Via Ophelia Benson, a protest against sexual assault in Cairo turned to shit when a mob of men attacked the marchers. Benson asks,
What is the matter with them? What the hell is their point – that assaulting women is good? That women’s wish not to be assaulted is evil and deserving of punishment in the form of assault?
Yes, I think that about covers it. I think the assaulting men wished to convey the message that women who ask not to be assaulted are evil and will be punished with more assault. We don’t want them thinking they own their lives and get to leave the house whenever they want. Soon they might start thinking they’re actual human beings, or something.