there’s a word for this

Downplaying the threat of rape? Check. Questioning the ability of grown, sentient women to perceive that threat? Check. A man in a position of power presuming to know what’s best for women he knows nothing about? Check. Limiting women’s choices by law in potentially life-threatening situations? Check. Six months ago, this was known as the frightful patriarchy. Now, it’s just another member of the Party of Women doing his part

“…It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be…”



  1. mojo
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm |

    “Shut up, slave!”

  2. Hopefulone
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 2:49 am |

    Hey, chicks, if you *do* get raped then call our police so that they can cover it up if it is a politically-connected perpetrator. …or an oppressed minority in need of “social justice.”

  3. tctsunami
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:19 am |

    From the linked article

    Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone


    Two things come to mind.
    Anorexic girls.
    Nancy Pelosi’s diaper.

  4. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:23 am |

    Interesting that the use of deadly force to prevent violent rape is legal (well, it is here in NC) … just not on campus where the likely victims are.
    Women are denied their “choice” of an effective means to defend themselves.
    They are directed to call on the help of others … just not other armed civilians.

    Problem is, one can’t concealed carry until age 21 (or while/after drinking), so younger women are still dependent on protection by others. It would seem prudent that this include the presence of others who are armed and that rapists not know who those people might be.

    One might also raise the need to educate young men to understand that it’s their duty to protect women.

    All of this is heresy to Progs, of course.

  5. tctsunami
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:23 am |

    Q. How does Nancy Pelosi fend off a rapist?
    A. Depends.

  6. bocopro
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 7:09 am |

    When Milady heard that on FoxNews this a.m., she used a term I haven’t heard in years’n'years — ibon tae, which means “bird shit.”

    She then asked a very pertinent question: How long does it take the police to respond to a 9-11 call?

    Well, I wasn’t sure, so I looked it up. In some cities the response time averages well over 10 minutes, and some places have established priorities for which category of call gets answered first, with some not even being answered at all because they don’t fit the “emergency” criteria.

    Hey, a lotta shit can go down in 10 minutes, and it certainly doesn’t take that long to get permanently dead.

    As for call boxes, many cities either don’t have them or don’t maintain them adequately because of the prevalance of personal cellfones.

    Yeah, guns are bad, ’cause a 120 lb woman being attacked by a 190 lb mugger might accidentally shoot somebody else instead of the asshole in her face. All she really needs to do is blow that whistle and somebody will certainly be there to help her within . . . oh . . , 5 or 10 minutes. And she can always ward him off with her car keys or her ballpoint pen. What the hell would she need a gun for when being attacked by a gang of hoods if she has a whistle, a pen, and the key to her Subaru?

  7. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 7:41 am |

    ibon tae — Well said.

  8. Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:03 am |

    All you guys come to the aid of these damsels in distress armed with birth control pills.

  9. Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:07 am |

    Like I said elsewhere… it’s all about the “feels”. Libs go by feelings – so he believes if someone “feels” they are going to be raped, they will just shoot.

    As opposed to someone who is more “reality-based” who will assess the situation in light of self-defense training and knowledge of when lethal force is appropriate.

    Pray tell, what is the language of origin for “ibon tae”??

  10. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:17 am |

    Statist Asshole said
    “….Yelling, hitting or biting or shooting him in the eyeball may give you a chance to escape, do it!
    Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm
    to the thug.
    Remember, every emergency situation is different. Only you can decide which action is most appropriate.”
    Speaking of yelling or whistling for help, in 1964 Kitty Genovese of Queens was raped and murdered outside her home over a period of about thirty minutes, while at least 12 witnesses who heard her cries for help did nothing to save her. Kitty Genovese is still unavailable for comment. Her killer, who committed multiple rapes, burglaries and murders, is still alive in prison.

  11. bocopro
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:25 am |

    Ibon is the Tagalog (Pilipino) word for “bird,” and tae is the Tagalog word for the stuff that comes out of the bottom end of the alimentary canal.

    I first heard it amongst guys I worked with in Cubi Point/Subic Bay back in the early 60s. In fact, I think y’ung mga kano (American sailors and jarheads) used it more than did the L.I.P.s (Pinoys & B-girls).

    My wife apparently had heard it from somewhere, tho, ’cause that was her response to Salazar. (She’s mestiza Pinay, BTW.)

  12. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 9:48 am |

    Soooo gals, just train up to be an Olympic`s class high hurdler, like that cosmic gal, Jennifer whatshertits, and you too, can safely get from one *Safe Zone* to a nother *Safe Zone*! (…extra points[ pun..] for running is spike heels…)

  13. JoeBandMember™
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:09 am |

    The delusion of the progressives never ceases to scare the crap out of me.

  14. accipiter NW
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:23 am |

    I went back to see how a home I had framed up was getting its last finishing touches and to talk with the builder’s superintendent. This was in town and oddly shaped because two busy roads on either side merged to give it a wedge shape. The super was a little struck by some of the perspective buyers already coming by.
    Two different times they were women that liked the busy streets and the windows. One went so far as to say she felt comfortable that people could see inside because if someone had gotten inside and was choking her, she was pretty sure somebody would see her and come to her rescue.
    I wasn’t there at the time or I’d have encourage these ladies to get a handgun and some training. Maybe a dog too, but these were some very busy streets.

  15. geezerette
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 10:41 am |

    C’mon he apologized. What more do you want?

  16. Posted February 19, 2013 at 11:15 am |


    Head on a pike??

  17. geezerette
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 11:20 am |

    Sounds pretty good Leelu!!

  18. Sigivald
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm |

    Also, there’s a horribly misogynistic subtext:

    That women are incapable of restraining from violent response until such time as they’re sure there’s a real threat, and thus are a danger to others if armed.

    In other words “You must be disarmed because you womenfolk will just shoot people who’re innocent because you’re paranoid and jumpy and all eeeeemotional”.

    (Me, I think adult women, like adult men, are … adults. And should be treated as such until they individually demonstrate otherwise.)

  19. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm |

    MrD (8)
    Here’s ten more.

  20. PeggyU
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm |

    They mentioned breaking wind as a deterrent. I’m not sure how you can do that on command. And, since I can’t summon up a gale force wind, I think I’d rather take my chances with the gun.

  21. Buzz
    Posted February 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm |

    Well, PeggyU, I once had a stepdaughter that could fart on command….and it wasn’t her backside expelling the air.
    She would torment her little brother with it.