Skip to comments.1960's Michigan Coed: William Ayers 1965 Gang Rape [WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE]
Posted on 10/15/2008 7:30:59 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDeeEdited on 10/15/2008 7:49:56 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
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With that kind of “common sense” we are all ruined. Never excuse such behavior.
“Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process.” ~ Phillips Brooks
You have to believe; not let them get you down and they will surely try.
Because we rule by law and not the mob.
Even a lion will sometimes purr! ;-)
Part of the problem is that a huge part of the voting public in the US doesn’t remember the Weather Underground or that time period. And we don’t teach kids that stuff.
She had to prove to him she wasn’t a bigot so he would let her leave.
First the media has not run this campaign. The people who run the media(not necessarily the media)have run this campaign.
I don’t find most of us here on FR uninformed. We know what’s going on. We need to fix it. And the only way to do that is to believe in your principles; etc. That’s where you start. Then you put it into practice.
When moral monsters try to justify rape and kidnapping and split hairs over it I will call them foul ugly names.
Yeah, right....she deserved it! /sarc
I have never been of a mind that men cannot understand something like rape, but I may just revise my opinion.
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Rape ok with you?
” 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. “
In 1965 when this took place she was already 19 or 20 years old and a sophomore in college, I think that she was more a child of the fifties.
It is like WFB once wrote. Principles have sharp edges and they cut deeply.
That should smart.
Man, you are relentless. Please note that I was the first person on the thread to say that the situation described in the article was inarguably rape. And I have consistently held that position. So, no, rape is not ok with me.
But when someone raises the question of whether the victim in this case holds any responsibility or whether her actions involved a kind of tacit consent, I think that is a legitimate question. I completely disagree that she was responsible and have stated as much, but it remains a legitimate question.
I pray that your hostility on this issue is not based in personal experience which would be completely understandable. But the name calling diminishes your case.
But WFB was a master at intense, yet civil, discourse with erudition, humor, and courtesy—even toward those with whom he disagreed. He would not brook the ad hominem attack (though he might subtly sneak one in as a joke on his opponent.)
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