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Comment of the Day: The SlutWalk Debate

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We reported on the Houston SlutWalk, a march against the idea that women "are asking for it" when it comes to rape and the way they might dress.

One reader defended the idea that provocative dress can invite rape; another reacted to her.

Hjenks wrote:

Women like you are the reason why men can't evolve. You give them the excuse. Well, as a woman and a mother of a teenage daughter, I can only hope that your daughters don't have to go through this cancerous form of thinking that you breed. "Slutty" could be interpreted as anything that shows skin, for some men. It's all open for interpretation. You really insult men by comparing them to a rodent with a brain designed for pure survival and not for humane thinking. We're human, stupid, get a biology lesson.

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