24 Sep 2018

Is it Wrong to not “Believe Women”?

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If you think that, you must not have read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” points out Ashe Schow in the Washington Examiner.

Atticus Finch is a monster. Sure, he’s one of history’s most beloved literary characters (he was even played by Gregory Peck in a film adaptation) but he’s also, to use the parlance of our time, history’s greatest rape apologist. …

With the increasing focus on sexual assault, if “To Kill A Mockingbird” were taught in women’s studies classes today, Finch would have to be labeled the villain of the book for not accepting at face value an accuser’s tale of rape and for posing difficult, painful questions to her on the witness stand.

Finch was the defense attorney for Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Ewell and her father both claimed that Robinson beat and raped her, but Finch dared question the account.

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Dick the Butcher

Judge Kavanaugh is being lynched on false rape claims the same as were hundreds of black men in 19th and early 20th century south.

I know. I’m a racist.



Seattle Sam

New movie: To Kill An`Apapane starring Mazie Hirono. Filmed on the island of Oahu, Senator Hirono sends a Mainlander to prison after a Native Hawaiian girl accuses him of leeringly asking her if she’d like to get Lei’d.



Lee

How about the real story, that ended in a brutal murder: Emmett Till.



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