Friday, 28 August 2009

Linda and Liz Play Academics

Here is a blog entry from Roncesvalles about what happens when women are let loose on scientific work. Alright, we all agree, women are less intelligent than men and, more important, shallow, vain and hardly able to judge an issue objectively. Their world revolves around them and their petty personal problems, unimportant opinions, spite- and jealousy-fuelled feuds and tertiary issues. But isn't at least rape an important, worthwhile feminist issue? A major cross-societal issue? A mirror of the relationship between the sexes? Shouldn't they AT LEAST be able to do something about THAT?

But they aren't.

What makes women, what makes FEMINIST women, inviting and sheltering rapists, while pissing and moaning about the lack of attention given to this phenomenon? Alright, that is a rhetorical question, but I am asking it nevertheless.

And while the Lindas and Lizzes of this world are busy being academics, other women are raped.

Edited to add:
It's only now I notice that one of the authors of the unspeakable study I am thematizing at Roncesvalles shares her first name with the rape victim. How very sad, how very ironic.