Sunday, June 21, 2009

Safety First

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?

11 comments:

Matt said...

Do pinky swears mean nothing to you??????

moooooog35 said...

I'm guessing the round of 'rock/paper/scissors' you played to see who gets to stick what in her first MAY have tipped her off.

Next time, keep the game to the men's room.

Helpful tip.

Taylor said...

Funny, funny.

Ben said...

I got a murderer to pinky swear not to kill me. Then we got ice cream and played with puppies.

Don't underestimate it.

justjp said...

Lol, Moog! Seriously, a pinky swear? Oh, there are some f-ed up broads out there.

lacochran said...

Oh, pinky swears totally work. You can't break that.

I swear.

I pinky swear.

Deutlich said...

I swear, people are s.p.e.c.i.a.l.

also? I keep getting your posts late in my feed, then 2-3 at a time

greader sucks today

Andhari said...

Pinky swear only makes guys wanna rape you.
Why? It's cute right? Pinky swear?

surviving myself said...

$100 says random girl is into rape fantasies.

I'm just saying.

OhMyLaughter said...

Maybe she THOUGHT she was being funny/witty...Either way. Weird.

Another trick girls use if a guy they aren't interested in is flirting with them, make a comment that won't go over well...
but she came with, so I guess she wasn't doing that.

zwinggi said...

i suppose if you bring things up first, the chances of it being sprung on you are less... i mean, bring up how dis-interested in rape you are, and the chances that he'll use rape to try to impress you will most likely diminish.