One hundred years ago on February 12, 1914, Abraham Lincoln’s 105th birthday, the cornerstone was laid on the Lincoln Memorial. A little more than eight years later it was completed and dedicated on May 30, 1922 with President Lincoln’s son, 79 year old Robert Todd Lincoln, attending the ceremony.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
You can’t control other people’s behaviour, you can only change your own. There will always be a minority of rapists. There is absolutely nothing offensive about the idea that you should take simple steps to protect yourself, and to suggest otherwise only harms women. It’s a great feminist fantasy that it is average men who rape. It is really a small number of vicious, immoral men who rape. Telling these people to not commit crime will not prevent them from committing crime. It’s ridiculous to act like there’s a set number of rapes in the world and by taking basic precautions you’re forcing someone else to use up your share.