By a bizarre twist of boredom and schadenfreud over the holidays, I wound up on John Ansell’s godawfully laid out blog.
Matthew Dentith is my go-to guy for “why John Ansell is ridiculously full of shit“, and I’m certainly not keen on getting into the racist revisionist circlefucks that are the trademark of that terrifying narrow-margined (and narrow-minded! BURN!) sewer.
But something caught my eye.
Amidst a long, rambling, no-actual-citations-given-’cause-that-would-be-Marxist-or-something account of TERRIBLE HISTORICAL INACCURACIES!!!! PERPETRATED BY GUILTY WHITE LIBERALS!!!! there’s this fascinating little paragraph on Parihaka:
Were Parihaka women
raped, or did they go with
the troopers voluntarily?
Whether Parihaka women were actually raped will never be established for certain.
Because believing the accounts of women themselves – especially poor brown women – is radical. And probably Marxist. But definitely not Proper History.
But that many were rejected by their husbands when they returned from captivity suggests, to me at least, that they were only too ready to accept troopers’ advances.
Fantastic analysis! Brilliant conclusions! Irrefutable proposition!
Because men throughout history have never blamed their wives for getting raped. Men throughout history have never rejected their wives after rape. There is absolutely no historical precedent for entire societies treating rape victims like fucking pariahs, seeing the rape which someone else chose to commit as a stain on survivors’ souls.
Thank the gods we have brave, clever men like John Ansell (and his buddy Bruce Moon, whose words are the copypasta of Ansell’s post) to point out that men rejecting their wives totes proves their wives were sluts.
It’s just another courageous, forward-thinking insight which goes against the evil Marxist mainstream propaganda of modern New Zealand.
Now if anyone needs me, I’ll be over there throwing up a little.
A lot of things get compared, usually by privileged dudebros, to rape. Usually something which completely isn’t rape but at least has an element of violence and degradation to it … like getting your ass handed to you in Halo.
And that’s a bit fucking offensive.
But you know what’s even worse?
When a white, rich, influential dudebro decides to apply it to a mild, nay labelled-as-a-complete-sell-out, party-dividing coalition agreement in which a rich white man’s party gets to keep shitting on Maori while the Maori Party get some nice ministerial positions and also a flag on the Harbour Bridge.
Yes, being a tad facetious there. But even the repeal of the Foreshore and Seabed Bill, which, oh look, not resulting in Pakeha being taken to the beaches and shot at dawn, in return for National being able to give tax cuts to the very-rich, raise GST, cut funding to early childhood education and refuge services, divert money for Pasifika development to its mates, make Gerry Brownlee a fully-operational battle station … no, John Ansell. Not actually anything at all like “opening the door and saying come rape us.”