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1960's Michigan Coed: William Ayers 1965 Gang Rape [WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE]
FrontPageMagazine & WorldNetDaily ^ | 2008-10-08, 2006-01-04 | Donna Run & Aaron Klein

Posted on 10/15/2008 7:30:59 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee

Edited on 10/15/2008 7:49:56 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

I read occasionally of former Weatherman Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, both now not only accepted, despite their bombing campaign against America in the 1960s and 70s, but successful , establishment educators whose opinions on social issues are taken seriously. Every time I see Ayers’ name I shudder with fear and rage and realize that I will never be able to erase the mark he left on my life one evening 40 years ago.

It was at the Undergraduate Library at the University of Michigan on a Friday night in November 1965. I was a sophomore and was living in a sorority house -- Alpha Epsilon Phi. I was walking down the stairs to leave the library. Billy Ayers was standing on the first floor and started talking to me.

I thought he was cute. There seemed to be jovial kind of instant connection between us. As I am writing this now I think he must have noticed me before , boys were attracted to me in those days , and planned to try to pick me up. As we struck up a conversation, Ayers told me very quickly about his leftist activism as if he knew this would intrigue me. In fact, I had made attempts to join SDS and the anti Vietnam War Movement on campus during my freshman year but had been put off by what hustlers the young male “activists” were. They talked in lofty ideological abstractions, but they also used their political sophistication as a lure for young women who wanted to be on the right side of the great social issues of the day. I picked up on that cynicism early and so spent much of my freshman year at Michigan trying to figure out how to act. I was politically idealistic back then and believed in Tikkun Olam -- that we had to do something to make the world better.

My freshman year at Michigan I attended the Teach-Ins and the campus demonstrations against the Vietnam War and studied hard for my Chemistry exams once a month. At the same time, I decided to pledge a sorority, partially just to prove I could and partially because young women’s options for campus living arrangements were still quite limited in those years.

Despite the caution I’d learned about young ideologues on the make, I was charmed by Bill Ayers and by his savvy talk of politics and the children’s school he was involved with. He asked me to go to a party with him and I did. I have a vague memory of the house where the party was and the people there. I think he got quite drunk and I suppose I drank too. I remember walking home with him. He was very open about himself and told me he was one of 5 children and that he was from Chicago and that his father was rich.

I felt comfortable with Bill. Throughout my life I had always had a friendly buddy-kind of connection with certain boys and felt that I was developing such a connection with him.

I remember going back to his attic apartment -- he describes it in his book Fugitive Days. He had a roommate -- a black man who was 23 and married with children. There was a couch, a table, a stereo and a sink in the room. There were two beds – Ayers’ and his roommate’s on each side of the attic wall. I slept with him there.

I came there a few times afterward to talk and to listen to his LPs. I especially loved Glen Yarbough’s album Come Share My Life. I met Bill’s roommate who also worked at the children’s school. I also met Bill’s younger brother Rick. Bill was a year older than I and his brother was a year younger. He spent a lot of time at Bill’s apartment.

Bill Ayers’ apartment was around the corner and a half a block away from the sorority house. The more time I spent there, the more out of place I felt with my sisters. Sometimes I would stop by just to keep from having to go back to a place I had begun to think of as boring. I guess it was one of those evenings -- maybe on the way back from the library, maybe just to get out of the sorority house, I don’t remember exactly. What I do recall is that when I was getting ready to leave Ayers told me I couldn’t go until I slept with his roommate and his brother. At this point Bill and I had slept together just once. I was sexually inexperienced, having had only one serious boyfriend with whom I had recently broken up.

At first I thought Ayers was joking. I got up; and went to the door. He moved quickly to block me at the doorway. He locked the door and put the chain on it. I went to the couch and sat down and told him that I had no intention of having sex with his roommate and his brother or him. He said that I had no choice but to do as he said if I wanted to get out of there. He claimed that I wouldn’t sleep with his married roommate because he was black -- that I was a bigot. I had gone to school with black kids and had them as friends all my life. I couldn’t believe he was saying that to me

I felt trapped. I had to get out of the situation I was in and because he was so effective a guilt-tripper, I also felt I had to prove to him that I wasn’t a bigot. I got up from the couch and walked over to the black roommate’s bed and put myself on it and he f***** me. I went totally out of my body. I floated beside myself on the outside and above the bed looking at this black stranger f*** me angrily while I hated myself.

After that I had to go lie down on Bill Ayer’s bed for his brother to ***** me. Rick Ayers was a decent person, unlike his brother, and couldn’t go through with it He started and stopped and let me go. I also thought I had to let Bill ***** me but at that point he unbolted the door and I left.

