A Curfew for Men
November 2, 2012 8:14 AM   Subscribe

In early 2013, the [Legitimate Rape Reduction League] proposed a simple solution: a curfew for men. Every male person over the age of thirteen would be legally required to be accompanied by at least one female person over the age of eighteen when leaving his home between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
posted by desjardins (6 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: We need very badly to not have Swiftian articles on solving the complicated problem of harassment and rape as single link posts on MetaFilter. -- jessamyn

proposed a simple solution

A modest proposal, indeed.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:20 AM on November 2, 2012

We're being trolled here, right?
posted by schmod at 8:21 AM on November 2, 2012

Okay, yes, obviously not meant to be taken as a serious suggestion, but requiring men to get a woman to walk with them whenever they leave the house after dark seems like a plan with massive potential to backfire.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:22 AM on November 2, 2012

Since most rapes are committed by friends and family members, I think this would not help reduce rape.
posted by empath at 8:22 AM on November 2, 2012

Interesting idea but wouldn't it jeopardize the safety of the accompanying females? What about having dogs that attack the men when exposed to nudity or violence?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:22 AM on November 2, 2012

Is satire necessarily trolling?

This made me think about this comment from the Whatcha reading meTa: Unleash the leopards!
posted by rtha at 8:23 AM on November 2, 2012

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