CHAREN

Starkville Daily News - - FO­RUM -

prise 95 per­cent of the vic­tims of rape? If we were de­sign­ing a red car­pet for date rape, we could hardly do bet­ter than the booze-in­fused hookup cul­ture.

Most men are not rapists or even jerks. Still, the truth is that women al­ways will al­ways be the more vul­ner­a­ble sex. It isn't just that women are on av­er­age smaller and weaker than men. It's that men are more vi­o­lent

and more likely to link sex with ag­gres­sion. Drink­ing dis­in­hibits.

The first steps to­ward pro­tect­ing women from the scourge of rape is re­al­ism about sex dif­fer­ences and old-fash­ioned fem­i­nine cau­tion. That ought to be the fem­i­nist mes­sage.

Mona Charen is a se­nior fel­low at the Ethics and Pub­lic Pol­icy Cen­ter. To read fea­tures by other Cre­ators Syn­di­cate writ­ers and car­toon­ists, visit the Cre­ators Syn­di­cate web­page at www.cre­ators.com.

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