I saw this over at Business Insider:
This is the video:
So the boy at the end says that he won’t hit a girl because he’s a men.
Tell me again about this toxic masculinity where telling boys to “man up” makes them into violent predators.
So at the end of the Business Insider article, this is what is said:
The social experiment was created to show that both violence and pacifism could be taught at a young age.
Oh for fuck’s sake. WRONG!
Empathy is a normal and healthy human emotion. These were normal, healthy boys that knew intrinsically that it is wrong to cause pain. You could see it in their faces.
he assumption of the video is that if you just teach kids that hurting people is wrong at a young age, you can eliminate violence. This kind of thinking is dangerous.
It eliminates the idea that some people are predators. Some people hurt others because they can, the want to, or it doesn’t bother them when they do.
This goes back to Miguel’s post Most Lawyers do not understand Self Defense.
“Oh, we just need to teach boys not to rape.”
Because that’s all a rapist is, a man who was never told “it’s not right to hit a woman, tear off her clothes, and forcibly penetrate her against her will while she kicks and screams.”
If you don’t understand intrinsically why it’s wrong to do that, or to drug her so she can’t kick and scream while you forcibly penetrate her against her will, no amount of socially conscious birds-and-the-bees talks are going to change that.
“We shouldn’t have to teach girls to defend themselves, we should teach boys not to rape.”
What naive, wishful thinking bullshit.
Raise people to have empathy and be prepared to the kill the people who don’t have it.