No doubt, a number of you here in Canada have seen by now the commercial put out by the Canadian Womens Foundation; the scene is a baby shower with a group of laughing happy women, and the expectant mother opens up one gift from an older woman for her yet-unborn daughter. We know it’s a girl because of all the little dresses and such, but this gift is no frilly dress or toy – it’s a rape whistle. Then the ominous text says that 1 in 2 girls will be sexually assaulted or raped in their lifetime.
If you visit their website, you can even get little congratulations cards for baby girls, which when you open basically say, “congratualtions on your girl – chances are she will be raped”. How dire. Wow, no wonder Heather Mallick and company are all for aborting female fetuses… what kind of world are they coming into?
At the risk of sounding like we don’t care about sexual crimes against women – this is bullshit. Really.
If you look at Stats Canada’s crime report, sexual assault crimes are actually on the decline. But of course, as a sacrificial offering to the political correctness gods, they throw the line in there that, “most sexual assaults are not brought to the attention of police”. Well, then. You can’t trust any statistic if that’s the case…. if it’s not brought to the attention of police, where does the 1 in 2 figure come from? Oh sure you could say it’s assembled anecdotally, from front line rape and abuse workers yada yada, but we’ll just say what most are thinking – it’s made up.
Unless… you come from the Andrea Dworkin school of thought and, paraphrasing the conclusion of her book “Intercourse” – all sex is rape. Women just don’t know any better because they’re either immunized by love or conditioned by western society to subconsciously accept it. In which case – that commercial is probably dramatically understating the number of women who are sexually assaulted.
By the way, as an aside, Andrea Dworkin was probably about 400lbs at her death (age 58), and blamed her osteoarthritis on her history of being sexually abused. Yes, truly. It couldn’t possibly have been because she was fat. No, way.
But back to the commercial – as we are wont to do when we go to these activist websites, we look for who is footing the bill for these people, because half the time we expect to see government funding. And it’s there on page 13 of their financial reporting for last year – $167,000 of our tax money. But funny enough it’s not even close to being their biggest source of funding. Nope, most of the money they get comes from corporate donations and, the reason we are suddenly seeing these idiot TV ads this year? $14 million bequeathed to them from Ann Southam, who died in 2010.
This is unfortunately an example of feminism at it’s worst, which is not pro-female, but anti-male; they want to ingrain in our thinking that men are barbaric, men are violent, men are rapists and men would reduce women to homemaker slaves bearing dozens of children against their will.