April 13, 2015
Jim Goad: Rape culture or rape DNA?
Jim Goad writes:
The study scrutinized the records of all 20,000+ convicted sex offenders in Sweden from 1973-2009. It concluded that compared to males in the general population, brothers of convicted sex offenders are roughly five times more likely to also commit sex crimes. (…)
For example, half-brothers raised under the same roof proved far less likely to both be sexual predators than full blood brothers raised under the same roof. (…)
Such logic-twisting gymnastics are never quite so contorted as when modern egalitotalitarians try to make sense of sexual assault. Starting with the flimsy Woodstock-era ethical presumption that all forms of sexual expression are innately good and life-affirming rather than ethically slippery and potentially harmful, they chant like little Buddhist robots that rape therefore has nothing to do with sex—it’s all about power instead. I’m sure you’ve heard that one countless times. The implication is that sex and power aren’t fatally intertwined, that the propagation of one’s genes isn’t simultaneously the most powerful and thus potentially dangerous instinct of all.
That is, quite naturally, a stupid implication to make. Sex and power aren’t discrete entities; if anything, they’re nearly synonymous.