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When a Feminist Trivializes Rape

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Dear Naomi Wolf,

Imagine our relief today upon reading your letter to Interpol defending Mr. Assange over the allegations against him. Those Swedes just don't understand. C'mon -- what's wrong with "using his body weight to hold her down in a sexual manner"? Or "deliberately molested...in a way designed to violate her sexual integrity." She must have asked for it.

That's why we are so fortunate to have women like you, Ms. Wolf, who 'get it'. It's so important that we maintain our culture of victim blaming here in the U.S. When women dress suggestively, drink alcohol, or show up at a party or bar, they are asking for it. We know that.

And I'm sure the men of University of Texas particularly appreciate your help. Especially after that recent, gratuitous study by the U.S. Department of Justice citing 1 in 4 college women will be the victim of sexual assault before they graduate. That's why it was so awesome that your piece made fun of Julian Assange's victims. What better way to discourage young women from reporting attempted or successful rapes?

We are also grateful that you singled out that pesky little state of Rhode Island. Rapists hate Rhode Island, the first state to implement mandatory dating violence training for young adults.Yeah, RI Attorney General Patrick Lynch is a real buzz kill. He's even one of the 75 participants (along with The New Agenda Foundation) tomorrow in all day radio show It's Time to Talk Day designed to encourage greater public dialogue about domestic violence. Don't those national organizations know that awareness will hurt rapists and abusers?

They just don't get us like you do Ms. Wolf. We're so glad to have a feminist on our side, phew -- we thought they hated us. For now, let's just keep this our secret.

Hugs,
The Rapists