I'm vain enough to check my stats reasonably often. Not as much as when I first started writing, when ever reader was a victory, but a few times a week I check how people got here.
Usually they're searching for Brad Shipton, Clint Rickards or Bob Schollum. That people who want to know about those men find what I've written satisfies me.
There are always some upsetting searches which manage to convey a weight of racism or misogyny in so few words. I think most feminist bloggers have it worse than I do; I don't write much about pornography.
But a few days ago someone found this blog by searching for: "rape a woman" "get away with it".
I'm on the second page. He hadn't found what he was looking for in the previous 18 sites, so he checked me out. This is what he read:
For most rapists, there are no consequences, formal or informal. There are consequences for all too many women out there who try and pursue justice and safety.I'm scared he read my words and ignored what I'm saying. I know that most men who rape face no consequences. I'm terrified that this man is now going to add to that number.
So any men out there, know you can rape women with impunity, know that there is no need to treat women as human beings. I don't know if you can imagine what it's like to live as a woman knowing that, maybe you could try.