A BBC radio presenter on Monday said that women sometimes just need to understand men a little better in order to avoid being raped.
“I think women need to be more aware of a man’s sexual desire that when you’re in that position that you are about to engage in sexual activity there’s a huge amount of energy in the male body, there’s a huge amount of will and intent, and it’s very difficult for many men to say no when they are whipped up into a bit of a storm,” Conrad said. “It’s the old adage about if you yank a dog’s tail then don’t be surprised when it bites you.”
After placing a little bit of blame on the victims, Conrad then turned to feminists.
“The feminists who — hijack may be a bit of a strong word — but jump on these kind of arguments and appear to be quite anti-men neglect that very important part of the argument, even though it’s a reduced part of the argument,” he said. “And the onus has to be on the men. And the men must be condemned if a woman says no, and they persist, and that’s absolutely abhorrent.”
He gives feminists a little bit of an out and says that in their anger, they forget that men just can’t control themselves.
“In their fury against men and masculinity they actually forget to stop and say if you tease, if you jump into bed naked with a man, if you give him all the signals and then he acts upon them, then you are partially responsible,” he said, later adding that there are cases when men do go too far.
Conrad then gave one final piece of advice: “If you don’t wish to give out the wrong signals, it’s best probably to keep your knickers on and not get into bed with him.”
The BBC apologized for Conrad comments, but said that they did not receive any formal complaints about his remarks.
“BBC management has made it clear to Nick that some of his comments were very ill-judged and he has apologised for any offence that may have been caused,” a spokesman for BBC Radio Norfolk told The Mirror.
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