To celebrate women’s week, the Carolina Women’s Center is involved in a project entitled Take Back the F-Word. It is a project in which students are to “Imagine a world where no one is confined by rigid gender expectations . . . a world built on ideals of inclusivity and social justice.”
The f-word project is an attempt to redefine what feminism means: “No matter what you imagine—there’s a feminism for that!”
This week the Women’s Center is sponsoring an exhibit in the union full of offensive artworks. The artwork is meant to illustrate the need for consent before sex (I think). There are unnecessary nude/half-naked pictures of women and men meant to get their point across.
There are also T-shirts hanging along the wall. The shirts each have sentences scribbled on the front. Phrases such as “Rape hurts people” etc. are among the messages scrawled.
But, does this display make sense within the context of the f-word project? What if one’s feminism is so “inclusive” as to include rape? What if one’s standard is one’s pleasure? The f-word people seem to be hypocritical on this point.
To say that men should not rape women is to “confine” them into “rigid gender expectations.” It is, according to the feminist’s standard, not feminist.
Fornication is a sin against both God and the body. To say that it is not merely because one feels “constrained” is to open the door to moral relativism. Continuing along the same line of reasoning, rape is a sin as well not only because it is a sin against the body and against God, but because the rapist is violating an individual’s property (his body) and his inherent worth.
Unfortunately, feminists don’t see it that way. UNC feminists lack the moral authority to promote healthy relationships because they are relativists.