I know that it is criminally easy to make fun of Vice President Joe Biden. That is not my specific intent. Rather it is to offer a conservative solution to the problem that ole dumb Joe identified:
Rape is not the kind of problem that police prevent. We would be infinitely more successful in attacking the problem by making our women more resistant to rape. Given all the noise about the child obesity epidemic hardening our women could begin in schools. Teach kickboxing, karate, and self-defense to our girls instead of field hockey, volleyball, and badminton. We’re already blowing around $12,000 per student without much return on that investment, why not change the curriculum to benefit students?
If we really want to rape-proof our young girls, we could teach them to shoot. For what we pay to put these kids through school, we could suspend some of the soft subjects (visual arts, performing arts) and with the savings, buy each girl her own lightweight .38 pistol and train her to use it.
If parents have an aversion to turning their young girls into self-confident pistoleros, then we could substitute pepper spray. It might be easier for the squeamish leftists to accept if they think of shooting rapists as a really, really late-term abortion conducted by a skilled amateur.
While some may think this a sexist solution, I do believe in separating boy things and girl things. We could similarly occupy boys with baseball, football, boxing, and rifle marksmanship. If we really wanted to give the Nation a boost – pugil stick training.
We could use the existing Troops-to-Teachers program to provide the talent. The military discharges tens of thousands of competent shooting instructors and dynamite role models every year (another two-fer).
Liberals (Democrats, Progressives, Socialists, whatever) like Joe Biden are capable from time-to-time of identifying a problem. What liberals are never good at it identifying and implementing solutions.