Tag Archives: rape

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s sexism with a human face

Let me introduce you to Bernard-Henri Lévy. You might like him. Rather than joining the fashionable Marxist currents in the Left during and after 1968, he led a group of left-wing philosophers fiercely critical of the authoritarianism inherent in Marxism. … Continue reading

Posted in English, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Nadine Dorries is so wrong about sexual abuse and “saying No”

Nadine Dorries is a loose cannon when it comes to sexual politics. But while it’s easy to be offended by her outbursts, it isn’t as obvious as it should be how much harm they can do. This terrific open letter … Continue reading

Posted in English, Politics | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

They Strauss-Kahn’t believe it

Perhaps they shouldn’t surprise anyone, but the instant cries of “it’s a conspiracy” that meet rape allegations against powerful and famous people always make me angry. We’ve had Whoopi Goldberg’s infamous “it wasn’t rape-rape” defence of Roman Polanski, and the … Continue reading

Posted in English, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments