Another Sign of a Coarsening Culture?
As Americans accede to the concerted push to break down our mores and cultural definitions, we shouldn’t be surprised if there’s an increase in this sort of double-take news items:
Two men and a woman, ages 18, 19 and 20, have been indicted for allegedly raping a fellow University of Rhode Island student on campus on Sept. 14.
There are no details about the incident, although another report pinpoints the alleged victim as a female. Whatever the case, it should shock our sensibilities to see a young woman among the indicted — not out of some false notion of womanly purity (or weakness), but as evidence that something more fundamental may be slipping that male animalism cannot explain.
Even given the negative reversal, I can already hear the indignation of those who fetishize an unconsidered vision of equality: Why shouldn’t women be just as violent and just as inclined toward sexual abuse? Gender is a construct, don’t you know.