Had a very long day today dealing with a large client on a complicated project. Lots of training and lots of bureaucracy. Came back to the office and decided to check out today's paper for it's more 'colourful' merit's (the sunshine girl on the last page.)
Auck, I saw the front page and almost lost what little lunch I had.
This article in the Toronto Sun was of course the source of my intestinal distress. Due to the utterings of a Constable Micheal Sanquinetti, women of Toronto organized a 'Slut Walk' to protest his foolish and insensitive statement. One guess what that statement was....if you guessed that dressing provocatively can sometimes garner the wrong sort of attention, you get the boobie prize. Apparently he was at York University and had told a law class that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." and this is the resulting sh!tstorm which resulted.
Gotta love how Toronto's police chief said the Micheal WHO SPOKE THE TRUTH had uttered "something stupid and he’s apologized." Sing it with me now...."Aliiiiice.....in HAAAAMSTERLAND!" More quotes from the article;
Protest co-founder Sonya Barnett said victims are “never at fault."
“Slut shaming needs to be addressed,” the York undergrad said.
No sh!t Hun, but not for the reasons you believe. Maybe if sluts where shamed a little more than perhaps the degradation of society would cease, yeah? Remember friends, these are also the same women who are wondering where all the nice guys are and are tired of all these playa's, right? Hey, rape is a heinous crime, I do not condone rape in any of it's forms and do believe it's disgusting and very damaging. HOWEVER, if you are stupid enough to dress like a 3 dollar whore and then wonder why you got followed home or worse, OR, if you are mentally deficient enough to take a guy you barely know home, get his motor running and then stop at 3rd base, you are gambling with your life and your future. For crying out loud even my SISTER knows how stupid such actions are and told me just that a few years back, but I guess these womyn are convinced of their own fantasy.
This Constable was smart enough to see things for what they really where, woman like Sonya Barnett, on the other hand as well as any other 'child' who took part in this foolish parade, are simply overgrown kids who want to play in big people clothes and then go right back to playing with their toys when they are done.
The world doesn't give a flying leap about what you want or what you feel like. If you play with the bull, you get the horns. There are some dudes out there who will indeed listen when you state "No means no", but there are some who won't. It is a shame, I'm not saying it's right at all, but you need to PROTECT YOURSELF in this manner. I would love to walk around at anytime and at any place on this planet myself, but as a black man, you won't find me alone in certain places on this continent as certain groups who identify themselves with only three consonants if you catch my drift may decide to have a 'word' with me. This constable was only trying to mitigate future empowered women from making other foolish mistakes and increasing their odds of having their lives changed drastically.
"Jane Doe, a high-profile survivor who successfully sued Toronto Police for not warning residents of a home-invading attacker in 1986, said attitudes that women’s clothing invites rape are perpetuated by media, police and church leaders."
Remember what I said about women arguing with guys?
Don't worry though, Const. Michael Sanguinetti has been reprimanded and is undergoing 'further training' because of his little 'whoopsie'. All in a days work for a man trying to tell the truth in the Matrix.