I often wonder whether Onion-style satire is infiltrating reality when I read about incidents like the one Bill Quick SteveF Steve  linked earlier. At the University of Connecticut, a team logo featuring a Husky dog is being seriously criticized on the ground that it promotes “rape culture”:

In an open letter to UC President Susan Herbst, self-described feminist student Carolyn Luby wrote that the redesigned team logo will intimidate women and empower rape culture.

In her letter to the president, she goes on to say that “I know what it feels like to have a real life Husky look straight through you and to feel powerless.” Wow. She is almost bragging about feeling powerless. Dogs like guns, can be used for protection, right?    Assuming there is such a thing as “rape culture,” you might think she would want to have Huskies make rapists feel powerless, but whatever.

Says Bill Quick SteveF,

Sadly, it doesn’t seem to be parody. I’d be delighted to learn otherwise.

I’ve enjoyed the story so much that I’d almost be disappointed if it was parody.

But isn’t it unintentional self parody?

Anyway, the whole thing made me curious about precisely what “rape culture” is, and how dogs could “empower” it.

I should know better than to be curious about such nonsense.

According to the Encyclopedia of Rape:

The term ‘rape culture’ originated in the 1970s during the second wave feminist movement and is often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.[10] The concept appeared in multiple forms of media during the mid-1970s.

Well that settles it! If contemporary American culture is “rape culture,” then all American dogs are guilty.

CORRECTION: Daily Pundit’s SteveF was the author of the post and not Bill Quick.

Post corrected accordingly.