Our culture does not value wisdom, in actuality it knows nothing of wisdom. If wise words are brought up during a conversation (read: argument) it is even ridiculed and attack as an attack itself, rather than sage advice we all should heed.
Let’s take the blame the victim meme that’s so popular in feminist diatribes. We all know it, the feminist back lash if you acknowledge that if a girl wears certain outfits and puts herself in a vulnerable position, I.e. gets plastered drunk at a frat house and ends up getting raped and one was to suggest the chick shouldn’t have placed herself in such circumstances, than whoever says such is labelled a victim blamer and a misogynist. Sane people hate this, yet don’t know how to rebuts this onslaught of irrational behavior which causes them to recoil on their stance, and back track and offer apologies.
The correct response to this is wisdom, and whether the people choose to listen or not is there choice, but there should never be an apology for dropping some wisdom.
It is not victim blaming. It is always more difficult and near impossible to control others, it is very easy and very possible to control oneself. Now with that reality, what is the wisest course of action? Trying to control oneself, or others?
Personal responsibility is not something that feminists promote which shows their lack of caring towards their own group – they try to foolishly bend the will of everyone else so that girls can do what ever they like, because they should be free to do so.
They are free to do so, as men are as well, but I’m not gonna walk down a bad Neighbourhood flashing $100 bills yo’. For that would be foolish, and would increase my odds of being robbed.
The anti-victim blaming meme is one of fantasy, it believes that violence and danger is something we can irradiate with thoughts, words and tantrums. Over our history, we should know this is an impossibility.
It is one selfs responsibility to keep themselves safe as much as possible, not trying to morph ones idealism into others that think the law doesn’t apply to them.
It always takes two to tango, and advice to young women on how to better protect themselves should not be attacked or met with butthurt accusations of being victim blaming.
Being free to do whatever we want doesn’t mean we should do whatever we want. Denying reality has many dangers, this example being the most severe.