This Bloomberg story by John Lauerman and Jennifer Surane about sexual assault and hook-up culture on college campuses contains the worst two paragraphs I've read all day:
Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders, said Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University. While everyone condemns sexual assault, there seems to be an assumption among female students that they shouldn’t have to protect themselves by avoiding drunkenness and other risky behaviors, he said.
“Do I deserve to have my bike stolen if I leave it unlocked on the quad?” Herries, 22, said. “We have to encourage people not to take on undue risk.”
Here's a tip: Comparing women to objects is never OK. And men should feel an immense amount of responsibility about sexual assault. Because men commit the vast majority of sexual assaults. Not 51 percent. Not 70 percent. The article says "about 99 percent of rapes are committed by men." Men* don't need excuses to rape, or to objectify women. Men will make up excuses to explain why they sexually assault women. If every woman on earth became a teetotaler overnight, if every woman in America wore burqas, if every woman stayed inside from dusk through dawn, men would still sexually assault women. Our culture is broken, and until men take responsibility for their actions, it will remain broken. Stop whining, grow up, and help solve the problem. Help make your brothers and friends and sons understand that this kind of behavior is not acceptable, and stop making excuses for rapists. Be a man.
* First person to write "not all men" in the comments gets a digital slap upside the motherfucking head.