|George Will: Fox News contributor, syndicated columnist and rape truther!|
In a piece Will wrote for The Washington Post named "Colleges become the victims of progressivism" he warned that when
"victimhood (becomes) a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate"
Will continues by mocking victims of rape by actually penning the words...
"Consider the supposed campus epidemic of rape, a.k.a. “sexual assault...”
Really? The "supposed" epidemic of rape a.k.a. sexual assault. How condescending, insulting, tone deaf and ignorant can a man be in just one sentence?
After that vile comment Will then regales his readers with stats and figures that he claims shows that women must be lying about being sexually assaulted because in his little mind that if their were that many assaults it just couldn't possibly be true. He actually claims that if there was so many rapes taking place by his account it would just be "too high" a figure.
Will the hypothesizes that this trend must certainly be due to all the increased political correctness on college campuses. He sums it up thusly...
"the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults."
Or in layman's terms: Dumb drunk horny spoiled kids are lying.
Will then takes the colleges to task for trying to educate their students of the reality of sexual assault on their campuses. Mockingly he says they...
"swaddle students in a “safe,” “supportive,” “unthreatening” environment, intellectual comfort for the intellectually dormant." He takes a final shot at them saying "Academia is learning that its attempts to create victim-free campuses — by making everyone hypersensitive, even delusional, about victimizations"
How dare colleges try to make a students feel safe, supported,unthreatened and rape free while attending their learning institution!
Will then obliquely brings it all back to the real villains of this story... The liberals. With one final snotty facetious blast will squeaks...
"What government is inflicting on colleges and universities, and what they are inflicting on themselves, diminishes their autonomy, resources, prestige and comity. Which serves them right. They have asked for this by asking for progressivism."
What a load of right wing bullshit.
Here's the real deal according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- 1 in 5 women is raped during her lifetime, many when they're college aged.
- Eighteen percent of women have experienced rape or attempted rape in her lifetime.
- 45 percent of women experienced other forms of sexual assault such as unwanted touching or harassment, or were pressured into sex without the threat of violence.
- One in five women, or 19 percent, is the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault while in college.
It is truly chilling and terrifying if you are a woman or have a loved one who is female going to college Read the real statistics here...
In addition there is presently an online petition you can sign if you believe like me that George Will's ignorant and insulting comments rise to the level of incompetence that he should be fired from The Washington Post. SIGN IT HERE if you think Will deserves to be relived of his writing duties at that paper.