I’m grossed out all over again. A famous male porn star has been accused of rape by multiple women, and guess what clueless men are saying now?
(Trigger warnings all over the place…it’s ugly stories all around)
Jesus, why not file a fucking police report instead of tweeting this? You're fucking disgusting, what a fucking idiot. @stoya
— Steven Bonnell II (@Steven_Bonnell) November 29, 2015
Jesus, why not file a fucking police report instead of tweeting this? You’re fucking disgusting, what a fucking idiot.
So familiar…we got the exact same noise when women stepped forward to accuse Michael Shermer of rape and sexual harassment. The same crap about conference anti-harassment guidelines. You aren’t allowed to say anything — you’re supposed to sit back and wait for Official Law People to do everything, despite the fact that years may have passed, those Official Law People did nothing, the Official Law People have a reputation for trivializing sexual offenses against women…and women who actually had sex? Those sluts had it coming.
It gets worse.
— Tilly lawless (@tilly_lawless) November 29, 2015
Once a woman has had sex, apparently her “cavities” are all public property, not belonging to her anymore. There’s another, similar case going on: ex-fighter War Machine is in court, claiming that his brutal assault on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack wasn’t rape, because she was a porn star who liked rough sex. He broke her face and left her hospitalized, but he doesn’t think that was anything she should have objected to.
You can’t win. If women have sex, they become sexual property. If they don’t have sex, if they mention that they don’t want children, then failure to perform certain physiological functions is grounds for harassment.
Why aren’t all women throwing open their windows and screaming at the world? None of this makes any sense.
Ooh, also: I learned a new metaphor, the missing stair. That’s useful and powerful.
There sure are a lot of missing stairs in the atheist/skeptic communities, but we’re getting better about pointing them out. It’s too bad the landlords don’t do anything about actually fixing them.