The following transcript is an exact conversation between a friend of mine and a random girl at a baseball game.
Friend - Hey after the game we are heading to the Flats, want to join?
Random Girl - Ok, but you have to pinky swear not to rape me.
Friend - Haha
Random Girl - No, I'm serious.
I am fairly certain the pinky swear is the worst of all anti-rape methods. I think the only method worse than that is to roofie yourself and play dead.
I'm not making light of rape - I am just hoping that girls understand that they aren't a pinky swear away from safety. "No means no" does not have a pinky swear clause that I'm aware of. What an extremely serious issue to simplify down to a pinky swear. It's like taking a pinky swear from North Korea about their nuclear weapons.
But even beyond that - who brings up rape to a guy they're flirting with. I felt like my friends and I were the worst people on earf that this poor girl wouldn't even talk to my buddy without a pinky swear for safety. I mean we aren't the best looking guys in the world but I can promise we aren't THAT sleezy.
A promise isn't enough?
How about a pinky swear?