Dennis Prager is over at Human Wingnuts Online weeping and wailing about a report that said that nine out of every 10 American girls aged 12 to 18 have been sexually harassed. He’s not, of course, upset about the possibility that young girls were sexually harassed. No, he’s upset that liberals, lesbians and Katie Couric have brainwashed these dear little innocents to believe that they are being harassed when really all that is going on is a little bra snapping by boys in their school.
“The study found that girls who had a better understanding of feminism … were more likely to recognize sexual harassment.” There is no question that this is true. Girls subjected to feminist indoctrination are undoubtedly more likely to interpret innocuous behavior as sexual harassment. Almost the entire liberal-left Weltanschauung is predicated on portraying every group in America except white, male, heterosexual Christians as oppressed. … If either sex is “oppressed” today, it is far more likely to be males. If women were incarcerated, let alone murdered, as disproportionately as men are … there would be a national outcry. It is men who are, in fact, suffering.
Who knew that hordes of women were tracking down their husbands at work and murdering them in cold blood? Or that innocent men were being thrown in jail in disproportionate numbers by sexist female prosecutors and judges? Oh, the things you learn reading Human Wingnuts Online!
Second, “sexual harassment” is so all-inclusive as to be largely meaningless: … If a girl’s bra is snapped in elementary or high school; if a girl is told she should learn to throw a ball “like a guy does”; if a boy pursues a girl and fails in his pursuit — these are all instances of sexism and sexual harassment.
Apparently the line between an innocent sexual prank and harassment, in Dennis’s view, is rape, at least in the case of girls. Boys, who are the ones who are truly oppressed, can legitimately claim humiliation, however, if a gang of lesbian 6th graders chases one of them down on the playground and gives him a wedgie.
What this thinking leads to is girls and women seeing themselves as victims, and almost as often to the emasculation of boys.
Because if you stop boys from snapping bras on the playground, they’ll start mincing around in ladies’ lingerie, dating other boys, and clamoring for gay marriage.
To an ever greater extent, schools and the news media do the same thing to African-Americans — tell them over and over that they are oppressed. And the effects have been even more corrosive. … The number of blacks who perceive of their lives as oppressed by whites can only lead to estrangement from the greater American society, not to mention anger toward and resentment of it.
Oh, for the good ol’ days when the darkies lived in blissful ignorance and weren’t so uppity! Things were going along just fine until the liberals got it into the coloreds’ heads that there was something wrong with the back of the bus.