Thursday, December 23, 2010

Anti-capitalist Julian Assange incapable of rape

Fringe-Leftist Jacinda Woodhead, an associate editor at fringe-Left literary journal Overland, gives her take on the sticky legal situation confronting Julian Assange:
The problem, as I see it, can be summarised like so:

1. Rape is a crime of capitalism. It’s about power and dominance, and capitalism takes people’s power away. It is systemic.

2. The state will do anything to hide its secrets – even using women as a political tool.

3. WikiLeaks has done outstanding work; this is separate to the individual behaviours of Julian Assange.

4. Just because you’re a woman, it doesn’t make you a feminist.

5. The state currently has no interest in protecting women’s rights.

6. We want a justice system that works for the people.

7. Women are being used, as usual, for political purposes.
Interestingly, the aptly named Woodhead starts off her passionate, opinion-laden piece:
Let me begin with my position: I have no opinion on the allegations regarding Julian Assange.
But soon adds:
People are afraid of rape. People have been hurt by rape. But these charges against Assange are not about rape.
Yep, the evil American empire is the real worry, so to Hell with the sexual impropriety allegations:
Even those who feel that Assange’s sentencing will be a win for women everywhere and change the tide of rape convictions forever must realise that Sweden intends to hold Assange until the US determines what they can charge him with.
Jeez, the geeks' Messiah could end up in one of those notorious American prisons. Too bad, I say.

Update: Click the link above and browse the comments, some of which make Woodhead seem almost sane by comparison. Lefties obviously have plenty of time to give to typing utter crap. Jeez, just imagine the electricity saved, and carbon dioxide, if these brainiacs had jobs.

Note: Dud Overland link fixed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

rape is a capitalist crime?

is this person clinically insane?

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is overland trying to drive away its few readers with this drivel?

8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You certainly need an education, and maybe a real job.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Capitalist crime eh? Interesting thought that!
Does it mean a Socialist can never commit rape?
Does it mean all rapes are committed by people with Right leanings?
I think she should explain.

1:52 PM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

"Rape is a crime of capitalism. It’s about power and dominance, and capitalism takes people’s power away. It is systemic."
... and if she could, she would; only fiscal stuff prevents.


2:50 PM  
Blogger Wilbur Post said...

Now I understand why those fringe leftists ignore honor killings and the maltreatment of women by the thugs of Hamas and within the Palestine territories. These Arabs simply aren't kapitalists so they're excused. Same thing goes for the way they treat gay people, Christians and Zionist Jews (even the ones living on kibbutzim can be indiscriminately butchered by Palestinian freedom fighters - especially if they're women and children).

We pay for this crap?

Please spare me.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes without saying that Woodbrain is a regular columnist at the Drum/Unleashed.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What "Wilbur Post" said.

Plus, the tax-payer funded Woodbrain obviously has wet dreams about Assange.


3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the journal weren't funded by taxpayers, I wouldn't bother getting worked up about it. She is clearly approaching the climactic moment where she declares that reason is a tool of oppression, and that therefore she is a Christmas tree and requires some tinsel.

6:09 PM  
Blogger 9fragments said...

Are you denying that rape is used as a crime by capitalism? Does the assertion that it is used as a crime by capitalism preclude it being used as a crime by individuals or other kinds of societal organisation? And why the school-yard type personal attacks against the author? Robust debate is a great thing - but this commentary and these comments are a poor response.
C. Strahan

3:31 PM  

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