Saturday, February 10, 2007

Rape is comical???!

An article being labeled as ‘satire’ about the horrific criminal act of rape is under attack at Central Connecticut State University. Apparently, a ‘gifted satirist’ placed the article in the school newspaper, The Recorder. Here’s a taste of what he wrote:

The article, written by opinion editor John Petroski, details several "benefits" that rape has made to civilization over the years. The article describes rape as a "magical experience" that has been a blessing to "ugly women."

"If it weren't for rape, how would they ever know the joy of intercourse with a man who isn't drunk?" the article asks.
Yeah, that’s hilarious...

How on earth does something like this get into a college newspaper? I suppose “freedom of speech” allows for just about anything to be put into print these days.

Of course, some consider rape an evolutionary development. One article clearly describes rape as “natural” and “biological“, though not necessarily “desirable” so “the fact that rape is an ancient part of human nature in no way excuses the rapist.” Interesting.

I remember a recent comment offered by a graduate student posting at Uncommon Descent. He wrote:

... but it is actually becoming commonplace nowadays in cocktail party settings among bien-pensant liberals to hear casual references to the Darwin Awards, to the supposed male propensity to promiscuity, etc., as though Darwinism justified all sorts of evil and moral corruption. It is a growing and very pernicious way of thinking that I find so alarming.
I have no doubt whatsoever that what this student states is fact. I remember my college days and could relay true stories that were horrible, and my husband can remember things much worse than what I ran across. He lived in the dorms for a few years and also hung out with the frat boys. He can tell stories that would make your toes curl. Some of the stuff going on at college campuses is horrific, but who is to say what is right and what is wrong? Our culture no longer plays by the rules of absolutes so what is wrong to one person may be totally cool for the next.