I remember going back to the sorority house and talking to my best girlfriend and telling her what had happened. But there were no words yet to describe it. There was no term “date rape” yet in our political vocabulary. The notion of a psychological rape was not on the table.

I was a mess and felt it was my fault for letting it happen. I was ashamed. Back home at the end of the semester, I got my parents to send me to a psychiatrist. What had happened affected my ability to trust in a relationship with a man and I didn’t have a close relationship again for a long time.

I graduated in 1968 and went to Europe for the summer and came back right before the Democratic Convention. I worked for McCarthy in the Indiana primary. Wherever I went over the next few years, I carried with me the shame and guilt with me. I felt it had been my fault for not putting up more of a struggle against Ayers.

I started a PhD program in clinical psych at Yeshiva University in 1969. I was also working part time for a branch of the University of Chicago Institute for Social Research which was in the same building. I was there in a room with other employees one day sitting around a big table and coding questionnaires for a research study on Head Start when we heard a huge explosion. Soon after we discovered that it was a bomb that went off in the brown stone on 10th street which killed three buddies of Bill Ayers, who was now one of the leaders of the WeatherUnderground, a terrorist cult. One of the victims was Diana Oughton, his girlfriend at the time. I had known her: a kind soul who had worked at the Fresh Air Camp for troubled kids before she got mixed up with ever so persuasive Bill and the other Weatherman terrorists. When I found out she had been blown up, I thought how like him to send his girlfriend to make the bomb rather than do it himself.

I eventually moved to Israel, married and had a family. But for a long time I felt as if I existed in a time warp in relation to events in the US that were a continuation of the 1960s. In 1994 I returned to the States for my 30-year Mumford High School reunion. I was in NYC visiting a friend and asked about the Weathermen. He told me that Billy and Bernardine Dohrn had come up from the underground and resumed middle class life - including the radical politics - without being prosecuted for their crimes.

Later I read about Ayers and his book Fugitive Days on the Internet. This was just after the terrorist attack on 9/11 and he was entirely unrepentant for having been a terrorist himself. “I would do it again,” he told the Times when he was asked about having set a bomb in the Pentagon. I also discovered that he was a Distinguished Professor of Education at University of Illinois Chicago campus. I think that freaked me out more than anything. That a man so cruel and conscienceless could attain such a position enraged me. I contacted him by email through the University’s website. He wrote back that he didn’t remember me.

I was in Detroit in November 2001 and bought his memoir at Book Beat at Lincoln Plaza in Oak Park. I looked to see if there was some hint in it of what had become the defining event of my life. Nothing. But why should he remember me if he has convinced the world to forget, or is it forgive -- that he set out to launch a bombing campaign to blow up America?

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To: newheart

Thanks for the kind words. My main concern is that Repubs/conservatives do not understand how important it is to pin the financial crisis on the RAT party. If they succeed in pinning it on us, they will beat us over the head with it for generation. They will use it to promote regulation over the entire ecomony and demonize capitalism.

41 posted on 10/15/2008 7:59:53 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: autumnraine
he didn’t force her, he just guilted her into it.

Yes, there is a core methodology of the left -- guilt them into it. Create guilt about poor people, blacks, women, homosexuals, animals, pregnant women, non-Christians, and play on it to get votes for their side.

42 posted on 10/15/2008 8:00:18 AM PDT by polymuser (God bless and keep America.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Leftist men seem to have very little respect for women. And yet, women flock to them. It’s a crazy world.

43 posted on 10/15/2008 8:00:22 AM PDT by brytlea (Obama--Keep the change!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; Fred Nerks; LucyT; SatinDoll
From what I have read about Obama at, Obama shares Bill Ayers attitude to women. Essentially it is very similar to the traditional view Arabs and Muslims have of women.

I have no use for either of these cruel puppies. Nor does America, unless she needs some grease by grinding them both beneath her wheels.

Go figure that "feminists" are mostly Leftists. The more prominant among them love to be beaten by men and laud anal sex. Men like Ayers have been creating such women in America for a generation, and almost succeeded in doing so with Ms. Ron.

She sees the light, and is one of the fortunate ones.

44 posted on 10/15/2008 8:03:30 AM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: Question_Assumptions
The more I read about this guy, the more he sounds like a psychopath.

I believe the correct term is 'sociopath'.


