest such a thing would make those suggesting it hypocrites (the high crime of conscience in todays liberal world) and worse--it would "blame the victim." I also never saw any hint of a suggestion that it might not be a good idea for guys to surround themselves with drunken sluts if they wanted to avoid false (or true) accusations. It was just "Date Rape is a Crime!" Deal with it.
Ann Coulter hits it out of the park with her new article about whats missing from the discussion over the "rape" scandal at Duke. It is precisely this: why are we surprised? The only thing shocking about this is that it is still shocking! The sad thing about it is that in our fear of being called "hypocrites" we dont reinforce the young people of today with the same common sense that God gives to 5 year-olds. Yes, date rape is a crime. But why do you hang out in that crime infested neighborhood?