Assange, Rape, Feminism and the Left
This is by Sarah AB over at Harry’s Place, and I really do not have a great deal to add to it, except that some of these snippets raise my hair. (She also links to some excellent pieces.)
The willingness of people to explain away, excuse, diminish, denigrate, or otherwise not deal with, rape charges against people they are inclined to like, or that interfere with their political concepts, is a pretty thoroughly non-partisan problem. In some of these quotes, I hear echoes of Akin’s ilk—the insistence that it’s just too hard to know what consent is, and that women are to be assumed liars and drama queens if you don’t care for what they’re saying.
I’m not surprised. I’ve met people like this. But I am always disappointed, and angry.