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  •  He probably would have said something else (4+ / 0-)

    offensive.

    Male victims of rape face different but also vile judgments and stereotypes: that they were weak not to have prevented it; that they're secretly gay or the rape made them gay; that the rape made them less men.  (And of course, if they're gay, then they must have wanted it.)

    Remember what Bill Donohue said of the pedophile priests: that the priests were just gay, because the 12-13-year-old victims were "post-pubescent."  Rape apologists will take any straw they can, whether that's impugning the character of the victim, ignoring the fact that consent matters, or pretending children are adults.

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    by cai on Mon Jun 07, 2010 at 02:26:12 AM PDT

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