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Dallas PD Chief’s Solution for Date Rape: Women Quit Drinking

Back in the day, I covered my fair share of government meetings – county, city, school board, the occasional state lege committee meeting. So I don’t envy Andrea Grimes at the Dallas Observer one bit when she has to go cover these meetings. There’s a reason they don’t sell tickets and concessions at these things: Nobody wants to go.

But yesterday, in the course of live-blogging the Public Safety committee meeting, she had to have sat straight up, I’m guessing, just from her account of Chief David Brown going through recent crime statistics. Rape, he said, was up nearly 25 percent.

That’s a lot of rape.

So council member Delia Jasso asks about it. And here comes the really sit up in your seat and ask, “Did he just say…”

I’ll let Andrea take over the narrative now:

The answer, unfortunately: More rapes, says Chief Brown, specifically date rapes. And we all know what the solution to date rape is: getting women to stop drinking, because that is what causes date rape. Not dudes raping women, but women drinking.

“We’re needing to create a message to the victims of this type of crime, related to, you know, someone you don’t know that well, you having a little bit too much to drink,” explains Chief Brown, suggesting women, “have your friends watch you” if you intend to drink in front of a man.

So date rape solved? Don’t drink if you have two x chromosomes. Forget the fact that the drunk cannot consent to sex, and nonconsensual sex = rape.

I’m sure glad we cleared that up.

53 comments on “Dallas PD Chief’s Solution for Date Rape: Women Quit Drinking

  1. Okay, try this scenario instead. Burglaries are up 25%. In order to help combat this problem, we suggest you don’t leave your windows open and have your neighbors watch your house for suspicious activity. We’re not suggesting that you’re to blame for having your house robbed. We just want you to take reasonable precautions.

  2. It seems that Feminism has embued Women with the mistaken belief that because they have a right to not be raped. That they can act and behave recklessly without consequences. That is simply not true. We have also been coerced to believe that any Female sexual experience that a Woman regrets with a Man is rape. So we have guilt rape, date rape, Persuasion rape, etc. The same advice holds true for Men with too much cash in their pockets. Flashing lots of cash when you are drunk makes you a target for robbery or mugging.

    Nowhere did Chief Brown say consumption of alcohol gives Men a free license to rape Women. You cannot sell that BS illogic anymore. Maybe in Women’s Studies. But even Women know that is nonsense.

    There has always been predators. There has always been Men with lack of self control. Do not make yourself a target, is what the Chief is saying. Exercise better judgment and awareness of how you can put yourself at risk.

    Men should by now realize that any Sex with a Woman who is too drunk should be considered legally to be non consensual. To think otherwise is to invite a Rape charge.