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Victim blaming takes on new meaning as Washington’s pretentious rag hosts more misogyny and rape culture from the right. Sexual assault ‘victimhood’ [sic] is now a coveted status that confers privileges says the Post’s columnist George F. Will.
Condemning the Obama administration and claiming it is riding to the rescue of “sexual assault” victims (as if helping rape survivors is a bad thing), George Will describes the recent spate of rapes as a “hookup culture” – a “cocktail of hormones, alcohol…”
Clearly the 72-year-old gentleman has never been raped.
— The RINJ Foundation (@RapeIsNoJoke) June 11, 2014
Toronto – June 10, 2014 19:59 hrs. – The RINJ Foundation board met and discussed over the weekend and finally decided today on a boycott of the “Washington Post” after reading the Posts’ irresponsible rebuttal to criticism of George Will’s Friday column.
It is the Foundation’s position that being a rape survivor is not a status to be coveted under any circumstance.
Victim blaming must end in the West’s media before the scourge of rape elsewhere on the globe comes to an end. Glorifying rape and blaming future victims of this heinous crime is the essence of the problem. We call it a “Rape Culture”. We accuse the Washington Post of promoting “Rape Culture”.
We are trying to tell people in India not to rape as two girls are taken down from a hanging tree, meanwhile George Will says “victimhood” is a coveted status.
The Post’s Fred Hiatt said Will’s Friday column “achieved the goal of a good op-ed by sparking a [discussion]” but The RINJ Foundation’s position is unequivocal: rape is unacceptable–no discussion.
The RINJ Foundation urges all its supporters and corporate contributors to cancel advertising in the “Washington Post” until such time as the ‘Post’ exhibits a more rape-adverse moral compass, adopting a more realistic and law abiding approach to the topic of rape and apologizes to all rape survivors for it’s cavalier attitude toward their pain and suffering.
In all of the thousands of rape survivors we have encountered, none felt their status was to be coveted.
The RINJ Foundation
— The RINJ Foundation (@RapeIsNoJoke) June 10, 2014
George F Will, who pretends to be a cutsy academic altruist while making money spewing ultra-conservative claptrap based on the barefoot-in-the-kitchen-role-for-women the Neo-Cons favour, now has gone overboard essentially promoting violence against women in colleges. “Raped at college… meh not a big deal,… didn’t happen… so what…”
RINJ Foundation (RINJ.org) volunteers saw the Post similarly deal with a case of rape & murder in its own family!
How does George Will’s attitude help anyone? While it sells papers it’s also a cultural belief. The neo-con elite believe this paradigm of misogyny and applaud Will.
Don’t read his articles; don’t watch Will on ABC or Fox and spit on every copy of the Washington Post you see.
Don’t advertise in the “Post”.
Some of us remember the coverage from the Washington Post when we investigated the death of Post worker Alison Thresher who was probably killed by the man who was raping her 12 year old daughter. Thresher worked for the post. The rape counts for which Fernando Asturizaga was convicted and sentenced to many years in prison were just part of the story. We picked Fernando Asturizaga as the murderer of Alison Thresher, the (child) rape survivor’s mother. The Washington Post was disinterested and unsupportive. Sort of like, “…whaaateeever…” https://rinj.org/18/