After Brock Turner's Conviction: Guys, Why Don't You Behave Like Girls?
I haven't blogged about the whole sordid Brock Turner story yet because honestly, anyone who knows me knows just how I feel about this remorseless whiny boy and his dumb-as-a-box-of-arrogant-rocks father, and the victim's statement was so beautifully eloquent and emotionally eviscerating, there's little I can add by way of comment to enhance it. She's amazing, he's a sub-human asshole raised by a sub-human asshole, end of story. But I just have to ask one thing: Guys, why can't you be like girls? I don't mean that in a "Why do you all go around fondling, intimidating, coercing, assaulting and raping us when we don't do stuff like that to you?" kind of way. The truth is, there are women who do all of that. There aren't nearly as many, mind you, but they exist. And this isn't a soapbox lecture about the pervasiveness of rape culture; Brock Turner's Daddy did more to shed light on that than even his son did, so I don't need to go there. Read more >