Tuesday, June 10, 2014
George Will Has a Problem With Actual People
But whatever. Anyhow, he recently had a column about rape culture that was kind of dismissive and screwed up because...again, blinders on. Which makes me wonder if he ever thinks rape is a real thing. See, I think that not wanting relations and getting them anyway because "can't fight" is rape. He thinks not actually getting the piss knocked out of you in a bloody battle for your virtue is proof of your slutdom. I guess we just disagree...oh wait.
See, I remember being appalled by George Will's callous as all that attitude about rape before--it was here.
He made all sad about absent fathers in a post that revealed that sometimes fathers are rapists. And never realized that the "absent father" was possibly the source of all the problems, and that more of a rapist guy, might not actually fix shit. Maybe he wants to believe rape never happens in families. He is wrong. Maybe he wants to think rape doesn't happen when women are just incapable of saying no because they are drunk or asleep.
Oh, lots of "No". See, even five thousand years ago, in Sumeria, the goddess Inanna was considered to be raped when she was sexually violated in her sleep. and she made the culprit pay, and celebrated his eventual death at her perfectly righteous hands. If bronze age struggling people just inventing civilization recognized what rape was, I expect George Will (civilized man?) to know what it is. And if he doesn't, then he can't comment on anything, because he is ignorant. And Will-fully so.
Addendum: Oh lord, Washington Post, really? Which is, in a way, proof that there is a culture that actually thinks women need to dance on the head of a pin for their safety, instead of actively encouraging people to make a world safer for women to be in. Isn't it just likely that women marry and stay married to people who aren't actually violent assholes because they are already making rational judgments about who is a good partner, and that the single women just haven't found those better partners yet? For myopically missing all the points, I recommend a penance that involves kissing a buttload of toads.