What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’
Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.
Did y’all know about this?
It’s good to know even though it’s extremely horrible to read/see….And people wonder why the African continent is so behind….
You can’t teach the bad out of bad people…
This is dumb
It’s not that fucking complicated. You shouldn’t fucking rape people. All of that is irrelevant. Yeah, teach children not to play with fire because it’s dangerous and also YOU CANNOT TEACH FIRE. However, you can teach people to not violate other people sexually. You can teach people to respect others’ boundaries when it comes to sex. We shouldn’t have to teach people to protect themselves against rape when people shouldn’t fucking rape to begin with.
To be fair a few of the analogies were terrible, but how about this:
- Don’t teach people to get security systems for their homes, teach thieves not to steal.
- Don’t teach people to wear seat-belts, teach people to drive better.
- Don’t teach kids not to walk by themselves with strangers, teach pedophiles not to prey on children.
- Don’t teach people to protect themselves, teach murderers not to kill.
The point being that “teaching men not to rape” is stupid on multiple levels, the main level being that teaching men not to rape, which is already something that is embedded in (each word is a link) us from birth, is not going to stop rape from happening. Obviously, people don’t commit crimes because they didn’t know it was wrong before they did it. And, contrary to the popular beleif perpetuated by the rape culture hysteria, reported rapes are actually at a 20-year low.
Ask yourself this: When the fuck was the last time you saw a convicted rapist say: “I wouldn’t have raped her if I knew rape was wrong! It’s society’s fault, not mine!” I cringed typing every word of that quote because of the sheer amount stupidity in it, but this is the argument you are making when you say men should be “taught” not to rape. That (1.) men apparently didn’t know that the act was heinous before they did it, and (2.) that rape is a male-only crime.
TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
Nothing. There is nothing wrong with it. I don’t know why these women are so vehemently against it.
It’s not “teaching women not to get raped”, it’s teaching PEOPLE to be aware of their surroundings, to understand that not everyone has the best intentions, and that being in a position to defend yourself is a lot better than living in an indignant misinformed bubble where you believe that self-defence classes are “problematic” and nobody should look out for their own security.
Granted, in a perfect world nobody SHOULD have to protect themselves, but then it would be just that—a perfect world. That’s not the world we live in, in fact we live in a very imperfect world, so we might as well adapt and learn something that is beneficial to our safety and survival.
Black families at graduations be like:
Lawd help you if you go to an HBCU
Lol we be lit
LMFAO I bet you HBCUs have EVERY NAME getting loud cheers from some place in the audience!
Helen Humes and female dancers in Dizzy Gillespie’s 1947 musical film, Jivin’ in Be-Bop
Busta Rhymes - Touch It (Remix) (ft. Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Rah Digga, Lloyd Banks, Papoose, & DMX)
This track is still fuckin’ fire.