Tara Culp-Ressler: Man & woman have drunk sex, he's a 'rapist' and she's a 'victim'

James Taranto has written a piece for the Wall Street Journal that is the epitome of common sense. Of course it has been purposefully misconstrued by chattering radical feminists.

Taranto writes about sex partners who engage in mutually reckless drunken sex; that is, both parties are intoxicated and mutually decide, in their drunken states, to have sex.Taranto says it is unjust to hold only the man responsible when two drunks mutually decide to have sex.
And this is controversial, how?
It’s not. To label one drunk who decides to have sex a “victim” while labeling the other drunk who decides to have sex a “rapist” — based solely on the genders of the drunks — is something out of “Mad Men.” In Taranto’s scenario, the male is every bit as much a rape “victim” as the female, and the female is every bit as much a “rapist” as the male. Taranto wasn’t talking about a man who decides to rape an incapacitated woman, Taranto was talking about mutually stupid drunken sex. Period.
Taranto’s take is common sense, people. Only someone dishonest, stupid, or insane could disagree.
Cue Tara Culp-Ressler.
“In a Wall Street Journal column published on Monday,” Culp-Ressler writes, “conservative commentator James Taranto argued that a ‘balanced’ approach to the college sexual assault crisis involves placing equal blame on rapists and their victims, if both of them were drinking alcohol.”
What the hell are you talking about, Culp-Ressler?
Culp-Ressler can’t respond to Taranto’s piece, so she rewrites it. She twists and pounds it beyond recognition. She holds it up to a funhouse mirror. I haven’t seen so much straw man since Dorothy met Ray Bolger on the yellow brick road.
Culp-Ressler has deigned to label the participants “rapist” and “victim” based solely on their genders and nothing more. In Taranto’s scenario, that’s the only thing that differentiates them — their genders. Is this what feminism is — a man and a woman engage in precisely the same conduct, and one party is is a felon, and the other is a victim, based solely on their genders?
Shades of Milton Academy. Remember that? Teen boys and a girl all commit what could be construed as statutory rape — but only the boys were charged. The boys were forced to mouth humiliating apologies to the girl and her family in open court. The brilliant Prof. Alan M. Dershowitz said this: ”The idea that these youngsters should be branded rapists and the girl should be labeled a victim is preposterous,” he said.
And they actually wonder why so few people — including so few women — identify as feminist? It is pieces like Culp-Ressler’s that engender disrepute of this tired movement.
 
Editorial note: This article is reprinted from COTWA (Community of the Wrongly Accused). COTWA is a valuable resource for anyone facing false accusations of rape and is devoted to equal justice under law.–DD

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