Update: Or.. you know… Don’t.
You’ll see after the jump that I was just bamboozled by a fake Twitter account. Yeah… kind of feeling like an asshole right now.
But, with the discussions going on right now around town, it seems that some people do, in fact, find some joy in Logan’s rape.
We have, on the right, Debbie Schlussel backtracking that she doesn’t really approve of rape… but that it sure does prove the point that blondies in Egypt are pretty much asking for it. And on the left we have Nir Rosen not so much thinking rape is hilarious… but it would be if it happened to Logan and Anderson Cooper as well… and she deserved it for being there… you know, in Egypt… with men who are Muslim. And he’s all, sorry but shit happens. And where shit happens, rape is your fault if you show up… or at least funny.
But he was kidding and stuff. Because it’s funny.
It’s all pretty disgusting… and it boggles my mind that anyone anywhere is even having this discussion. Even Whoopi Goldberg would agree, that being gang raped in a public square is rape rape.
And regardless of who posted the poll, it is absolutely inappropriate. Please contact PollDaddy and ask them to remove the poll. No rape victim should have to be subject to an opinion poll of her attack.
Update: Guess who doesn’t know how to use the internet? That would be me. I wrote this post in response to a tweet from @HuffPo… who is not the actual HuffPo… and is now suspended from Twitter.
Huff Po, in its classiest act yet, ApprovalPolls.com has posted a poll where you can vote on whether Lara Logan, news correspondent who was raped and beaten in public in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, deserved to be attacked.
Because the question of blame is now best answered by a public approval poll. Any woman standing out in the open is obviously somehow at least a little bit to blam especially knowing that men in Africa are nothing more than savage beasts who must put their penises in every woman sending that signal… the “I’m out in public put your penis in me that’s why I’m here” signal.
I propose a Skepchick “pharyngulation”… Skepryngulation… or something. A ridiculous poll deserves a ridiculous response. Vote YES. I mean… if you have to ask, then YEAH the victim is ALWAYS to blame. Right? And don’t forget to “like” the poll on Facebook.
(also, perhaps leave a comment or write
Huffington Post ApprovalPolls to let them know that what they’re doing is fucking horrible)