A BBC radio show host named Nick Conrad has stepped in it big time by arguing that rape only happens because women get men so worked up into a sexual frenzy that they simply can’t stop themselves because they’ve been “whipped up into a bit of a storm.”
“I think women need to be more aware of a man’s sexual desire that when you’re in that position that you are about to engage in sexual activity there’s a huge amount of energy in the male body, there’s a huge amount of will and intent, and it’s very difficult for many men to say no when they are whipped up into a bit of a storm,” Conrad said during the Monday broadcast.
“It’s the old adage about if you yank a dog’s tail then don’t be surprised when it bites you,” he added.Conrad argued that feminists had “hijacked” the discussion about rape, and that they had neglected “that very important part of the argument.”
“In their fury against men and masculinity they actually forget to stop and say if you tease, if you jump into bed naked with a man, if you give him all the signals and then he acts upon them, then you are partially responsible,” he said.
“If you don’t wish to give out the wrong signals it’s best probably to keep your knickers on and not get into bed with him.”
Right. Because that’s how rape usually happens, amirite? Not only is this spectacularly wrong and sexist, it’s quite insulting to men. I would suggest that if Conrad really believes this, no woman should ever date him. The BBC has done precisely nothing about it.