DRSB wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forty Two wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:33 am
How misogynistic! Just because she wanted to dirty dance on the lap of some guy, doesn't mean she was open season for kisses! That's like saying a woman's conduct and actions has relevance to whether she consented. She says she didn't consent, and she's a woman. That's all that's needed.
I agree, no amount of dirty dancing gives some guy the right to kiss a woman on the mouth on camera. He must know what he is doing. He says this was an emotional friendly outburst. As for her, she laughed and thanked him rather than slapping him. I wonder why women do not react in the heat of the moment.
That sailor lived to the ripe old age of 95, when he died without ever facing justice for his sexual assault.
Thankfully, we now live in a culture where such things will no longer go unpunished.
Heck, not only are these women assaulted, but they have their pictures taken without their consent and their assaults are published in mainstream news.
Like 21 year old Greta Zimmer. She recounts the kiss as if it wasn't even sexual assault. Her view of it is that the sailor was jubilant, was very glad not to be going back to the Pacific, and he grabbed her and held her tight and planted a non-romantic kiss on her, and let her go. She never reported it, and the culture then was that this wasn't something that needed reporting. Patriarchy.
The photographer, who never got consent to sell or publish the picture of an assault, made money, as did Life Magazine, and nobody paid Greta Zimmer anything for it. So, for the rest of her life, she was constantly revictimized as the gaze of millions of people surveyed her assault. And, she didn't even know it, having been so brainwashed by the patriarchy.
“When I was in college, I took a terrorism class. ... The thing that was interesting in the class was every time the professor said ‘Al Qaeda’ his shoulders went up, But you know, it is that you don’t say ‘America’ with an intensity, you don’t say ‘England’ with the intensity. You don’t say ‘the army’ with the intensity,” she continued. “... But you say these names [Al Qaeda] because you want that word to carry weight. You want it to be something.” - Ilhan Omar