Comments on: I ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and all I got was this lousy wankstain http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:23:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Wednesday round-up: How-to edition : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/comment-page-1/#comment-811609 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:50:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=270#comment-811609 [...] still say that my modest proposal for preventing rape and sexual assault is the best:  “Instead of presuming that all women college students are potential victims and asking [...]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/comment-page-1/#comment-108710 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:25:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=270#comment-108710 Right on, cgeye. Where have you been? I haven’t seen you around Corrente lately (although I don’t get to read or comment as much lately either.)

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By: cgeye http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/comment-page-1/#comment-108450 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 05:29:17 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=270#comment-108450 Funny how the gun nuts who spout off whenever there’s a school shooting never suggest that all women carry concealed weapons, just in case a man gets aggressive.

You do that and that would probably solve the school shooter problem too, since aren’t they men, as well? Just a thought….

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By: ortho http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/comment-page-1/#comment-7838 Sat, 26 Apr 2008 18:11:53 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=270#comment-7838 Hi Historiann! I love your suggestion! It exposes the sexist hypocrisy of (the often white, male) “campus security” bureaucrats, who insist on blaming the victims of sexual assault and harassment.

I hope you pitch your idea to the administrators at your University.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/comment-page-1/#comment-7808 Sat, 26 Apr 2008 04:33:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=270#comment-7808 The Librarian at a major university that both Historiann and I are somewhat familiar with (a position that made him a Deputy Provost, with a courtesy appointment in an important humanities department) was hauled out of his office by the FBI a few years ago, followed by his office computer, which was filled to bursting with kiddie-porn images, paid for by his credit card! So the potential for strain on any escort system is almost unimaginable. The penchant of campus security officials for meaning-stripped and degraded bureaucratic language, undecipherable by the faculties of reason, such as “personal safety practices,” suggests how far the overall loss of coherence in academic administration has proceeded during the last generation.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/comment-page-1/#comment-7721 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 16:04:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=270#comment-7721 Good points–yes, the peepers and creeps are frequently random community members, which is why my solution of forcing all men to have escorts on campus works so well. An unescorted creep would not have been admitted to the library.

My escorts for men plan also works to protect their safety too–they’re much less likely to be set upon if they’re always with their buddies.

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By: Knitting Clio http://www.historiann.com/2008/04/24/i-ate-of-the-fruit-of-the-tree-of-knowledge-and-all-i-got-was-this-lousy-wankstain/comment-page-1/#comment-7720 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 15:58:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=270#comment-7720 This is an important issue, but I think you need to consider the possibility that the lewd acts are not being committed by male students but men from the community, in which case you could just keep all non-students out of the library or at least that portion. Having more security around as well as cameras would help too.

More importantly, it’s not just female students who are vulnerable (although the police makes it appear that way). On urban campuses like mine, male students get robbed and beaten up, or at least threatened with violence. Then of course there’s the whole issue of homophobia and anti-gay violence. So, really, the issue of security needs to be aimed at both men and women.

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