Rape is Not Natural

Rape is Not Natural

Dilbert creator Scott Adams is well known for his misogynistic views, so his complete disdain for women is no surprise. His latest comments about how men are such victims of our societal rules and ethics, however, are especially disturbing.

Adams says that despicable acts that men commit, such as rape, are results of their natural instincts—and can they help it, he muses, that they are born men into a world that just, by golly, won’t let them do what they want to do and rape people? This makes me wonder how many people Adams has considered raping in his lifetime.

He also makes light of sexual assault—something that 1 in 3 women will experience in her lifetime, this blogger included—and claims that it’s up there with sending pictures of your penis to women or cheating on your spouse (also natural instincts, according to Adams). What a way to set some perspective!

Rape apologists are near the bottom rung of the ladder of humanity, in my book—just above the rapists they protect. Change.org is running a petition to tell Adams that there’s nothing natural about raping women. If you agree, please click here to learn more and to sign the petition.