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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:52 AM

That feminist poster and mixed messages [View all]

This is what I'm hearing:

1. It's offensive to imply that college men need to be educated about what constitutes rape; the vast majority of men would NEVER do that, we all know better than to rape someone under the influence, or coerce them into sex.

2. Education should come entirely in the form of self-defense for potential victims.

3. I would teach my daughter to avoid dangerous situations. For example, I would teach her not to get out-of-control drunk at a bar or frat party because it's reasonable to assume in our culture that a man there might rape her in that situation. Teach her to guard her drink at a bar because it's rational to assume the guy she's with - even if she trusts him - might drug it.

4. Don't teach her that all men are potential rapists. That's bigoted.

5. Teach her to be on her guard in situations where she's alone with men- even those she trusts - because she should treat them all as potential rapists.

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Who and what are we to teach?

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