What Naomi Wolf did today was outrageous and offensive.
There is no excuse for it.
C.I. calls her out in the snapshot and good for C.I.
Naomi Wolf felt the way to support WikiLeaks was to trash two women who have stated they are raped by Julian Assange. She doesn't know what happened, she doesn't know anything. Like C.I., I hope Julian Assange is innocent. But I'm not going to trash two women who I know nothing about. The case will be presented in court and we'll find out then what's going on. That doesn't mean if Assange is convicted that he's guilty. It means that we will hear all the arguments and evidence and be able to make informed judgment. That might mean, "Julian's innocent!" It might not mean. (And, again, I'm referring to our own reaction when we hear the evidence.)
But I will not attack any woman who is asserting she was raped before I know what went down.
As I've explained here before, I was raped.
And I say, "F**K YOU, NAOMI WOLF."
Now I was lucky, my rapist got convicted.
But I knew going in that I might get attacked.
It's that fear of being attacked that prevents many victims from coming forward. (I did therapy before I was in court. I did therapy after. But my point is that without it -- without therapy -- I wouldn't have been able to have shown up in court.)
So shame on any woman who wants to score Big Boy points with the boyz by attacking a woman who says she was raped.
The women could be lying. We'll certainly have an impression after the trial.
I'm not going to attack Julian and I hope he's innocent. But I am not attacking two women who have not been able to present their case in court.
And let me repeat, "F**K YOU, Naomi Wolf." I'm sick of her racist ass (C.I. and Ava have called her out for her trashing of Madame C.J. Walker), I'm sick of her attacks on women to score points with the Big Boys. She attacked Hillary, for those who've forgotten. She attacked Sarah Palin. She attacks every woman. She's not a feminist and after she attacked the two women who say they've been raped, she needs to issue apologize.
No.. Wait. Since she loves the veil so much, she needs to wrap it around her damn mouth because no one needs to hear another word from her this decade.
Monday on Fresh Air, Terry found a woman: A film maker. So you know she also found a man (Walter Mosely).
An e-mail asked why we notified Alicia Shepherd about our upcoming piece on Fresh Air? Because Terry's figures on women are AWFUL. And Alicia's the ombudsperson. We're not changing our article (we haven't written it yet) but if Alicia wants to weigh in (at NPR), we're giving her a heads up so that she can before we write it (we'll write it and publish it January 2nd). I mentioned that e-mail in yesterday's post. And if you're new to this topic, our latest piece on Fresh Air was just an update that went up Sunday "Only 17% of the guests were women (Ava, C.I. and Ann)."
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"