You can’t blame an entire group of people for the actions of a few. For example, not all Muslims are responsible for the wave of rapes and sexual assaults throughout Europe. Saying “Muslims did that” is nothing more or less than bigotry. You don’t want people to think you’re a bigot, do you?
But there are exceptions to this rule, of course. Sometimes blaming an entire group for the actions of a few isn’t just permissible, but necessary. Travis M. Andrews, WaPo:
Sweden’s largest music festival, the four-day Bråvalla, which regularly featured such acts as Kanye West, the Killers and Iron Maiden, has been canceled next year in response to the growing number of sexual assaults reported at this year’s event…
“Certain men … apparently cannot behave. It’s a shame. We have therefore decided to cancel Bråvalla 2018,” the festival’s organizers said in a statement…
In response, Swedish comedian and radio host Emma Knyckare tweeted, “What do you think about putting together a really cool festival where only non-men are welcome?” It would last “until all men have learned how to behave.”
And now she’s organizing such an event for next summer.
Which is brilliant. Women have the right to enjoy a concert without being sexually assaulted. But blaming the actual perpetrators of these assaults would be racist and Islamophobic and #unwokeAF. How do they square that circle? Just ban all men!
If you’re a man and you’re not a rapist and you want to go to this concert, too bad. You should’ve thought of that before you were born with the same set of genitals as the Muslims who raped those women. You’re committing rape just by reading about this concert. Everything is rape, except actual rape committed by Muslims.
But don’t get it twisted: Gender is nothing but a social construct. So if you identify as a woman, they have to let you into this concert, no matter what you’re carrying around between your legs. It all makes sense when you don’t think about it.
Islamophobia is bad. Misandry is fine. Hooray for 2017.