Give It to Me Baby
As women, we do not ask to be violated. “Give it to me baby” is not our permanent mind set.
It is dark outside and you just got out of work or class. You walk out the door nervously; you never know who is out there. Apprehensively, you start your march towards your vehicle. Upon turning a corner, you see it – the emergency phone located in various spots nearby for women who are walking to their car in the dark. You could call; you have the possibility of an escort, just in case. Suddenly, you hear a noise behind you and it almost makes you jump in fright, upon turning around you find that the offender is a tiny squirrel. Embarrassed but still frightened, you keep walking…pretending like the small squirrel did not totally “freak you out”. You are now able to see your car in the distance; your eyes are on fire now with the burden of looking around all the cars, waiting for something or someone to jump out at you. You start to come within reach of your car when you stop. You begin your examination. Is there any one inside or near the perimeters of your vehicle? You start to glance underneath, around and inside of your vehicle. Finally when the coast is clear, you push the remote and your car lights up, the doors unlock, and you speedily jump into your car, lock the doors and fire up the ignition. You are safe at last.
For many women, this is a ordinary routine due to the prevalence of abusive and dishonest men in society. Violence against woman is on the rise with approximately 2,000 rapes occuring per year. More clearly stated, one female is victimized every five minutes with the majority occuring to young women and children. Women’s bodies are being mistreated, but perhaps more importantly their virtue is robbed. The perpetrator himself is stealing something that can never be replaced or made right in the woman’s life again. Yet, the act itself is blamed upon women for the manner in which they dress and act. A common belief among men is that women yearn and fantasize about being raped; pornography can be held responsible for this. Consequently, pornography initiates beliefs into men that, “Your penis is a weapon; her body is your target”. Pornography romanticizes rape, it involves the “sexualization and objectification of women’s bodies and part of bodies for entertainment value”. Making women look like objects under erotic circumstances, pornography has dramatically increased the number of rapes worldwide.