So…..along comes Claire Landsbaum, over at NY Mag, who has this to say:

The ad — which is less a message aimed at abusers and more a bulletin encouraging women to purchase firearms — goes on to say that “real empowerment” looks like millions of women buying guns to protect themselves and their families from any potential threat. In doing so, it not only transfers blame for assault from the assailant to the victim, but it seriously mischaracterizes both sexual assault and domestic abuse.

The premise of the ad is that it’s a warning to abusers: “There’s a very good chance your next target will be armed, trained, and ready to exercise her right to choose her life over yours,” warns Dana Loesch, a conservative talk-show host and longtime NRA proponent. Instead of educating men on the nature of sexual assault — and instead of cultivating a society in which rape and abuse of women is absolutely unacceptable, rather than an offense that’s met with leniency — the NRA suggests we arm every single woman.

Did you catch those two glaringly ignorant remarks?

  1. “In doing so, it not only transfers blame for assault from the assailant to the victim….”
  2.  “Instead of educating men on the nature of sexual assault — and instead of cultivating a society in which rape and abuse of women is absolutely unacceptable, rather than an offense that’s met with leniency — the NRA suggests we arm every single woman.” (emphasis mine)

Whoa.

By this rationale, if a woman has a gun, she is to blame for being attacked/raped/beaten, annnnnd all we really need to do is make it so society will realize that raping, attacking, murdering women is simply unacceptable behavior, so no woman will need to have a gun.

Liberalism: Thy name is misogyny.

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