To Ginny Weasley, Quidditch was about freedom. It was about the feeling of kicking off into the air and being exactly who you were. Nothing more, nothing less. However, many presumed it was about competitiveness; about growing up with six brothers as an only girl.
What they didn’t know was that it was never about the boys.
To her and her teammates (for she would later on join the Holyhead Harpies, the wildest bunch of girls she had ever had the pleasure of meeting - and she loved every single one of them), it was about good fun, excelling in and loving what you do. Even when the practices were rough, and standing on your own two feet made you feel wonky and odd, it was all good as long as you had some good friends to share it with. And that was Quidditch was always to Ginevra Weasley - freedom and friendship.
Thus, the logic of the feminist argument to “Teach men not to rape” is revealed.
Yes because it’s such a radical notion to expect rapists to control themselves.
Uh, we do tell thieves not to rob, though. We actually spend a lot of energy teaching kids that stealing is wrong. We keep trying to teach them it’s wrong through their teens and adult years.
And when someone gets robbed? Cops don’t ask them if their front door was locked. They don’t ask them if they invited the thief into their house and maybe said the thief was free to take things before changing their mind the next day. And this is true even though sometimes people do get robbed by folks they invite in under false pretenses.
Cops and lawyers and judges don’t work together to make people who get robbed feel like shit for not installing extra security systems or putting bars on their windows. They don’t use people’s former history of inviting neighbors in and letting them borrow stuff to argue that they had no right to expect someone to respect their property. The media doesn’t talk about how the thief’s promising life was ruined by their victim’s decision to prosecute.
Your metaphor is bad and you should feel bad.
misogynists: comparing women’s bodies to property since 1000 BC. so edgy.