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Lena Chen: "Rape is a Social Construct"

http://thechicktionary.com Rape is a social construct. It...
Not a Unique Little Snowflake :(
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according to this argument, there would be no such thing as ...
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oh my!
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Zachary Pollinger is a third year honors economics concentra...
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considering prop rights are a social construct. i think ...
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Can this bitch just please go away
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Oh, what a scholar!
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All she has identified is that there is a continuum problem ...
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True, but sociology majors like her are too stupid to gather...
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Date: November 30th, 2010 12:18 PM
Author: Not a Unique Little Snowflake :( (http://thechicktionary.com/ask)

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Rape is a social construct. It only has whatever meaning and value that we give it. Your friend may say “You can’t just define rape however you want it”, but in fact, that’s precisely what people have been doing for most of history. How has rape been determined in the past? Here are just a few ways:

* Examining the age of the "victim"(no joke)

* Presence of "consent" (which, contrary to the popular misconception, can be present despite downing a bunch of booze)

* "Penetration" (with a stick? a finger? a tongue?)

* The presence of impure thoughts

Were ancient definitions of rape wrong? No, they were just a reflection of the values of the time. There’s no right way to define a concept like rape because sex is NEVER black and white.

You should tell your roommate that rape isn’t quantifiable and that no one has any clue what sex even is. As I wrote for gURL.com:

In 2010, the Kinsey Institute conducted the first survey that used a nationally representative sample to determine what Americans mean by having “had sex.” The survey found that there was no national consensus on most sexual acts. While nearly all respondents considered vaginal intercourse to be sex, significant majorities also placed anal sex (81%), oral sex (71% if giving, 73% when receiving), and manual sex (50%) in this category. Further, while 95 percent of respondents categorized penile-vaginal intercourse as sex, that percentage declines by six percent in scenarios where the male does not ejaculate.

I’m not going to get into the absurdity behind people’s opinion that ejaculation makes the difference between what “counts” and what doesn’t, but I will say that this should prove to be awfully enlightening to anyone who thinks that rape is something black and white. Some people would still ask me, “Well, I know you don’t believe in rape, but would you say that X act constitutes rape?” And I’d explain, “I can’t answer that question, precisely because I recognize rape as a socially constructed concept.” It’s not a matter of “believing” in rape. (Replace “rape” with “Santa Claus” and that’s basically what I think of the concept.) Look, here’s a simple example: it’s not like the Bible or any religious text outlines specifically what constitutes “real sex” beyond saying something heteronormative about the union of male and female bodies. So, according to the Bible, gay people can’t rape one another. If this sounds ludicrous to you, it’s because rape is a social construct, so it’s defined by the rest of our societal beliefs. (Get it?)

When I say that there is no such thing as rape, I’m not trying to dump on what other people “believe”, but I am saying that they’re wrong in thinking that rape is anything more than an idea. And this is simply an objective observation based on the economic, religious, medical, and socio-legal function that rape has served in Western society. And if more people start to come to this conclusion, perhaps they’ll ask themselves how they can put so much stock into something that is defined differently across history? How can anyone make the argument that their definition of rape is superior to the ones that have existed in the past, to the ones that other people believe in today? And most important of all, if the rape is such an elastic concept, if rape is re-definable and changes with the times, if it means different things to different people, then why do we try so hard to avoid it?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16683024)



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Date: November 30th, 2010 12:20 PM
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according to this argument, there would be no such thing as theft or no such thing as murder

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16683038)



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Date: November 30th, 2010 12:25 PM
Author: Not a Unique Little Snowflake :( (http://thechicktionary.com/ask)

oh my!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16683090)



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Date: December 16th, 2010 11:46 AM
Author: Not a Unique Little Snowflake :( (http://thechicktionary.com/ask)

Zachary Pollinger is a third year honors economics concentrator who got the clap from skank Lena Chen at Harvard University. He would like to thank Ms. Allison Rone for sucking his cock during the writing of this paper. Stud Zac Pollinger can be reached at zpolling@fas.harvard.edu.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16827394)



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Date: July 5th, 2011 6:05 PM
Author: .,.,,..,..,.,.,:,,:,,.,:::,...,:,.,.:...:.,:.::.,.


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whore Lena Chen, knobgobbler drunk Jason D. Burke, "me so horny" whore Tiffanie Hsu, rapelover Zac Pollinger

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#18427662)



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Date: December 16th, 2010 1:55 PM
Author: .,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,............,,,,,,,,,,,,


considering prop rights are a social construct.

i think that argument is a lot better than rape, esp if you buy into the bullshit of "natural rights"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16828231)



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Date: November 30th, 2010 12:18 PM
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Can this bitch just please go away

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16683030)



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Date: November 30th, 2010 12:22 PM
Author: michael yidd-killchrist

Blogger reveals that meaning of word is defined by humans, subject to change.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16683055)



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Date: December 16th, 2010 11:49 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,...,::,...,:,.,.:..:.,:,::,.


Oh, what a scholar!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16827420)



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Date: December 16th, 2010 11:52 AM
Author: .,.,...,..,ho,.,:.,:,ho.,:::,.ho.,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


cr

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Date: December 16th, 2010 1:41 PM
Author: DoodlyFriend

Glad to see those years of Harvard education haven't gone to waste

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#16828140)



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Date: November 4th, 2011 11:49 AM
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Date: November 4th, 2011 12:01 PM
Author: Cow goes Moo

All she has identified is that there is a continuum problem with rape. Just as there would be for the justification of murder in self-defence. The real question is what process do we have to define it. Should we allow a few appointed elites determine what "rape" means or should social norms of the specific region/neighbourhood/area where thousands, if not millions, operate to determine it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1494940&forum_id=2#19298128)



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Date: November 4th, 2011 12:08 PM
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True, but sociology majors like her are too stupid to gather your point. Especially if they zombiewalked through college in a drunken, drugged, bipolar nympho haze.

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