During this scandal, I learned several new things about rape.
I learned that if you have done something brave and heroic in your lifetime, you are incapable of rape and it’s obviously a government conspiracy. That’s because priests obviously never sexually assault people. Neither do teachers, cub scout leaders, swimming instructors, camp counselors, computer programmers, police officers, or other people in high profile positions of authority. It just never happens, right? Look- if everyone thinks a guy is a ‘good guy’ then what the fuck else do you need, right? We shouldn’t take these claims seriously and review evidence in a court of law because everyone *knows* a good guy when they see them. That’s why rape is just so unheard of in our modern times.
Women need to just shut the hell up if someone *did* invade their body because their autonomy and life just aren’t as important any way. Look, the men are talking about vital life-altering topics. All of this blither-blather coming from the kitchen about cocks in holes they’re not supposed to be in isn’t going to do anything to help put an end to the real problems of the world.
The CIA is actually solely operated by feminist bloggers. This is why the US government takes rape claims very seriously.
All of that aside, I don’t know if a rape did occur. I don’t know and neither do you. I do know that the overwhelming majority of rapes go unreported. I know also that it is simply standard practice to do everything possible to discredit accusers, put their lives in danger, and treat them horribly for the very audacity of speaking up about a very real, true, and common crime. I know that human beings are complex; that we are capable of great good and great evil within our lifetimes. No singular act defines any of us and yet we’re all very content to operate under that belief. I support Wikileaks because I support the fight against corruption and injustice. It is because of these beliefs that I also support the right of any individual to begin the process of justice for a crime committed against them.
Frankly, I am astonished that more people are willing to put on a tin foil hat and claim that all of this is an elaborate conspiracy rather than something far simpler. One of the reasons I think this? BECAUSE I’VE ACTUALLY READ THE DOCUMENTS IN WIKILEAKS. If you’re such a staunch supporter of Wikileaks, I’m going to assume that you’ve read the documents you value so highly and noticed that these documents don’t reveal that the governments of the world are evil geniuses. They’re just assholes with a massive budget. Even if Assange is guilty AND convicted AND rendered unable to continue with this project I hope that other people will step up and continue his great work because we do need to be reminded to keep researching our opinions and keeping our leaders in check.
All of our leaders.