45 posted on 10/15/2008 8:04:16 AM PDT by Lurker (She's not a lesbian, she doesn't whine, she doesn't hate her country, and she's not afraid of guns.)
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To: Huck
What does it mean when she says I had to prove to him I wasn't a bigot, so I went and laid down on the black guy's bed? It means that she was a child of the sixties fraught with all of the conflicting messages that she received from her parents, her friends and the culture at large on issues of race and sex. Yeah she was mixed up. But even if she was drunk or on drugs that is no defense (legal or otherwise) for those that raped her or facilitated that rape. Does she bear some responsibility? Of course. Does that exonerate her attackers? Not in a million years.

Just one more reason why Bill Ayers should have spent his life in prison rather than as a 'distinguished' professor who served on boards of directors.
46 posted on 10/15/2008 8:06:38 AM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Well, if it’s not true, Ayers can always sue for defamation.


47 posted on 10/15/2008 8:07:43 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Government, liberals, leftists: Just get off our backs!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
Tikkun Olam without HaShem is Marxism.
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua

48 posted on 10/15/2008 8:09:08 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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To: newheart

That’s fine. I’m probably splitting hairs. I don’t know what the legal term for what he did would be. Aggravated something-or-other. I still doubt it would be judged to be rape. But I don’t really care to debate it on and on.

49 posted on 10/15/2008 8:10:09 AM PDT by Huck (Teddy Roosevelt vs. Che Guevera)
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To: newheart

That’s fine. I’m probably splitting hairs. I don’t know what the legal term for what he did would be. Aggravated something-or-other. I still doubt it would be judged to be rape. But I don’t really care to debate it on and on.

50 posted on 10/15/2008 8:10:15 AM PDT by Huck (Teddy Roosevelt vs. Che Guevera)
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To: Huck

No but it is kidnaping

51 posted on 10/15/2008 8:13:11 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: AU72

It wasn’t the SDS. It was SNCC leader Stokely Carmichael.

52 posted on 10/15/2008 8:14:28 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Government, liberals, leftists: Just get off our backs!)
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To: Hacklehead; mquinn

Hmmm. Actually I think your post was intended for mquinn.

Having said that I agree with both of you that McCain will not win this thing based on Ayers. But it is still a legitimate issue that speaks to the character of Obama in a profound way. Unfortunately, the left is not concerned with character.

Equally unfortunately, I don’t think McCain is going to win on a discussion of the financial crisis. He has clearly demonstrated that he cannot speak clearly on the subject. You are completely right that the Dems will hang it on the right for a generation. If we had a candidate who was genuinely articulate they could make the case.

I like John McCain, but his ability to present complex ideas in an understandable fashion is only marginally better than GWB whose biggest failure (in general) has not been his policies, but his incompetence behind the bully pulpit.

53 posted on 10/15/2008 8:17:05 AM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: Huck
She's obviously a basket case, which is probably why he preyed on her. What does it mean when she says I had to prove to him I wasn't a bigot, so I went and laid down on the black guy's bed?

It shows the stupidity and naive weakness of a liberal worldview. It is an attempt at rationalizing a choiceless situation. She wanted out, and percieved a way out.

You don't get to rape someone because they may be a "basket case"

54 posted on 10/15/2008 8:17:17 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: newheart
Hogwash. Sexual compliance under that kind of duress is most certainly rape.

I agree. It is also kidnapping. Proving these charges may be difficult but an ambitious DA would not hesitate to file charges if the woman was credible.

55 posted on 10/15/2008 8:18:25 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

This article needs to be viewed in the context of the White female submission in Frank Marshall Davis’s (Obama’s mentor) “Sex Rebel” book. The sexual component of CPUSA operations/recruitment was, if nothing else, consistent.

Very graphic content:

56 posted on 10/15/2008 8:19:24 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

She didn’t put up much of a fight, no lamp to the head, kick to the balls, nothing. She should have had a knife on her at least, heck just a little stab in the eyeball or throat and that rapist would have gotten out of the way.

Lesson to the willing.


kinda like America today.

57 posted on 10/15/2008 8:20:20 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Dixie Yooper

To the contrary, I see the influence of Hoffman and the yippees in everything Ayers and ACORN and all these thugee groups.

59 posted on 10/15/2008 8:22:40 AM PDT by ichabod1 (You won't know communism is here until it puts a boot in your (fat) bottom.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Why is he allowed to walk our streets a free man?

Why is he allowed to be a professor in a school that receives taxpayer dollars?

Why is his wife allowed to work in a law department of another university that receives taxpayer dollars?

What is seriously wrong with this country?

In 30 years Bin Laden will be a professor at Columbia and he will introduce a new education program where the school uniform includes bricks of C4...

60 posted on 10/15/2008 8:23:22 AM PDT by surfer
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