What not to say about Lara Logan or Any Rape Victim

I couldn’t believe the filth I heard spew from Conservacunt and hate monger, Debbie Schlussel.

There really are two Americas and I want my country back from scum like Schlussel and the rest of the ultra right wing Confederacy loving neo-Nazi scum bags like her that make up the right wing propaganda machine.

From Salon: http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/feature/2011/02/15/lara_logan_rape_reaction

As news of Logan’s assault in Egypt broke, the victim-blaming machine kicked in

By Mary Elizabeth Williams

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011

On Feb. 11, CBS reporter Lara Logan was sexually assaulted and beaten in the crush of a Tahrir Square mob. She was subsequently rescued by a group of women and Egyptian soldiers, flew home the next day, and is currently recovering in a hospital. All of which is a horrendous, sickening crime. And when the news of the attack broke Tuesday afternoon, it took all of minutes before somebody decided to hinge the story on the blond reporter’s looks.

In a stunningly offensive blog post titled “Lara Logan, CBS Reporter and Warzone ‘It Girl,’ Raped Repeatedly Amid Egypt Celebration” for LA Weekly, writer Simone Wilson managed to mention Logan’s “shocking good looks and ballsy knack for pushing her way to the heart of the action” before getting to the assault itself. She then went on to imagine how it happened: “In a rush of frenzied excitement, some Egyptian protestors apparently consummated their newfound independence by sexually assaulting the blonde reporter.” Well, sure, what other motive for an assault could there be, given that Logan is, in Wilson’s words, a “gutsy stunner” with “Hollywood good looks”? And how else do Egyptians celebrate anyway but with a gang assault?  It’s not like she deserved it, but well, she is hot, right?

Perhaps Wilson was going for some postmodern commentary on the media’s obsession with attractive reporters. She did cite in her post how Mofo Politics commented, when Logan was detained in Egypt earlier this month, that  “I would totally rape her,” and she noted the New York Post’s chronicling of Logan’s robust sex life. That’s the kindest explanation for a hideously twisted bit of commentary on an assault victim, one that repulsively mingles the woman’s attractiveness and sexual history with a violent crime, and ends with the brutally off-key observation that “nobody’s invincible.”

Continue reading at: http://www.salon.com/entertainment/tv/feature/2011/02/15/lara_logan_rape_reaction

2 Responses to “What not to say about Lara Logan or Any Rape Victim”

  1. quenyar Says:

    You know, it’s just family values, like gang rape, justifiable homicide, pillage and war. These are just a few of the wonderful planks in the new Dem/GOP joint platform.
    Fashion tip: brown shirts will be so “in” this Spring.

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