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Guess Child Rape Is Not That Big of a Deal

29 September 2009

Speaking of the male complicity in our rape culture, the French & Polish Prime Ministers are calling for the release of Roman Polanski, a director who was recently arrested by Swiss authorities for his rape of then 13-year old Samantha Geimer over 30 years ago. At the time of the original trial, Polanski fled the country because he didn’t want to go to jail. (What a baby. Seriously. I have negative respect for him, now, if that’s even possible).

Many extradition attempts have been made in the past, particularly when it was known that Polanski would be traveling through Great Britain, a country that has an extradition treaty with the United States.

Mr. Kouchner, the Foreign Minster of France, and Mr. Sikorski, the Prime Minster of Poland, are SO CONCERNED about Polanski’s human rights, which they believe are being violated here, that they co-authored a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (Yeah, like she’s going to have a whole lot of sympathy for your CHILD RAPING FRIEND).

Joining Mr. Kouchner of France and Mr. Sikorski of Poland in their effort to “free Polanski,” is Mr. Frédéric Mitterrand, the French culture minister, who has issued a statement in support of Polanski from Paris, and over 100 industry insiders who have signed a petition to that effect. Signatories on the petition include movie directors Mr. Pedro Almodovar, Mr. Wong Kar Wai, and Mr. Wen Wenders.

Men ALL OVER EUROPE and maybe even ALL AROUND THE WORLD, according to this petition, “are dismayed by this decision.”

Yeah, I’m sure. In case you forgot how Roman Polanski got into this mess, here’s a great Salon piece to remind you:

Reminder: Roman Polanski raped a child

Next thing you know, there will be “FREE ROMAN” tee-shirts circulating around the internet and a 1-800 number you can call to make donations.

Watch me throw up right now.

– Shiyuan

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 29 September 2009 12:07 pm

    Seriously, what a case of a bunch of men needing a gigantic collective slap upside the head.

    • Shiyuan permalink*
      29 September 2009 12:17 pm

      SERIOUSLY. The coverage of Polanski’s arrest makes me nauseated.

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