Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Quote of the Day

Jill and Amanda

Amynda Marcotte and Jill Filipovic taken to task

"The Duke Rape Case is a rallying cry because, according to the MRAs, it proves that men are constantly being falsely accused of rape.

I suppose so. But let's not forget that feminists made it into a rallying cry before it became evident that the charges were bogus."

Actually, it became the rallying cry because feminists and elements influenced by feminism refused to back off as exculpatory information came to be known, and as the incriminating evidence which Nifong represented that he had assembled began to be exposed as not very incriminating at all. The less likely - from the evidence - that a rape occurred and that these three perpetrated it, the more entrenched the feminists became, with talk of "white privilege" and "rich boys" as if the same had anything to do with the fact of whether they penetrated the woman without her consent.

It became clear to reasonable people - that is, the vast majority of people - that no rape actually occurred, and that the continued demand by feminists for the effective ends of the lives of these young men was not grounded in facts or evidence, but in some twisted, pathological resentment and hatred beyond reason - hatred of young men who are considered successful and who probably get the attention of young women without much effort and supine, approval seeking behavior of the sort of which Fecke is fond. See also, Kobe Bryant.

To this day Marcotte and Jill will not concede that the facts and evidence are an insufficient grounds upon which to continue to accuse these three young men of a heinous crime. I believe Jill's words are "something happened that night" or some such. I believe Marcotte wrote something to the effect that even if the Duke three were innocent in fact, she did not consider their ordeal significant, nor does she empathise with them. I get the sense that neither really have much compunction about false accusations against "priviliged" and "entitled" men, and that Marcotte may quietly consider it a legitimate means of fighting her vagina uprising.

So, the point of MRAs and, well, normal men regarding the Duke matter is that credible facts and evidence regarding the actual, physical occurrence of a rape isn't a necessary predicate to have the whole feminist rape-lynching apparatus come down upon you in full force, and that if you don't have access to hundreds of thousands of Dollars for attorneys and investigators to comb the record, you may lose your freedom as the result of a single false accusation.

Progressive Debate 103 - Comments deleted from Shakesville by Melissa McEwan

Comment #1

ginmar, So am I allow to say If [wo]men don't want to have children they should use BC or is there a double standard.
And how do you defend this.
Florida Supreme Court: Man Must Pay Child Support For Kid That Isn’t His

Comment #2

I see Melissa is using the progressive debate technique of deleting comments.

And you who object to men being released from any financial obligation for children or male reproductive freedom what do you think of this feminist who had a abortion for financial reasons.
My immediate response was, I cannot have triplets. I was not married; I lived in a five-story walk-up in the East Village; I worked freelance; and I would have to go on bed rest in March. I lecture at colleges, and my biggest months are March and April. I would have to give up my main income for the rest of the year. There was a part of me that was sure I could work around that. But it was a matter of, Do I want to?
I looked at Peter and asked the doctor: ''Is it possible to get rid of one of them? Or two of them?'' The obstetrician wasn't an expert in selective reduction, but she knew that with a shot of potassium chloride you could eliminate one or more.

Feminist debate

The comments on this post are open to feminist and pro-feminist posters only. If you’re not a feminist and want to leave a comment, you may do so at the identical post on Creative Destruction.

And more BS from these guys on the Duke Lacrosse Rape Hoax.

Links of the Day

More IU Coverage in the NY Times
GOP To Take On Hillary’s 1992 Eavesdropping
Sham on the Hill
Huh? MRA's Advocate Rape and Assault???
What a Bitch
Truly Bizarre Stories
LIVES; When One Is Enough

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Links of the Week

When The Legends Don't Die
That’ll show us
Fallen Soldier MSNBC Used for 'Gotcha' Game With Rep. Blackburn Did Not Live in Her District
No Warrantless Breath Tests for Non-Motorists
Love notes from the left
NRA the Victim of Sloppy Hill Staffers
More unintended irony from Sullivan
Ahmadinejad’s Spin Docs Are Operating
Bill Clinton Uses Threat Of Lawsuit, Presidential Seal To Intimidate Restaurant Owner
Bubba gets testy
Katrina vanden Heuvel’s Inadvertent Humor Rag
Behind the Numbers (September Edition)
Clintons and “thugs” not good for a campaign
Juan Cole, The Dumbest Ph.D. in History
NASA’s James Hansen Claims He’s Being 'Swift-boated' by Critics
Stupid University Tricks: How Columbia Routinely Chills Speech It Doesn't Like
Murtha To Testify In Marine Defamation Case
Al Gore: Not interested in dissentested in dissent
Leftist hypocrisy again
Lies repeated often enough
Clarence Thomas: Liberal Progressives Are As Bad As Old South Racists
The new peace paradigm is working!
Harry Reid’s tin ear 
Clarence Thomas on middle-class white women who think they're "oppressed."
Fake war hero Tom Harkin smears Rush Limbaugh
Sauce For The Goose
Al Gore: Sleazebag Liar?
Video: Spicoli defends Chavez’s shutdown of opposition TV station
John Kerry Gained Fame Via ‘Phony Soldiers’
Will Antiwar Vets Group Use Phony Soldiers In Attacks on Rush?
The N&O, Newsweek & plagiarism