PREVENT CONSENSUAL SEX TO STOP RAPE? HUH?

Ken Bewitz


I\’m still trying to figure this one out.

Here is film director Spike Lee\’s suggestion on how to prevent sexual harrasment and rape on college campuses:

“I think a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there\’s an abundance of sexual harassment or date rapes.  Second semester it\’s going to happen. Once people coming back from Christmas and some stuff jumps off, there\’s going to be sex strikes in universities and college campuses across this country.”

Ok, I\’m mystified.  

Someone:  please help me out and explain how withholding consensual sex will prevent non-consensual sex.

Does Mr. Lee think that molesters/rapists have their victims fill out an information sheet about their level of sexual activity before forcing themselves on women?  Does he think that if a molester/rapist knows a woman is sexually active, but currently refusing sex to her partner, he will say “oh, ok, that does it for me, I won\’t molest or rape her until she gives it up to her consensual sex partner again”?

Spike Lee is a smart, educated, obviously accomplished man.  He\’s got to know better than this.

Or so I would have thought……..

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