The cartoon here —
was meant as humor,
but there are people who really believe that …
and who teach their sons/daughters/ students to believe it too.
I’ve also met people who disbelieve what the cartoon says,
but who state with pride that they have determinedly chosen to teach
that disbelieved claim (as true) to their children and students anyway:
“I know it’s untrue and even ridiculous, but it needs to be believed
beyond the possibility of eventual rejection.”
Is there such a thing as mind-rape?
And, when it’s practiced on boys and girls,
can it be prosecuted under the laws against raping children?