Dmitriy T.M. sent in another example, via Jezebel, of the use of hunting as a metaphor for dating/attaining sex with women. The metaphor portrays men as predators and women as prey, suggesting that women are inherently unwilling and men inherently deceitful, coercive, and aggressive. This sets the stage, discursively, for sexual assault.
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