That Seal Was Real

August 22, 2012 8:29 pm

I was shocked to see parts of the very Left which regularly slams patriarchy, and condemns sexism and misogyny, unconditionally defending a man who has been accused of rape. I was shocked seeing parts of the Left defending a man who had unprotected sex with a woman who had specifically not consented to having unprotected sex. A man who initiated sex with a woman who was asleep. A man who admits these things, and does not call them rape! And this Left was not even mentioning the word rape – as if it’s not important, as if the wrongs and rights of this man canceled each other out.

I was shocked to see this Left coming up with every excuse in the book for this man. That sometimes people admit to things they haven’t actually done, that the women were CIA agents, that one of them even had the audacity to look happy and throw a party in the days after allegedly being sexually assaulted.

As a woman, this sent me a clear message: if you happen to be sexually assaulted by a man who has done good political things, you better not speak up. Because you will be silenced. You will be called a liar, and people will support the man, because powerful men can get away with these things.


When the Left apologises for Assange (via commiebabe)

Here are my thoughts on this matter:

  • Wikileaks is a very, very good thing and should definitely be a praiseworthy endeavour.
  • Julian Assange has been accused of rape and as such, should be tried for rape.
  • Anyone accused of rape should get tried for rape. Julian Assange, Dominique Strauss-Khan, anyone. I don’t care if he is the pope, if he is accused of rape, he should be tried for it.
  • Julian Assange should not be extradited to the US under any circumstances.

(via breakmyfall)

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