January 3, 2014

Let’s just finally come out and say it, shall we? All penetration is rape

When a penis enters a vagina, I mean. Not when you get a splinter, or when a thermometer enters your ear. Though those too, are debatable instances of rape — if you happen to be a woman, and the broken bit of wood or the thermometer happen to be shaped like angry dicks.

But for the time being, let’s just stay focused:

First, well intercourse is NEVER sex for women. Only men experience rape as sexual and define it as such. Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman (or anything else replacing and symbolising the female orifice) whether she thinks she wants it or not – which is the definition of rape: that he will to do it anyway and that he uses her and treats her as a receptacle, in all circumstances – it makes no difference to him experiencing it as sexual. That is, at the very least, men use women as useful objects and instruments for penetration, and women are dehumanised by this act. It is an act of violence.

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If we look at the act in more detail (skip this parag if you can’t take it), PIV is a man mounting on a woman to thrust a large member of himself into her most intimate parts, often forcing her to be entirely naked, banging himself against her with the whole weight of his body and hips, shaking her like he would stuff a corpse, then using her insides as a receptacle for his penile dejection. How is this a normal civilised, respectful way to treat anyone? Sorry for the explicit picture, but this is what it is and it’s absolutely revolting and violating.

The term “fuck you” is not an insult for nothing, men know why – it’s the worst thing you can do to a human being. It is in itself an extremely physically invasive act, very often painful, generally at the beginning before the pain may be cut off by the genital arousal; causes all sorts of tears, bruises, swelling, discomfort, STDs, vaginal infections, urinary infections, genital warts, HIV and death. Not to forget the additional sado-gynecological interventions/ costs of PIV-maintenance, and all the secondary physical mutiliation [sic] and financial costs that go with our duty to make ourselves look decorative for male sexual consumption – such as hair removal, make-up, starvation or forced feeding, torturous limb deforming or cutting up, etc.

The fact intercourse causes so many infections and tears and warts attests to the unnaturalness of intercourse, that it’s not meant to be. The vagina’s primary function isn’t to be penetrated by a penis but to eject a baby for birth. They are two muscle tissues / sphincters pressed against each other to help the baby be pushed out. Penetration of the penis into the vagina is completely unnecessary for conception.

Lookit: there are all sort of snide things I could offer in response to something as profoundly moronic and evolutionarily untenable as this — from the suggestion that the author evidently was too busy drawing orchids during biology to pay attention to some of its more important classroom lessons to the observation that somewhere there’s an attic missing its madwoman, or a room missing its yellow wallpaper.

Too, I could make the more academic argument that the “argument”, such as it is, is itself tendentious inasmuch as it requires one to accept the premise that penetration is an act of violence in order to “prove” that violence is the result of acts of penetration — that is, that the frame is the picture and the picture is the frame.

Instead, I’d rather just quote my wife, who — though married to a sexual predator and rapist like me (and so already a sufferer of false consciousness, if not an all out co-conspirator in the systemic subjugation and dehu-person-izing of womyn), and though she carries a degree in Women’s Studies herself — was much more to the point, with respect to the author of the piece, when she reacted thus: “Sounds like someone who hasn’t been properly fucked.”

Which, it’s hard to argue with that.

(h/t Amy Otto via Twitter)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:12am
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Comments (57)

  1. I am absolutely okay with people who would say that about sex, never reproducing. Padlock ‘em shut, ladies — we won’t complain.

  2. Why are most female sex toys shaped like a penis?

    Are women raping themselves when they insert such devices into their vagina?

    Why would women rape themselves? Is it a form of self-hate? or perhaps they have been brainwashed by the patriarchy?

  3. i chase you with my whip!

  4. I whip my beard back and forth.

  5. Andrea Dworkin made the claim that all sex, penetration or not, was rape decades ago.

  6. Of course all PIV is rape.

    And the Super Bowl is the number one day of the year for domestic violence, which is always masculine violence (a redundancy) against womyn.

    Speaking of injustice, watch out for racial micro-aggression.

