Annie get your gun, so you don’t get raped. Cos it’s never a rapist’s fault, now, is it?

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Recently, writer and political analyst Zerlina Maxwell appeared on the Sean Hannity show on FOX News. The main argument of this segment was that all women should have the right to own a gun in order to defend themselves against rape.

It was here that Maxwell explained that putting the responsibility of owning a gun on the woman just adds more blame to the victim. She explained that she had been raped by someone she knew and did not want to be told that having a gun may have prevented it. [emphasis added]

Isn’t it time that some 21st century Nina Simone wrote and sang “Patriarchy goddam”?

More about Zerlina Maxwell.

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3 Responses to Annie get your gun, so you don’t get raped. Cos it’s never a rapist’s fault, now, is it?

  1. This is indeed one of the issues: the woman is repeatedly told what it is she should and should not do to not get violated, one way or another. There’s never, or hardly ever, any discussion about what the perpetrator could do to not commit such a heinous crime. On Ted.com, is an article about Jackson Katz who is loudly talking about these issues without shying away from it. Thanks for writing.

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