December 07, 2005
I was reading Janice Dickenson's first memoir this morning (shut up, she's fabulous and insane), and she mentioned that she loves the word alacrity. Which is funny because I was just talking about words I just love the sound of. So, here are five words I think sound fantastic while you say them. I'm sure there are more, but these are the first that came to me.
Oh, and abortion abortion abortion.
I just ate a bunch of jelly beans. That was a bad idea.
December 05, 2005
Anyway, I haven't even been reading other blogs lately, that's how lame I am. So, as I'm trying desperately to catch up (Jennifer Garner had her baby! Paris Hilton has a shitty album, oh my!) I come upon three posts from Alas, a Blog that I have something to say about. Here we go, yo!
Oregon Woman Convicted of Acting Insufficiently Traumatized
An Oregon woman who says she was gang-raped by three men, has been convicted of filing false rape charges, because she failed to act "traumatized" enough.
The Judge seems to believe that there is a typical way in which all rape victims act, and that if a woman fails to act that way, she must be lying. But that's nonsense. There is no "rape victim script" that every rape victim follows.
This is really revolting. But, it reminds me of the post-abortion sadness and regret mandate. It's just simple word math, people.
Here are true things:
Rape is a bad thing.
Rape is something that happens to women.
Some women who are raped feel destroyed by it.
And so, (here's the great math):
All women have to be destroyed by rape or they haven't been raped at all!
Hmm. Something's missing there.
Why do we insist on turning a person who has been victimized into a victim? Like getting raped isn't enough. And whatever reaction you have isn't good enough unless you pick the one we've all agreed on? Bullshit. Bullshit.