Thursday, April 07, 2016

Even I can't believe Pruz can be this stupid

Pruz strikes again! While I've been fisking this idiot  for years, I'm still astounded to see that he's capable of an atrocity such as the one he commits in his latest post.

In his new post, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, the mora d'asra of an important Orthodox shul, basically argues that **MOST** college rape victims are silly little girls who went looking for love in all the wrong places.

Here's your money quote:
But most of them, judging by the media reports, involve the challenging “he said/she said,” with no eyewitnesses or corroborating evidence. Of those, the male(factor) contends, most are situations in which the couple had a romantic relationship that went sour after the intimacies in question. That is to say, the couple was dating, grew close (sometimes after a two-hour date, I suppose; people bond much more quickly these days), retired to someone’s quarters and quickly consummated their…friendship. Soon after the “friendship” ended, the woman, feeling used, as she was by the lecherous man, files a complaint for sexual assault.
Nope, that's not minimizing the experience of woman at all. Not one bit. But good news, true believers. Now that the Rabbi has misstated the problem, he has a solution! 
Here’s a novel idea, one that has been tried before with great success...
Sorry to interrupt, but "novel" means "of a kind not seen before" meaning that, by definition, it could not have been "tried before." Back to Pruz
...but has fallen into desuetude, apparently, on college campuses. It will solve all these problems, the “rape culture,” the “he said/she said,” the feelings of rejection by the party who had an emotional connection with another person who just sought a physical connection. It’s called… abstinence, self-discipline, or chastity. It involves waiting until marriage to engage in intimate acts, and then in a relationship in which the couple genuinely loves each other. It is preceded by a joyous ceremony known as a wedding, which too involves contractual obligations that are grounded in mutual respect. Problem solved…
Super idea, Grandpa! All we have to do is time travel back to never when sex always followed marriage. This is a little like saying we're going to solve the problem of malnutrition by rewiring the culture so that nobody ever gets hungry.

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