  7. Someone really ought to do an expose about casual racism towards whites by blacks.

  8. leigh says January 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Andrea Dworkin made the claim that all sex, penetration or not, was rape decades ago.

    She called her battery of medications for her arthritic knees “drug-rape” in her final column. Methinks someone was a little hung up.

  9. CDB. DBSABZB.

  10. I normally look forward to Jeff eviscerating stupid shit like this, but the reality is that my IQ dropped from simply reading it. At first, I had thought it was an Onion-style parody. However, upon perusing the comments it became clear that not only was the author serious, her comment section was populated by idiots such as herself.

    On the plus side, this type of idiocy tends to fix itself it about, say, 40 years or so. Consider it an evolutionary cul de sac.

  11. The comments are a gas:

    I’m done with the notion that piv should be used for reproduction alone, if practiced at all on a female. There’s just no need for it. Our bodies weren’t made for that.

    Right, that’s just how this and thousands of other species have continued to exist for millions of years. The only method of reproduction for the vast majority of the existence of life was never meant to happen. Genius.

    I think it was Betty White who said that tough people shouldn’t be said to have balls because balls are fragile and weak. We should say they have vaginas because those things can take a pounding.

  12. That link should have a warning posted – my laptop burst into flames about halfway through that article…

  13. May I say that the author and the agreeing participants in the comments there are NOT women by just about any definition.

    “Men have been selectively breeding women”?????

    These pseudo-females should be kept away from children.

  14. amazing what people will say or write just to get attention (or keep in good academic standing).

  15. These pseudo-females should be kept away from children.

    Given their attitude towards sex, I find it likely that they will think of kids as “an infection on Gaia”, and unless they manage to figure out how to become pregnant without anything being inserted into their vagina (if a penis is rape, can insertion of a medical instrument be less? “Consent doesn’t exist”, being something forced on wymmyn by heteronormative oppression, after all), the gene pool is self-bleaching.

  16. I lurve it when I *burble* myself.

  17. *comma*

  18. both “penetration” and “penis” come from the latin penne, which is a kind of pasta often enjoyed with pesto

    which is to say ok fine whatever you can just blow me if you want and then after I got some leftover pasta in the fridge we can have

    wtf is a witchwind anyway

    aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnd

    it’s time for thai food

  19. Does the author give her mother crap for being a breeder? Her dad a rapist?

    Does she think they found her in the cabbage patch one moonlit night?

  20. Does the author give her mother crap for being a breeder?

    No, she is much like Rincewind, in that she never knew her mother, since her mother ran away before she was born.

    Can you blame her? (The mother, I mean, not the hateful scrunt who has never grown up.)

  21. Drum, I knew there was a good reason I don’t read fantasy/magick books.

  22. Her dad a rapist?

    If I had to guess, I’d say her Daddy issues run deep.

  23. Discworld is great.

  24. mondamay, I’ve tried to read them and I can’t. They are books for dudes.

  25. Sounds like someone was sexually abused as a child.

    Or raped by academia. Same effect.

    She’s right that women suffer more injury, infection, pain, discomfort, than men with PIV. That’s Mother Nature’s fault. Take it up with her.

  26. Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman . . . whether she thinks she wants it or not.

    Did she just admit women don’t know what they want?

    VICTORY!

  27. “Men have been selectively breeding women”

    Yeah you can tell by all the male lonely hearts drifting who’d rather hear nothing at all than another “no”.

  28. “Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman ”

    But to be fair we generally try to keep it to under ten minutes and once a week. We respect your time if nothing else. Some of us even brush our teeth and shower before and refrain from eating a whole bag of cornnuts during the act.

  29. You better buy us trinkets once in a while, too.

  30. Probably a safe bet that she was sexually abused as a child. By the time I got to the end I was just sad – this is not a person who has the capacity to enjoy one of life’s most basic pleasures.

