So today my roommate was telling me about some comment he was reading by some anon claiming to be a lawyer going on about how the Jameis Winston accuser was obviously lying and had soooo many contradictions in her story and he was all like “oh this is a very interesting take on the story by an impartial source” and it just made me angry because it’s like oh right, someone so impartial that they decide to spend their morning writing a screed about how her describing her rapist in her initial police report as “polite” was somehow this obvious sign that she was lying, then going into flights of strawmanning fancy about how he must have “politely” asked her to take off her clothes and “politely” asked if she wanted to have sex with him therefore she is obviously lying about a consensual sexual encounter in order to get revenge or get money or something.
And so I took a look and was like “ok gross that sounds like a rape apologist creep I’m disturbed that you would actually be reading that and thinking it’s an informative comment.” So then he was like “well how can you condemn the comment without reading the whole thing?” So I was like “I don’t have to watch Glen Beck’s entire show to know he’s full of shit and I don’t have to read 1000 word anon comment to know this guy’s full of shit either.”
Then when we were having dinner tonight he was all like “oh there’s been and update on the case, he’s not facing charges, do you want to read about it?” As if that was supposed to prove something or something. And so I wanted to just be like “shut the fuck up, asshole” but of course I couldn’t do that so I was just like “yeah I know that already from googling it earlier today when you brought it up, rapists don’t usually face charges so that wasn’t particularly surprising to me. I guess your news site doesn’t update very often, huh.” Anyway, whatever. Whaaaateverrrrrr