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Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:40 AM

George Will: Sexual assault victims enjoy ‘coveted status’ on college campuses

In a column published in both the Washington Post and New York Post, Fox News contributor George Will dismissed claims of college sexual assault –using ‘scare quotes’ around the term– while stating students see victimhood as a “coveted status.”

Writing that college administrators are being “educated by Washington,” Will writes, “they are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous” they are promoting the idea that victimhood is “a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.”

Relating the story of a Swarthmore coed who was coerced into sex after saying “no,” Will dismissed her claim of “sexual assault” claiming it was part of the “hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/09/george-will-sexual-assault-victims-enjoy-coveted-status-on-college-campuses/


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Reply George Will: Sexual assault victims enjoy ‘coveted status’ on college campuses (Original post)
Brainstormy Jun 2014 OP
shenmue Jun 2014 #1
trumad Jun 2014 #2
hlthe2b Jun 2014 #7
demigoddess Jun 2014 #12
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2014 #3
GeorgeGist Jun 2014 #4
randys1 Jun 2014 #5
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2014 #6
aikoaiko Jun 2014 #11
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2014 #15
FourScore Jun 2014 #17
justhanginon Jun 2014 #8
eShirl Jun 2014 #9
sinkingfeeling Jun 2014 #10
Crunchy Frog Jun 2014 #13
Enthusiast Jun 2014 #16
Arugula Latte Jun 2014 #21
Paladin Jun 2014 #14
tosh Jun 2014 #27
Paladin Jun 2014 #32
FourScore Jun 2014 #18
City Lights Jun 2014 #19
kelliekat44 Jun 2014 #23
Zorra Jun 2014 #20
niyad Jun 2014 #22
elehhhhna Jun 2014 #24
dawg Jun 2014 #25
Blue Owl Jun 2014 #26
kelliekat44 Jun 2014 #29
3catwoman3 Jun 2014 #28
theHandpuppet Jun 2014 #30
yellowcanine Jun 2014 #31
redqueen Jun 2014 #34
Arkana Jun 2014 #33
gerogie2 Jun 2014 #35
Scuba Jun 2014 #36
mythology Jun 2014 #37

Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:42 AM

1. Whaaaaat?!

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:43 AM

2. I cannot wait for this past generation of DC Bubble douchebags to die off.

 

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Response to trumad (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:12 PM

7. I have to admit thinking the same...

uggh...

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Response to trumad (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:28 PM

12. but first we will have to

put up with all those years of their senile dementia.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:46 AM

3. While I cannot and will not medically diagnose anyone

(since it's outside of my scope of practice), just as a regular person, I would suggest George Will's family look into getting him mental health treatments...

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:47 AM

4. The weasel deserves a good ass kicking.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 11:50 AM

5. They all do, until those who need shaming, whether it be Will or Hannity or Scalia

or ANY republican or ANY teapartier, until they are shamed, this will go on

I like my idea of the opening night of the Cobert late show, Karl Rove agrees to be slapped on live tv for his favorite charity or candidate which we donate millions which we have raised

righty aint watchin this show no more anyway

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:26 PM

11. And the jury results are in...



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http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5069430

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Really? As much of a jackass George Will is, isn't advocating rape beyond the pale?

You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:22 PM, and the Jury voted 3-4 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Yes, it is in poor taste, but not hide worthy imho, alerter might want to respond to the post directly instead of using the jury system.
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: 1StrongBlackMan, it is not ok to advocate that rape is a just consequences for saying stupid things.
Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: I am reluctantly voting to hide. Rape just isn't funny. I have no sympathy for that fuckhead Will, but still....

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:40 PM

15. I apologize for my inappropriate comment ...

 

My thought was conservatives only seem to learn compassion/empathy through experiencing the effects of that which they advocate.

But I agree, my comment crossed a line.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:24 PM

17. I didn't see it, but thank you.

Sometimes, we can briefly lose perspective on DU, can't we? It's happened to all of us at some point.

Apology accepted.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:15 PM

8. They just keep coming at you. The stupidity never

seems to cease. I often wonder if they will have their tombstones engraved with some nasty sexist or racist remark as a fitting remembrance to their rotten lives. If there is a hell .........

