Jill at Feministe deconstructs a vile piece of toxic sludge passing itself off as conservative journalism. Which is good, 'cause it means the rest of us don't have to if we don't want to subject ourselves to that racist, misogynistic bilge.
of course, I did anyway, and now I need a serious brain bleach.
What worth noting about that "article," if anything (besides the fact that it's hardly the only one, online or off, that at least tends in that direction) is the tacit admission that they may not be able to fend off the reality that yes, DNA and other physical tests are gonna show signs of rape. That they probably won’t in fact be able to get away with “nothing at all happened, she’s making it all up.”
So now spin #2 begins, pre-emptively, as it were:
This, of course, if true, will mean that it was either an easy set up for the women, or else the fervor of youthful hormones blinded everyone. In the heat of passion, well-ignited before the girls even showed up, there may have been some rough-housing. That should have been a serious tip-off.
So in other words, the stripper, who is apparently "not a person of note" as well as being an exotic dancer and therefore incapable of saying "no" to anything on the job, should have been responsible for the room full of drunken youths, on account of what, she was older? Yeah, because you certainly can't expect a twenty-year-old man to control himself in the presence of booze and a bl--ah, scarlet woman, much less a whole group of them. Really, one considers that perhaps in that case the best solution might be chastity belts for the lads, or perhaps more drastic measures. I mean, if this sort of thing is going to get in the way of the lacrosse season, and all.
But no; the "fervor of youthful hormones" (which is apparently an unstoppable and uncontrollable force, much like a tsunami) blinded everyone...by which of course fuckwad author means including the dancer. She wanted it, see. Including the "roughhousing." Otherwise she would have Just Said No.
So what I want to know now is, still: does ripping a misogynistic fuckwad's spine out through his asshole (tm Hothead) count as an expression of the "fervor of youthful hormones?" I mean, if we're clearly both excited?