Without Guns, Women Are Told to Urinate on Attempted Rapists

There are ways for women to reduce the risk of being raped, and most women have heard them. Everything from screaming, rape whistles, pepper spray and guns can be used for protection against potential predators. At the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, however, they have some other ideas.

On their website, the University has updated their guidelines on “What to do if you are attacked.” These guidelines now include, “Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating,” and “Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.”

Of course, seeing that rape is an act of violence, it seems highly unlikely that any of these would work. Why should women have to resort to such unlikely means of protection? Why not advise women to do whatever is necessary to protect themselves? Because, hours before these guidelines were updated, it became illegal to do so.

On Monday, the Colorado state House of Representatives passed gun control measures, stomping on Second Amendment rights across the state. One of these measures was to make it illegal to carry a concealed weapon at a public university, regardless of a permit to do so. Democratic Rep. Joe Salazar argued for this legislation to pass.

“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles,” he said. “Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun.”

Salazar must not understand what it takes to get a permit to carry concealed if he thinks that mistake would be so easily made.

So, responsible gun owners are now forbidden from protecting themselves by all means necessary, but they are allowed to urinate on their attackers. Should that terrible advice fail, the University also reminded women that “If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.” If the bills pass the Senate and are signed into law by the governor, is this what women will have to accept?

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6 Responses to “Without Guns, Women Are Told to Urinate on Attempted Rapists”

  1. Eric Coddington says:

    Our Country has gone bad in area of morals, but if you think Americans are going to allow
    women to get advise such as this Idiot mentioned and not realize elected officials have” some”
    crossed the line we will need to have them fired, and soon they with that talk will be fired, and the laws changed to make it so! What disrespect leaders will say we no longer have a right to defend our selves that leader is out right stupid and no longer fit to represent Citizens in America.
    USMC 2x Honorable Discharged Coddington Eric E Veterans across our Country are being disrespected and now our women. Your job to serve us is over when you think your job is to be
    a dictator and out right disrespect our women your job is almost done, S

  2. mark says:

    I’m confused Amelia how do you know that vomiting or urinating is “highly unlikely any of these would work”? Do you speak from experience? Where you raped and you vomited and urinated and it didn’t work. Have women tried this before and it didn’t work? The only way to actually know if it works or not is to acually try it. Which is worse being raped or vomiting and urinating? Amelia how do you know if a women has a gun she will be able to prevent a rape. What if a women pulls out her gun and she panics and that rapist uses the gun on her. Which is worse being raped or being dead? Do you speak from experience? Did you fend off a rape with a gun? Is there evidence that shows that a gun will actually prevent a rape? I look forward to your response.
    Thanks
    Mark

    • Donna says:

      Mark, let me ask you a question? Can you vomit or urinate on command? I know I can’t. RAPE IS ABOUT POWER, CONTROL and VIOLENCE with humiliation a close second.

      I have been raped, Have you? Maybe you throw up or pee your pants when you are scared, but I don’t. I either fight, run or freeze depending on the circumstances. The problem I see is that men who are not sexual predators don’t understand what rape is. Pressuring your date into having sex is not rape. Holding her down and forcing yourself into her after she says no and asks you to please stop is sexual assault.

  3. Eric Schrumpf says:

    Mark, there is a broad field of evidence that demonstrates an armed defense can prevent the commission of a crime. Here is a link to one such study. There are many others out there:

    http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/WP-Tough-Targets.pdf

    My question to you is: do you really believe that an adequate defense to rape is urinating on your attacker?… or blowing a whistle loudly? Really???

    How would you defend yourself if someone was attempting to forcibly rape you or your wife or daughter?… Cry? Perhaps shout? In these situations the attacker almost always preys upon physically weaker victims or are themselves armed as to give an advantage. Unless you are an expert in MMA and / or have a the opportunity and fortitude to go the ground and gouge an eye out of someone’s head it is my belief that a firearm is the best and most effective deterent and defense to a criminal.

    As further evidence for you: Professors James D. Wright and Peter Rossi surveyed 2,000 felons incarcerated in state prisons across the United States. Wright and Rossi reported that 34% of the felons said they personally had been “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”; 69% said that they knew at least one other criminal who had also; 34% said that when thinking about committing a crime they either “often” or “regularly” worried that they “[m]ight get shot at by the victim”; and 57% agreed with the statement, “Most criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running into the police.” (James D. Wright & Peter H. Rossi, Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms [1986].

    • Daniel says:

      Amen, brutha! You couldn’t make me smile more by saying such an intelligent statement! Maybe there is still hope for the human race!

      • Eric Schrumpf says:

        Sadly Daniel I think there is little hope. The very fact that we are even having this discussion is itself indictment against the cultural, social and moral bankruptcy facing America. We are in trouble when in the minds of millions it is better or more politically advantangeous to be a victim than a victor.

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