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Wonkette Writer Forgives Bill Clinton For Rape ... Because It Was the '80s!

Rape is an ugly crime. It’s brutal and vile, something no one should tolerate. However, it’s become clear through the years that for some people, it’s really a matter of who stands accused of it. Even if it’s not “rape-rape.”

However, many left-leaning people have been remarkably consistent on the subject of rape — they believe that women should always be believed, no matter what. Even Hillary Clinton said as much.

She didn’t live up to her statement, though — and she has since had all mentions of her statement scrubbed from her campaign website.

Why? Probably because, as the whole world knows, Hillary herself tried to discredit the women who accused her husband of the vicious crime.

No worries for Hillary, though, as some people are willing to back her on anything. Rebecca Schoenkopf of the left-leaning site Wonkette, in a piece titled “Let’s Talk About Juanita Broaddrick,” plays the role of, yes, rape apologist:

I can absolutely see Bill Clinton doing this (then, not now) and not even thinking of it as rape, but thinking of it as dominant, alpha sex. I can see a LOT of men doing that during that time period, before we started telling them in the ’80s, “hey, that is rape, do not do that.” I can see YOUR NICE GRANDPA doing that, back then.

“Alpha sex”? Really?

Folks — rapists who raped in the ’80s knew they were raping.

Don’t believe me? What do you think Bill Clinton would have done if someone had “alpha sex” with his wife or mother?


But wait — Schoenkopf has more evil to spew:

“Rape is about power, not sex.” For those for whom it’s about power, those are the serial rapist guys, and they hate women and want to punish us. But I don’t think that’s in every case. I think good men can rape, and be sorry, and not do it again. This is very bad feminism.

Bad feminism? Well, I’m not a feminist. Schoenkopf’s words are just plain bad.

Again, there’s still more:

To sum up, I think Bill Clinton could very well have raped Juanita Broaddrick; that it doesn’t make him an evil man, or irredeemable (I’m Catholic; we’re all forgiven, if we’re sorry, and Broaddrick says Bill Clinton personally called her up to apologize). It doesn’t even necessarily make him a bad feminist — you know, later, once he stops doing that.

So the rapist says he’s sorry — and he not only gets to be free, but to live in the White House again?

Because he’s otherwise a feminist, except FOR HIS RAPE?

Assuming Broaddrick’s allegations are true, and Schoenkopf says she somewhat believes them, a phoned apology doesn’t erase the trauma of being forced to have sex against your will. It just doesn’t. Accused rapists being tried in a court of law don’t get to go home if they say: “You know, I’m sorry. I really shouldn’t have done that.”

Instead, what happens is people like you and me — and probably Schoenkopf, if her precious Clintons aren’t involved — get outraged because rapists don’t receive sufficient prison sentences.

However, Schoenkopf — who is known for bizarre antics, apparently — isn’t most of us.

Instead — after saying she doesn’t believe a girl who claims Donald Trump raped her when she was 13 — Schoenkopf writes: “How’s that for fair and balanced?”

Balanced? Maybe, sorta, if you squint. But fair? Yeah, I’d use the word “fair” to describe the piece. Fairly insane.

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