March 24, 2015

WELL, GIVEN THAT THE ACTUAL VICTIM WAS AN INNOCENT FRAT SMEARED AND ASSAULTED BY TERESA SULLIVAN’S BROWNSHIRTS, OKAY: Dem Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Let’s not blame the victim in this bogus UVA/Rolling Stone rape story.

But, of course, what Sen. Gillibrand really means is don’t blame me, for making political hay out of this now obviously made-up story. “Gillibrand et al. not wanting to deny Jackie her ‘victim’ status is also a function of them wanting to cover their own asses for having uncritically accepted the Rolling Stone UVA rape story. If Jackie’s a sympathetic figure even now, well, then the torches-and-pitchforks crowd really shouldn’t bear any blame for having viciously attacked Rolling Stone’s skeptics as rape enablers who might as well have been in the room at Phi Kappa Psi while Jackie was being assaulted. They reacted harshly only because they care so much about making sure that skepticism didn’t discourage genuine rape victims from coming forward. Gillibrand describing Jackie as a victim is a vestige of that attitude. Skepticism towards any accusation, for whatever reason, must be resisted to the bitter end and even beyond the bitter end, when the whole world knows what Jackie really did, and why.”

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