One of the reasons I hate any kind of generalization about any group is that it allows for society, as a whole, to ignore some individuals behavior, just because it doesn’t fit the narrative. For example, this happened is South Africa:
“He’d been in the bathtub at the time, he remembers. She had walked in and made an inappropriate comment “about my private parts”, he says. “I was pretty shocked and didn’t know how to process it. A few weeks after that, she made a full-blown, overt move on me and started to encourage a sexual relationship. You know, telling me to touch her; asking to touch me. And … I don’t know … I didn’t know how to approach it. I didn’t know what to do. So, I just fell; I listened to her.”
He listened to her because he was only 10 years old. And because she was his grandmother.”
We’d be remiss if we were to believe this only happens there. This happens everywhere. Boys are absolutely sexually assaulted by women. Grown men are sexually assaulted by women. It happens, and when they try and talk about it, they are met with all of the things this article talks about, and then some.
We will never rid ourselves of sex crimes if we believe half the population is completely incapable of committing one on the basis of their gender. It only allows them to get away with it.