Sex magazine tells men to ‘use the buddy system’ to avoid raping women
- "Gendersmash," the publication that published the list, says it disapproves of anything that "reeks of hateful political ideology, religious doctrine, or familiar and uninspiring arguments."
- The list comes from Rape Crisis Scotland and is intended to "reverse the popular trend of focusing rape prevention messages on women."
A student feminist group and faculty members at Cypress College (CC) published a list of “Top 10 Tips to End Rape” in a yearly magazine that aims to discourage guys from putting themselves in situations where they may be “tempted” to rape.
The list, published in the September addition of GenderSmash—readily found in the campus library—implies that guys have trouble controlling their delinquent desire to assault and rape girls in everyday situations.
“If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her,” the list explains.
“USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM...if you are unable to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask your friend to stay with you while you are in public,” reads another tip.
The list also advises college guys to “[c]arry a whistle. If you are worried you might assault someone 'by accident' you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can call for help.”
“Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. If you have every intention of having sex later on with the woman you’re dating regardless of how she feels about it, tell her directly that there is every chance you will rape her. If you don’t communicate your intentions, she might take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her and inadvertently feel safe.”
The list was originally created by Rape Crisis Scotland, an anti-rape activism group in Scotland that aims “to improve the response to those who are affected by and who perpetrate sexual violence."
The list aims to “reverse the popular trend of focusing rape prevention messages on women and instead transfer these towards more appropriate recipients - potential perpetrators,” according to Rape Crisis Scotland’s website.
GenderSmash is published in cooperation with the college’s English department, library, and a campus feminist club called Ladies Empowered and Determined (LEAD). The publication claims it disapproves of anything that “reeks of hateful political ideology, religious doctrine, or familiar and uninspiring arguments.”
The publication’s mission statement declares that the “core mission of the magazine is a dedication to bringing to light matters concerning feminism, LGBTQUIA, social justice, and racial issues.”
The editors of GenderSmash did not respond to a request from Campus Reform in time for publishing.
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Update: There was an error in production. GenderSmash is independent of the college but is published in cooperation with the LEAD student group and two CC faculty members.