I saw this mind boggling comment on an article the other day, and I got distracted because in the middle of it the person told me to go read about how Tiger Woods sex-trafficks-women-and-children-especially, but I couldn’t not share the rest of it. Sad thing is that this is in no way unusual, and I’ve read almost exactly this sort of reasoning all over the place, long before Tiger Woods crashed his car. Some of you might recognize this as a description of “rape-culture” but not the part about actual rape, just the part about how slutty women cause it. I checked out the comment poster’s blog and it was entirely rational, because entirely rational people are falling for this stuff. I think it’s because they don’t know a lot of sluts:
Most of the “analysis” of the Tiger Woods scandal is just a silly waste of breath.
Good thing you don’t have to breathe when you type, or else you’d be wasting breath if you continued.
The truth is our society … coddles males, lets them get away with being selfish, thoughtless, irresponsible, completely self-centered and inconsiderate of other people during their childhoods
Wow, umm. I guess. Your brother sounds like a huge jerk.
“I’m not a whore. I’m not a tramp. I’m not an escort. I’m not stupid or a bimbo. I’m very strong. I will survive this. At the same time, I’m vulnerable. I’m not here to make myself into a victim, but I want people to remember I’m human-there’s a whole other side to me. I’m caring and generous and the type of person you’d want to be friends with. People have to give me a chance.”
—- Rachel Uchitel, Official Brazen Hussy
Via take your goddamned pick
Oh honey, just stop trying, you’re a whore, tramp, escort, stupid, bimbo and you’ll probably be a lot of other things before this is over, don’t waste your energy on denials.
Whoretrampescortstupidbimbos are always strong.
And apparently the View folks were taken to task about calling Uchitel a hooker or something.
I love the word hooker, it cracks me up. I don’t really know why though. Ugh. “should the view have had to apologized for hooker joke”, says some tabloid – I don’t care, I guess, or maybe not, or no way, or absolutely, or are you kidding me? this is news? you dirty dirty media pigs, i’m onto you with your machine of distraction, used to keep us from looking at news that really matters.
I’ve been telling my buddy for ages how the “sex-trafficking” issue is used to obscure and distract us all from more serious human rights abuses that don’t involve naked ladies, and how it’s becoming a part of everyday assumptions and is given mythic qualites and so on, and he always doubts me, but a week or so ago I totally called this one, I knew it’d only be a matter of time, and my buddy was totally impressed.
I’d read a comment on an article, a comment reeking of bullshit, and one tiny part of it said this: “Read Dave Zirin’s recent comments about the adored Golfer’s refusal to even speak out against the sex trade industry.” Ever obedient, I did as instructed and found the applicable part: