Emory Babb As commendable as it is that you are going to start teaching, please consider staying in the community you join for more than the required two years! Educating a generation takes long-term commitment.
Emory Babb Stating that we live in a "rape culture" is not "unsubstantiated." One in five women in the US have survived a rape during their lifetime. Nearly TWENTY PERCENT. We live in a male dominated society with men at the head of every investigative and law enforcement agency in the country, and you dismiss the fear felt by women about reporting sexual violence? The majority of the time it is someone the victim knows, a friend, a husband, a date, a relative AKA people that the victim cares about, or is close to, or has family and friends who will believe the rapist. Your dismissal is ignorant at best. And before you take me out of context. I'm a man. Who happens to be a feminist. Because I care about the well-being of all people.
Emory Babb I train MMA and have helped teach women's self-defense classes. I use firearms and try encourage safety and training for all the women in my life. But I want to address the problem and not the symptoms. I agree that armed and dangerous women is a serious deterrent to violent situations, but most rapes, most sexual assaults ARE NOT random acts of violence. They are situations of manipulation and persistence and betrayal of trust. See "The Trauma Myth" by Susan Clancy. http://amzn.to/1qGsQCW If we want to actually address the problem of rape and sexual assault and abuse, we need to start talking about it accurately.
Emory Babb Rape is about power dynamics - and most sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone close to the victim. The "you should learn self-defense and be prepared to shoot your step-dad (or boyfriend)" comment falls a little flat. I'm the type of guy who doesn't blame others for his actions. This campaign is aimed at making men self-police their actions and call out their friends and peers who further the rape-culture mentality.
Emory Babb The intrigue brought me here, and I made it through a solid minute of the video, but I ended up just listening to the song and heading (here) to the comments. Video is meh, but I like the song.
Emory Babb Say KILL ALL THE WHITES, all you want. Until you actually try to, you're fine. Is this who we are scared of (i'm talking to all you pro-gun independent libertarian white males down below)? Are we really so scared as to think this guy is an ACTUAL threat?? How weak have we become... the terrorists have won - and they used pressure cookers. I'd laugh if this wasn't so depressing.
Emory Babb Sigh... the same issue as always "Conscientiousness is hard to fit into a rap song" -__________- Really? Rap, and Hip-hop before it (and music before that!) is conscientious at heart. It started as a way to reach out and inform people about issues. Macklemore can't rap about racism, but he can rap about equality and love. I've said it before, and i'll say it again, do your research on Macklemore before you hate on what the blind public picks up and declares "platinum" by sales. Macklemore built himself from the ground up. Drake never actually "started from the bottom" but Macklemore did. Hard to respect an argument as lazy as yours...