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:15 PM

9. well if SOME people would stop RAPING them, there wouldn't be any problem

maybe Mr. Will should focus on THAT

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:22 PM

10. Can anybody explain why the Washington Post keeps George Will around?

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:32 PM

13. What I'd like to say about George Will

would get my post hidden.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:18 PM

16. Me too.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:33 PM

21. Just had the same thought.

 

My thoughts about what should happen to him aren't pretty, but they are fitting.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 12:34 PM

14. And Will used to be considered one of the "civilized" ones.

Just another indication---as if any were needed---that the conservative movement in this country has gone off the tracks and is now guided by extremist idiots.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 02:48 PM

27. I truly don't remember that.

Seems to me he's always been hateful and extreme.

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Response to tosh (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 04:29 PM

32. See Charlie Pierce's piece on Will, today (Esquire politics).

Pierce does an eloquent job of describing Will's slide away from respectability to his current status as right-wing hack.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:24 PM

18. disgusting. n/t

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:26 PM

19. George Will is a warped little man.

Yuck.

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Response to City Lights (Reply #19)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:46 PM

23. Hmmm....people who live in glass houses, George should just STFU. closets are full. nt

 

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:29 PM

20. Two reasons why the ingredients on a breakfast cereal box are better writing than George Will swill:

A) They're waaay more interesting to read.

B) They have some basis in reality.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 01:40 PM

22. this self-serving, woman-hating waste of oxygen needs to stick to commenting on baseball.

will, you are an utter disgrace.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 02:27 PM

24. Yeah, it's a great resume builder, George.

 

He needs a workup. Senility is a bitch.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 02:33 PM

25. What a stupid thing to think.

Stupid *and* hateful.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 02:44 PM

26. George himself is a platinum-level victim

In his own mind...

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 03:07 PM

29. Or platinum-level abuser...nt

 

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 03:06 PM

28. Coveted status?

Jesus H! Maybe George's bowties have been way too tight all these years, and he's suffering from chronic hypoxia. That statement is flat out nuts.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 03:09 PM

30. Despicable waste of flesh

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 03:09 PM

31. Will apparently doesn't think that "nonconsensual touching" should be sexual assault......

"Will asserts that making the leap from “forcible sexual penetration” to “nonconsensual touching” is too broad of a definition for sexual assault,"

Apparently George is not aware that there are different degrees of sexual assault and that yes, non-consensual touching of breasts or genitals has been classified as sexual assault for a long time - this is nothing new, even if George happens to be ignorant about it.

Also George apparently thinks a husband cannot rape his wife based on his anecdote about the Swarthmore coed.

“They’d now decided — mutually, she thought — just to be friends. When he ended up falling asleep on her bed, she changed into pajamas and climbed in next to him. Soon, he was putting his arm around her and taking off her clothes. ‘I basically said, “No, I don’t want to have sex with you.” And then he said, “OK, that’s fine” and stopped.. . . And then he started again a few minutes later, taking off my panties, taking off his boxers. I just kind of laid there and didn’t do anything — I had already said no. I was just tired and wanted to go to bed. I let him finish. I pulled my panties back on and went to sleep.’”

Six weeks later, the woman reported that she had been raped. Now the Obama administration is riding to the rescue of “sexual assault” victims…


In other words, in Will's tiny little mind, when the coed got into the bed she was consenting to sex with him even though she told him straight out she did not want to have sex.

One can only hope that Will's wife straightens the little prick out on this one.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 04:42 PM

34. Eugh. How many rapists like him are out there, believing they're nice guys who would never rape? nt

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 04:36 PM

33. Can someone strangle George Will with his bow tie already?

God, the guy's like Bill Kristol--spent his entire career getting paid to be wrong.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 05:25 PM

35. Conservatives should not talk about rape...

 

ever. They are always sticking their foot in their mouth. G'sus!

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Mon Jun 9, 2014, 10:32 PM

36. People are paid to be crazy in the country.

 

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Tue Jun 10, 2014, 08:11 AM

37. Words fail me

 

Not only should George be fired, but whatever editor allowed a columnist to support rape should also be fired.

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