“The following day, I attended a workshop about preventing gender violence, facilitated by Katz. There, he posed a question to all of the men in the room: “Men, what things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?” Not one man, including myself, could quickly answer the question. Finally, one man raised his hand and said, “Nothing.” Then Katz asked the women, “What things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?” Nearly all of the women in the room raised their hand.
It’s tragic that women feel they have to constantly think of themselves as victims in order to protect themselves. Not that I’m not grateful for the men in my life who constantly watch out for me, who ask me to please stay safe and careful, but… it’s sad they even feel it necessary to do things like that.
I can’t help but think that this is somewhat related to the whole “well, Charles is in a chair, he can’t do anything anymore” thing that came up a while ago during sequel discussion. In which case - you know, I’m pretty sure Charles’ strengths really have nothing to do with his ability to walk.
Getting more and more apprehensive about this. I love Charles, and I would hate for him to get sidelined. They already dismiss Professor X way too much in the original X-Men Trilogy. D: