Since the last time I brought up the topic of men raping animals as proof that male sexual violence is not a result of socialization I’ve come across more info about the phenomenon of animal brothels. There’s another petition that has been more widely circulated regarding the existence of brothels in Denmark where men can pay to rape dogs. On Facebook there were even pictures included of animals that had died from being exposed to constant rape. Another one of those grim dark images I’ll never be able to wash clean from my mind. That I’ll carry in my soul as long as I live.
So like every time I’ve read about child pornography or the rape of infants, so too I am burdened with carrying this knowledge of what men do to the world around them.
Now I had some dissent from my previous post on this subject and let me be clear about one thing; I don’t think every man rapes animals or infants or children. Some may even find it kind of disturbing. But like with “regular” rape we have to look at this phenomenon through the eyes of protection and self preservation.
All men are potential rapists. This is a widely accepted feminist theory. We know that it is impossible to distinguish between the “nice cuddly guys” out there and the sadistic rapists. Because of this women have to be on guard 24/7. Every time I’m out in public I am on guard. Every man is noted because every man is a potential threat to me as a woman. We also know that women are more likely to experience rape from a man that they know. Hey men are lazy, don’t forget that bit of essentialism. So therefore logically we can deduce that women must be suspect of all men. Not all women possess the power to read men’s minds so we cannot know for certain what thoughts men hold. Even ones we have a laugh with and have done mutually supportive things with. Women can’t distinguish between the man who rapes animals and infants and children vs the men who do not. Again the onus is put on women to be able to tell the difference. Let me tell you right now. There is no test you can take for this stuff. As one woman recently discovered her own boyfriend not only raped her dog but filmed it. Of course she was shocked. Its not as if this is something men brag about like I’ve said before and they don’t have special badges they wear so that we can decide not to talk to those men because they might stick their dicks in our pets.
So I throw this vein of thought into the same category as Schrödinger’s Rapist. As it is impossible for women to tell the difference between a man who is kind and loving towards women, who would never disrespect a woman’s “no” and would certainly never force himself upon her so too it is impossible for women to tell the difference between a man who is kind, loving and protective towards animals and a man who in his private time pays to go into a brothel and choose out which sort of dog he fancies sticking his dick into or while his girlfriend is away, sticks his dick into her dog. We have to assume that therefore that because all are a threat we need to take the proper precautions to protect our children and pets.
All the “nice men” in the world does not negate the fact that there are very un-nice men that we have to contend with. That we are vulnerable to.
As adult human beings, women have choices to make that effect those in our care, those who we have power over, like children and animals. It’s utterly our responsibility to protect and ensure their safety because this not something men can be trusted to ensure.
Its time women took back whats been stolen from us. Namely our power to protect and defend those we love.