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Rapist or Men's Magazine - It's hard to tell


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I know this doesn't have anything do to with fundies, per se, but it has a lot to do with patriarchy and victim shaming. The University of Surrey and Middlesex University did a study where they had men identify if a statement came from a "Lad Mag" (aka men's magazine) or a convicted rapist. Most men could not tell the difference and actually identified more with what the rapist said.


According to the author of the study:


There is a fundamental concern that the content of such magazines normalises the treatment of women as sexual objects. We are not killjoys or prudes who think that there should be no sexual information and media for young people. But are teenage boys and young men best prepared for fulfilling love and sex when they normalise views about women that are disturbingly close to those mirrored in the language of sexual offenders?


Here is the list of statements they used.



1. There's a certain way you can tell that a girl wants to have sex . . . The way they dress, they flaunt themselves.


2. Some girls walk around in short-shorts . . . showing their body off . . . It just starts a man thinking that if he gets something like that, what can he do with it?


3. A girl may like anal sex because it makes her feel incredibly naughty and she likes feeling like a dirty slut. If this is the case, you can try all sorts of humiliating acts to help live out her filthy fantasy.


4. Mascara running down the cheeks means they've just been crying, and it was probably your fault . . . but you can cheer up the miserable beauty with a bit of the old in and out.


5. What burns me up sometimes about girls is dick-teasers. They lead a man on and then shut him off right there.


6. Filthy talk can be such a turn on for a girl . . . no one wants to be shagged by a mouse . . . A few compliments won't do any harm either . . . ‘I bet you want it from behind you dirty whore' . . .


7. You know girls in general are all right. But some of them are bitches . . . The bitches are the type that . . . need to have it stuffed to them hard and heavy.


8. Escorts . . . they know exactly how to turn a man on. I've given up on girlfriends. They don't know how to satisfy me, but escorts do.


9. You'll find most girls will be reluctant about going to bed with somebody or crawling in the back seat of a car . . . But you can usually seduce them, and they'll do it willingly.


10. There's nothing quite like a woman standing in the dock accused of murder in a sex game gone wrong . . . The possibility of murder does bring a certain frisson to the bedroom.


11. Girls ask for it by wearing these mini-skirts and hotpants . . . they're just displaying their body . . . Whether they realise it or not they're saying, ‘Hey, I've got a beautiful body, and it's yours if you want it.'


12. You do not want to be caught red-handed . . . go and smash her on a park bench. That used to be my trick.


13. Some women are domineering, but I think it's more or less the man who should put his foot down. The man is supposed to be the man. If he acts the man, the woman won't be domineering.


14. I think if a law is passed, there should be a dress code . . . When girls dress in those short skirts and things like that, they're just asking for it.


15. Girls love being tied up . . . it gives them the chance to be the helpless victim.


16. I think girls are like plasticine, if you warm them up you can do anything you want with them.


Jezebel has a full article with a lot more analysis.


http://jezebel.com/5866602/can-you-tell ... d-a-rapist

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I saw this on Jezebel the other day and it completely blew my mind! I tried to guess which were which without looking, but I got almost all of them wrong. Scary. Even scarier: I've heard guys say some of these exact things IRL :cry:

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These are all Gender stereotypes. Non of them sound realistic or even true.

In fact, these sound like an MST3K stereotype of a Female character in a really bad movie.

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Am I the only I one who thinks this is scary?! I got the rapists ones correct but I wrongly classified some of the ones from men's magazines as being said by rapists.

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I was right about all but one of them. Maybe it's because I study criminology and am familiar with sex offender language? I've never read a guy's magazine before, but from the stuff they have on the covers it wasn't hard for me to work out what belonged in them, and what came from sex offenders.

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What the F---ruit loops?! A mens mag talking about murder n the bedroom? I'm thinking that bastard wasn't a rapist, but Smuggar!

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