A Bit More on Rape and Chastity
On Happolati’s Miscellany, I linked to Karen Armstrong’s absurdly feeble attempt to understand why ‘Islamophobia’ is so common in the Western world. And since she mentioned Scandinavia in particular, I directed reader’s to Skarphedin’s depressing account of immigrants in Sweden. In the course of it, he provides this quote from a Swedish newspaper:
“It is not as wrong raping a Swedish girl as raping an Arab girl,” says Hamid. “The Swedish girl gets a lot of help afterwards, and she had probably ****** before, anyway. But the Arab girl will get problems with her family. For her, being raped is a source of shame. It is important that she retains her virginity until she marries.” It was no coincidence that it was a Swedish girl that was gang raped in Rissne—this becomes obvious from the discussion with Ali, Hamid, Abdallah and Richard. All four have disparaging views on Swedish girls, and think this attitude is common among young men with immigrant background. “It is far too easy to get a Swedish whore—girl, I mean;” says Hamid, and laughs over his own choice of words.
This is repulsive, of course, but on this blog we try not to avoid hard truths. There are a couple worth noting here. First, Western men don’t much respect Western women either. For example:
My son—the one who is a blond muscular Viking type at Stanford—was home for a visit on Saturday and saw that headline in the Journal. He snarled with outrage and exploded: “Has the sexual revolution been good for women? Hell no! It has turned most of them into unmarriageable sluts. Those women are doomed. They are like used toilet paper. Who wants to touch it?”
And if you think that sounds negative, visit the blogs of the men who are actually using women that way (some of them are on my blogroll).
Second, it’s interesting to note that, whether or not provocative behaviour puts a women in danger (presumably it does), it seems it may well put other women—namely her co-ethnics—in danger. (Though it’s also possible that Hamid and company would just come up with some other excuse if Swedish girls were more chaste.)
Note: crying “don’t blame the victim” is just another example of feminists thinking that women should never be held responsible for their sexual behaviour. There is such a thing as stupid behaviour that is likely to get you into trouble.