But the reason i wrote this is, it’s amusing that the ease and frequency with which rape is used as a metaphor for say, abuse of power, doesn’t enlighten and habituate representatives and media to locate ACTUAL rape in the context of power, control, aggression and hegemony!!! Clearly you understand the concept to joke about it and use it in everyday parlance and then go ahead and inject it into national tv too. So why does real rape become about, well we know what it becomes about. So then I think maybe they only imagine violence or violation and use it. But then, you never hear “sodomy” being used to describe what’s happening to the nation. Nope, bad word.
I dont know the specific context of this observation, it is very astute in essense, but “rape” is not the only term used to describe a specific form of abuse of power, other words used are “fucked”,”buggered” and more depending on language, context and person.
It is however, a very good question, why are people suddenly all about what she was wearing when hearing of sexual assault when they clearly know what it is about?
here masculinity is not to be thought of as a descriptor of “men” but a certain desirable system of power representing a party/ideology’s aggressive aspiration of what a nation should be/do.
By this definition, Masculinity=Nationalism.
Also, I find it odd, if masculinity does not stand for “man”, but for violent, power-hungry,behavior, why call it masculinity? Is this inherent to men? if so, you are describing men, if not, why are you calling it masculinity?