Man-Made Evil

What if the only meaning for rape was this plant species? What kind of world would that be!

Christine de Pizan
Sep 11, 2021
3 min read

Man-Made Evil

I am ... troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest. It would be hard to believe that such great villainy is actually pleasant for them.

- Christine de Pizan (1364-1440)

Contrasted Meanings and Definitions are Far From Benign - A planksip Conversation

Contrasted Meanings and Definitions are Far From Benign

Man-Made Evil

Inspired by Christine de Pizan's (1364-1440) quote, "I am ... troubled and grieved when men argue that many women want to be raped and that it does not bother them at all to be raped by men even when they verbally protest. It would be hard to believe that such great villainy is actually pleasant for them". The titled responsion is "Man-Made Evil", is there any other explanation for such a horrific rationalization?

Christine de Pizan - planksip
Christine de Pizan was an Italian French late medieval author. Her most famous literary works are The Book of the City of Ladies and The Treasure of the City of Ladies.
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Rape is a very contentious topic, especially for the victims. Instead let's focus on the plant, not to avoid the topic, but to illustrate to the reader that one form of rape is vastly different that the other.

Rapeseed, also known as rape, oilseed rape, and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola, is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae, cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed. It is the third-largest source of vegetable oil and the second-largest source of protein meal in the world.

What if the only meaning for rape was this plant species? What kind of world would that be!


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