"Dear Progressive Community: Stop being rape apologists" (The Sin City Siren):
As far as I’m concerned, Assange is getting treated just like every other high-profile man ever accused of sexual assault (rape), domestic violence, sexual harassment or any other violent or discriminatory act against a woman. We don’t want to believe it. Oh, not him! But I love Al Gore! But Roethlisberger is awesome! But Clarence Thomas will be the second black man on the Supreme Court! But I love Chris Brown‘s music!
Come on, letting famous guys get out of jail free on sexual violence is what we do! It’s like the fucking national past-time. Why on earth would Assange, who in many progressive circles is being hailed as an anti-government hero, be any different? (I mean, Gore is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. So, he can’t be guilty, right?)
Sunny found that and asked me to note it when I blogged next. I'm sure I'll forget so I'm just noting it. It is a wonderful post and you should read it all, not just the excerpt above.
(If you're confused, I do group therapy Thursday nights and never blog on Thursday nights as a result. This was a one-time thing.)
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):