    Can’t imagine how she can square her views with the Sandra Fluke/Planned Parenthood wing of Feminism that demands access to “reproductive health benefits” that support an active, consequence-free sex life. Is Obamacare perpetrating the greatest state-sponsored mass-rape of its own citizens, or what?

  31. “She’s right that women suffer more injury, infection, pain, discomfort, than men with PIV. ”

    Yeah but that has been fixed by Cosmo sex advice columns that encourage women to experiment with all sorts of abusive male genital area contact. Now men get bruises, scratches, infections, and burns too.

  32. Penises are like guns and should be restricted to only certain people. And or openly sold on websites.

  33. “I knew there was a good reason I don’t read fantasy/magick books.”

    For the most part, neither does Rincewind. He just likes the frequent meals and the right to wear a snazzy hat.

  34. Can’t imagine how she can square her views with the Sandra Fluke/Planned Parenthood wing of Feminism that demands access to “reproductive health benefits” that support an active, consequence-free sex life. Is Obamacare perpetrating the greatest state-sponsored mass-rape of its own citizens, or what?

    That’s a good question Libby. Maybe you should wander back over there and ask.

  35. Ultimately only Whoopi Goldberg can discern between what is and is not rape. Just as only Jim Moran knows who is authentically Black ( and now Latino).

  36. The fact intercourse causes so many infections and tears and warts attests to the unnaturalness of intercourse, that it’s not meant to be. They are two muscle tissues / sphincters pressed against each other to help the baby be pushed out. Penetration of the penis into the vagina is completely unnecessary for conception.

    Another member of community based reality seems to have skipped anatomy and physiology classes, yet they are the party of science.

  37. Penetration of the penis into the vagina is completely unnecessary for conception.

    This is the same crowd that, when I was an undergrad, was claiming that millions of babies are born each year from parthenogenesis.

  38. Indeed, either that or the Neanderthals were given turkey baster technology from ancient astronauts.

  39. You mean they weren’t? Anthropology class lied again.

  40. Yep, Leigh, the technology wasn’t handed off till the middle ages – it is well documented on the Bayeux Tapestry.

  41. well, there is one alleged case of parthenogenesis just over two millennia ago…

  42. I have seen a large exhibit of medieval tapestries at the Norton Simon museum, but I don’t recall any with turkeybaster technology.

    Perhaps I wasn’t looking closely enough.

  43. Leigh,

    A common error is the misinterpretation of that which is called “Halley’s Comet”. Obviously it couldn’t have been Halley’s Comet as Halley hadn’t even been born yet to discover his comet.

    If you look closely at the “comet”, you can clearly see multiple spermatazoa being concentrated through a funnel like device into the corona radiata of an ovum.

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  45. Mein Gott! A rape-y comet!

  46. Gott ? Nein, auslanders von Weltraum !

  47. Ja wohl. Auslanders.

  48. well, there is one alleged case of parthenogenesis just over two millennia ago…

    Try offering them that example in support of their claims re partho.

    Hilarity will ensue.

  49. OT: Bill Nye (The Science Guy) is going to debate Ken Ham about Creationism.

    Talk about hilarity ensuing.

  50. I imagine that she’s never owned an un-neutered female cat that went into heat. Or been around livestock.

  51. That’s it. I am done forever with feminism.

    Again.

  52. I’d say that by extension, the Morgan’s Sphinx Moth is raping both the donor and receptor Darwin’s Orchids. With its tongue.

    Won’t anyone think of the poor epiphytes?

  53. I used extension with out any intended humorous meaning, I am sorry to say.

  54. Pee Wee Herman warns us about crack.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHFnc_eV4Lg

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  56. Hasn’t this precious rape-detective missed a beat? That is, if she considered for just a moment that all human beings trace back to a single common-ancestor pair, she could, by the same sort of resounding logic through which she finds that all penetrative heterosexual acts are rapes, they are in point of fact incestuous sexual acts equally as much as rapes. What the heck, in for a dime, in for a dollar: she gets two taboos fer the price of one, and a plus, lays a slap on daddy’s kisser all at the same time.

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