Monday, June 9, 2014

Things that piss me off: George Will on rape

Read his piece of crap column here, so you can decide for yourself. 

His intro might be the most amazing part, with the bolding mine:

Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.

Think about this.  Exactly how many assault victims have you ever met who covet that status?  How many women covet being raped?

I have never been a fan of George Will, but this latest bit of wrongheaded shit is simply one too many turds this particular monkey has lobbed at those he sees as his enemies.  He's now splattering women everywhere.  Hell, he's splattering all the men who see rape as the very real, very pervasive problem it is.  I don't expect Will to apologize for this piece, but he should.  He really should.


Rosanne said...

Thank you for posting this. A lot of folks don't seem to realize that assaults are often not reported due to the shame factor, which is what leads to underreporting and the higher percentage that is the actuality he seems to wonder about. The same w/ incest and other abuse, whether mental or physical. The person it happens to has been conditioned to take the blame, and keeps quiet out of shame and fear. I think overall, we have been trained to just sweep all of these forms of abuse under the rug. I'm glad they are being brought out into the light. Then, hopefully, things will change for the better.

Mark said...

I completely agree. I think it's time to bring light to this particular societal darkness.


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