"I'm so sorry, 'statutory rape'? I've got to tell you, I'm so offended by that. No, I really am. I genuinely am. To me, that is absolutely not this story at all. That boy knows exactly what he's doing. For a start, Hanna Schmitz thinks that he's seventeen, not fifteen, you know? She's not doing anything wrong.
They enter that relationship on absolutely equal footing. Statutory rape – really please, don't use that phrase. I do genuinely find it offensive actually. This is a beautiful and very genuine love story and that is always how I saw it.... She wasn't cruel to him. She didn't force him into anything at all.
There's nothing I believe to be remotely inappropriate or salacious about that relationship."
-- Kate Winslet, saying all the things statutory rapists say (while commenting on the Nazi character in her new movie, The Reader) and, also, helping to invent a new phrase - "Nixonian Feminism" - along the way (Hooray!) in the Althouse.
Hat Tip: Instapundit
The difference between Nixon and “Nixonian Feminists” is Nixon could experience shame.ReplyDelete
It’s nothing new that women largely dictate what is and isn’t acceptable in this society, and many have used that to indulge their every urge and impulse and promote their own immorality as a virtue.
But women are not the problem. Men are. From “Sensitive New Age Guys” living an emasculated lie to abused sugar daddies to insidiously feminized male children and spouses, men are making themselves into subservient wimps.
Women only do it because it works. Men immaturely trying to appease the mental ghost of a mother or afraid of never getting laid again are living on their knees. While women find this useful, they don’t respect it any more then they would consider respecting a trash can.
Men who assert their own dignity and what is right are driven away by the lunacy. And while they are respected for their strength (secretly), women can’t tolerate the feeling of not being in total control, so they find the next douchebag in line willing to pretend he’ll be a good boy. Frequently in a manner to inflict the most pain to the disobedient.
The good news is there are woman who really want to live a decent life and believe in true equality and partnership. If men are willing to stop living with the false drama of being beat down, find one and get on with it. Let the Femi-Nazis, NewAge and narcissistic bitches wipe their own asses.
An important caution: There have been a couple of news reports saying due to the bad economy there is a glut of gold diggers and trophy wives on the market and they’re desperate. Don’t get sucked into that. They will leave skid marks when things improve. Fuck ‘em.