A bigger – and somewhat redundant – message

[TW for victim blaming and invasion of privacy]

Via Fundy Post, the names and contact addresses of the women accusing Julian “Messiah of The People” Assange have been leaked.

A lot of other people have already challenged the bullshit rape myths going on around the Assange case, but one thing just leapt out at me from the leaker’s defence:

if you lie about being raped, this is what will happen to you. Your anonymity will be compromised, your life will be laid bare for all to see, and your name will be destroyed. No rape shield law or journalistic ethic can protect you.

This is, of course, somehow completely different to what happens to … every other rape victim on the planet.

Gee, I wonder why so many rape victims take so long to report their rapes …

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4 comments

  1. Anonymous

    “If you [confess that you were sexually abused as a child]*, this is what will happen to you. Your anonymity will be compromised, your life will be laid bare for all to see, and your name will be destroyed. No rape shield law or journalistic ethic can protect you.”

    * or include a traumatising event from your own life story here

    Such ignorance simply saddens me.

  2. Amanda

    Oh Christ almighty on a very large stick. I hope there’s some judicial come back for these women against this finger pointer.

    Fuck, I can’t even….*head shake*

    “I’m not going to do violence to you, but I’m going to make you so VERY VERY AFRAID FOR YOUR LIFE.”

    CHRIST. Why aren’t the police on this muppet like a ton of bricks?!

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  4. Octavia

    Yeah I hate people. Respected man = those ladies totes must be lying, haven’t heard that one before.

    Bigots, your shit is old and tired and you’d *think* that maybe, every time some dude who is in a respected position, say a police officer, a priest, a teacher, a business leader, that father down the street who seemed so nice, turns out to be a rapist or other abuser, YOU WOULD GET A FUCKING CLUE. It’s not exactly uncommon.