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Conservatives angle to exploit rape of 13-year-old to score points

Let this be a lesson to all of us. One should always be wary when movement conservatives join up with you on an issue. Movement conservatives joined feminists, most liberals, and basically anyone with common sense to suggest that Roman Polanski’s arrest and extradition were properly understood as just desserts…

Note to conservatives: thanks, but your help is not needed

I didn’t want to write anymore on the Roman Polanski thing, but I feel I should, because I’ve been absolutely floored by the number of people who’ve come to his defense, and how shrill they are. And if I’m surprised, then that means something, since I’ve been someone who follows…

Movie director “get out of rape free” card works on public, not on courts

If you want your stomach turned this early in the morning—or even if you don’t, but you want to read a fascinating account of the automatic nature of rape condoning in our culture—check out Bill Wyman’s account of the whitewashing of Roman Polanski’s crime of anally raping a 13-year-old, a…

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