Archive for the ‘rape’ Category

In her essay Rape, Racism and the myth of the Black rapist In Women, Race, and Class Davis argues that

As the violent face of sexism, the threat of rape will continue to exist as long as the overall oppression of women remains an essential crutch for capitalism. The anti-rape movement and it’s important current activities..must be situated in a strategic context which envisages the ultimate defeat of monopoly capitalism.

And it kind of makes me go “hmmm”. Obviously patriarchy and capitalism are symbiotic systems and I do think that capitalism and the consumerism that is an inherent part of that encourages rape by putting a price on everything, by making everybody but those at the top of the pile consumable by the highest bidder or the one with the most power but I think in a non capitalist society that is run by and for men women would still get raped.