Mordechai Kedar, a professor at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, made some comments about how the only way to stop suicide bombers would be to do something unconscionable like raping the sisters or mothers of suicide bombers. He said:
The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped. It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East. I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor.
Clearly, Kedar was not suggesting that anyone actually rape the female relatives of suicide bombers. He was just making a point about how the only way to stop suicide bombers would require something that hardly anyone would seriously consider doing as was confirmed by a later statement:
A joint response with spokeswomen from Bar Ilan stated that he “did not call and is not calling to fight terror except by legal and moral means.” It also said Kedar “wanted to illustrate that there is no means of deterring suicide bombers, and using hyperbole, he gave the rape of women as an example. In order to remove all doubt: Dr. Kedar’s words do not, God forbid, contain a recommendation to commit such despicable acts. The intention was to describe the culture of death of the terror organizations. Dr. Kedar was describing the bitter reality of the Middle East and the inability of a modern and liberal law-abiding country to fight against the terror of suicide bombers.”
Despite what Kedar clearly meant, feminists in Israel are in an uproar about Kedar’s comments. This says more about feminists than it does about Kedar. Kedar is clearly against rape. He was making an anti-rape statement, but it wasn’t made in a feminist approved manner. The implication in Kedar’s words is that very few men would actually choose to commit rape. It runs counter to the feminist narrative on rape where every (straight) men is a potential rapist waiting for an opportunity to rape. It’s not enough for feminists to simply be against rape like Kedar is. To satisfy feminists, a person needs to blame all (straight) men for rape.
Another implication of Kedar’s words is that the false rape industry is real. Since Kedar’s words imply that very few men would choose to commit rape, then it means that false rape charges really do happen and are a significant portion of all rape accusations. This is something else that feminists can not allow anyone to say or even imply.
It’s unlikely that Kedar would have considered the implications of his words with respect to feminist ideology. He ended up being an example of how feminists will consider you pro-rape if you aren’t against rape in a manner approved by them where all men are considered rapists in waiting.