Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fume No. 1

Hello, and welcome to my fumes. I would, at this point in time, like to address the group of people who are known as my “peers” and inform them that they are insensitive, pigheaded asswipe jerk wads through the use of statistics, logic, and reason.

Said peers think rape jokes are hilarious. I argue that they aren’t, but apparently I “don’t get it” because I’m “female”.

I will be going through the statistics from two sites, RAINN and darknesstolight. I will wrongly be assuming gender binaries and will be going through 4 different ways (two for each set of statistics) to explain how you, my peers, that you are fucking idiots.

Let’s start with RAINN’s statistics. From there, we see that 1 in 6 women is raped in her life time. Now, I know it’s hard for you to imagine all the women in your life, so please pull up facebook or equivalent and look at all the females who you consider friends. If none of them have told you about being raped, there two possibilities. 1. None of them have been raped 2. They have been raped, and have chosen not to tell you because you are the one who “does not get it”. Why share something about yourself with someone who will just mock you?

So, back to the statistics, let’s assume that we’re in a classroom, before class. For the hell of it, let’s say this room seats about 120 people, and about 40 of people are women. The probability that no woman in that room has been raped is (5/6)^40, or about .068%. This means that the probability that at least one woman in that room has been raped is 99.93%. By making a rape joke, there is a 99.93% chance that a female rape survivor, your peer, is hearing you and might be triggered. That’s a mighty large risk you’re pulling, there.

Now, let’s look at the “man statistics”. RAINN states that 1 out of 33 men will be raped in their lifetime. Don’t fucking start with me that men “can’t be raped”. Using the same idea, the probability that there are no men in the room who are rape survivors is (32/33)^80, or 8.53%. This means the probability of at least one male in the class having been raped is 91.47%, which is again, a very large probability that you are triggering one of you “male bros”, a rape survivor.

Ignoring how “funny” you think something is, you are inconsiderate of your fellow peer’s right to learn, since they are now spending the entire class period being triggered. (If they are somehow strong enough to not be triggered to your stupidity, then more power to them)

Now let’s use the other set of statistics. Darknesstolight states that 1 in 4 women have been raped by the time they’re 18 and 1 in 6 men for the same time frame. Using the mighty power of statistics, this means that there is a 99.99899% chance you are triggering a female rape survivor and a 99.99995% chance you are triggering a male rape survivor.

Now, let’s take these statistics and figure out the likelyhood that you’re triggering at least one person in the room. Using RAINN’s statistics, (formula: 100% - (probability of not triggering a female) * (probability of not triggering a male)) there is a whopping 99.94% chance (using RAINN’S stats) to 99.9999999495% chance (using Darknesstolight’s statistics) that you are triggering at least one person in this hypothetical room.

Way to go, jerk.


1 comment:

  1. This is a great post. (Here via Shakesville.)