My first post on objectification focused on purity. This idea of purity (or virginity, virtue, etc.) that males created out of nothing but their feeble little brains is a core tenet in woman as object. In patriarchy, males are the only human, and everyone/everything else is in existence only to serve them in whatever capacity they demand.
Sexual access to women is imperative to males, and they secure this in multiple ways. Rape is one of these methods.
Rape is a sexual act that a male/males force a woman to do, either with physical force and/or coercion. Porn and prostitution are rape. Money is the force/coercion. A woman that needs money to survive and gets that money from having sex has been raped. If it were consensual, then money would not have been exchanged. Porn and prostitution normalize rape, and perpetuate rape culture.
Here’s the most important thing to understand about rape. Males love rape. Love it. Males have built rape into their systems of power.
The majority of rapes go unreported due to how the male culture defends the male rapist while blaming the victim. Patriarchal society never blames the rapist for raping, but always blames the woman. The first questions asked of a rape victim is what were you wearing? How much did you drink? Why did you go there? The list of questions are pretty endless, but they all amount to the one question that is actually being asked, which is “what did you do to cause a male to rape you?”
And the police, which is the first male system that protects the rapist, reinforce the blaming the victim narrative. The primary goal of the police department is to essentially scare the raped woman into silence.
That is one of the most major mistakes that we make, as women. The police department is not there to protect us and we believe that lie to our own detriment. Its sole purpose is to protect males.
When a male is a victim of another male, in a robbery, for an example, the police don’t ask the male victim “why did you have money in your wallet?” or “why were you walking alone, after dark?” It is assumed that when a male is a crime victim of another male, that the crime actually happened and that the male victim is to be assisted.
There are 2 main reasons for this. The first is that males are viewed as people, unlike women, who are viewed as objects. Secondly, males are automatically believed because of their humanity. Males have spent a very long time creating the cultural norm of “unreliable narrator” when it comes to women. Patriarchy claims that women can’t be believed for a variety of reasons (she’s hysterical, angry, etc.). Which is why a raped woman has to have male witnesses to their rape, in some cultures.
If a woman is especially determined to press charges against her rapist, the court system is the next male system of power that criminalizes her while protecting the male. If the court was actually interested in finding out if a male actually committed rape, it seems like the male would be closely scrutinized. Has he been accused of rape before? Does he have violent porn on his computer? Does he have a history of past violence?
These types of questions would be asked if the male legal system actually wanted to stop rape. But instead we have the reverse, in which the woman is on trial. And this serves the actual purpose of male power, which is to frighten women into shutting up.
And in the cases where a male is proven to be a rapist, the male legal system will still protect him. Most rapists never see the inside of a jail cell. Judges are very lenient with rapists. Brock Turner’s judge didn’t want his life to be ruined (the judge didn’t care about how his victim is affected), and his father referred to the rape as “20 minutes of action.”
This is part of sexual objectification. Women are seen as objects that exist to please male boners. We are just a grouping of holes for males to stick their dick into and they don’t need our consent to do it. Not really.
If males wanted to stop rape, then it would be stopped. Males that want to stop rape don’t spend time explaining to women how to avoid being raped, they make rapey males stop raping. This is classic male reversal and manipulation. Males rape because they irrationally cannot control their erections and yet, it’s never their fault. It is somehow our fault.
This is the exemplary reasoning of the superior males, lol. Part of the patriarchal narrative is that women are weaker than males. But another part of that narrative is that women are supposed to be able to make violent males somehow cease the violence. Male logicks!!
Males rape us because they want to and their systems protect them, so that they can continue to rape. The evidence for this is blindingly obvious. Rape is just one more facet of how we are viewed as objects that exist only for male service.