@paulryanvp says Forcible rape, @toddakin says #LegitimateRape, @ronpaul says honest rape. Nice.
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) August 21, 2012
Rape was so much simpler last year, when we just had rape and rape-rape. Now that we're having the War on Women Election—it's your turn again, ladies!—we have to be really cognizant of how many different kinds of rape there are and which are more serious, important and bad.
@cmranapia I am not a rape apologist. Please retract that ridiculous statement.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 16, 2010
So yes, Keith Olbermann had a chit chit with Michael Moore the other night and Moore described Julian Assange's sexual assault charges in a very incredible, not at all good way! Now it's war, reasonably—spearheaded by Awl pal Sady Doyle on behalf of, you know, women who press rape charges and are met with scorn, suspicion and undermining—with Olbermann totally unwilling to understand why people are upset.
I have never, ever seen this television program called "Glee," because I don't watch any program set in a high school. (I had to not really watch "Vampire Diaries" for a couple episodes when recently we were reminded that these 27-year-olds were actually supposed to be high school students!) But apparently "Glee"-related stuff went sort of off the rails last night? According to brave TV watcher Halle Kiefer, things got a little weird and rapey: "Sue Sylvester is obviously the best part of the show. Schuester is a whiner, Rachel be crazy, the football player is like, 'I am very old to be playing a high school student!' [...]
Whoopi Goldberg thinks "rape-rape" is bad, but if her reaction to this rape joke is any indication, even regular rape is not so amusing.