I've read about a case where the woman consented to sex. However during the intercourse a few seconds prior to the man having orgasm, she revoked the consent by telling him to stop. As a result of non-consensual sex, the man was jailed for rape. She gave no reason as to why she wanted him to stop. In this situation, I definitely think the law was unfair on the man. I see inequality but what I didn't see was any organization fight for his rights
A Woman does NOT need to give a "reason" why she wants to stop having sex. It doesn't matter if she said yes and changed her mind, doesn't matter how close to orgasm her partner is, etc. No means no, and every person (man and woman) has a right to say "Stop" at any time and have that right respected.
It seems odd that he was "jailed" for rape, given that usually, even with a mountain of physical evidence, perpetrators get away with rape. In this case, based on what you are telling me, they convicted him based on simply "she said so?" Maybe Australia is different in this area than the US, but given how reluctant juries and judges tend to be to "ruin a man's life" by convicting him of rape, even with evidence of violence etc, I'm surprised that he was just tossed in jail. According to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, only 2% of rapists are ever tried and convicted of their crimes, so you can see why this scenario seems a bit off to me. Can you site this case/your source?
. the example of going out at night alone holds little validity and merely reflects on the lack of security in the society; As a man, I fear being stabbed at night and having my wallet stolen just like you as a woman may fear being raped. However in a country like Singapore, both of these things extremely rare because the government has created such a controlled environment.
Rape isn't just some creepy stranger grabbing a woman off the street. 77% of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone you know (Bureau of Justice Statistics), and this is a feminist issue as well. Are you afraid of your spouse, family member, friends, or classmates robbing and stabbing you?
According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, close to 600 women are raped every day in the US. The way our media and society portrays women - objectifying them, turning them into sex objects, etc - influences the way boys view women as they grow up. When you see women as little more than an object there for your own gratification, rape is not such a stretch. In a study of 6,000 students at 32 colleges in the US, 1 in 4 women had been the victims of rape or attempted rape. Of the nearly 3000 male students surveyed, 1 in 12 male students surveyed had committed acts that met the legal definition of rape or attempted rape. Of these college men nwho committed rape (as legally defined), 84% said what they did was definitely not rape. In another study, 13% of college women indicated they had been forced to have sex in a dating situation. A study of 477 male students, mostly 1st and 2nd year students, found 56% reported instances of non-assaultive coercion to obtain sex. Examples included: threatening to end a relationship; falsely professing love; telling lies to render her more sexually receptive. THIS is the sort of stuff that needs to be addressed by feminism. If 1 in 12 college age men don't even see what they have done as rape, there needs to be a HUGE change in the way they are educated about the subject, and the way they see and treat women in general.
Also in the US, sexual assault against women in the military is a HUGE issue. Women serving overseas especially are at risk. Superior officers and fellow soldiers use the fact that the woman's very survival rests with them in order to insure her silence when she is abused. Changing the way our society teaches boys to treat women, and the way the military treats its female soldiers, are feminist issues.
modern-day feminism is antagonistic to original feminism such that it focuses on oppressing men rather making men and women equal.
Can you clarify what this oppression IS? What specifically are 'feminists" doing to oppress men? I'm just not sure what you are referring to here.
i can think of a major system that continues to "keep women down"....healthcare.
That is definitely an issue. Healthcare won't cover my cousin's birth control, but the same plan covers her husband's erectile dysfunction meds. So it will pay for him to have the ability to impregnate her, but won't pay for her to be able to prevent said impregnation. Often, medical trials and studies are done exclusively or primarily on men. Only recently, for example, have heart disease meds and studies been done in the US that focus on women, despite the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the US.
I've had seven knee surgeries due to an injury in a car accident, and was told at one point that I might need to have the whole joint replaced (since I am only 27, this was not an optimal solution and luckily a new surgeon was able to save my knee). My surgeon at the time, a well known orthopedic doc, said to me 'Well, lucky for you, they've finally started making knee joint replacements for women.' I was like, "What?!" Turns out, the artificial joints made up until 2006 were made to be replicas of male knees. Thus, they were often oversized and out-of-alignment when put in women's bodies, due to the fact that there are three very distinct differences in size/mechanics of female vs male knees. This, despite the fact that over 2/3 of the 200,000 annual knee replacements in the US are done on WOMEN. My grandma has two of the male replacements herself, and has had issues with them due to the fact that they are not made for a woman. As it turns out, had I had my knee replaced, my insurance was not going to cover the female joint, because it was still classified as "experimental" and the ONE company making them was charging about twice as much as for the male joint. This, again, is the sort of imbalance that needs to be addressed by feminism.