My email w/r/t Trayvon Martin:
The only thing surprising to me here is that these people haven’t started using the ol’ rape apology of choice “He was dressed like he wanted it…If he had only been dressed as Carlton Banks, I would have known he was one of the good ones.”
And on March 23rd, this happened:
But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.
The point is - conservatives, republicans, fox news, rape apologists, general misogynists, racists, etc. etc. etc. are just all so fucking predictable. It’s like they’re following a fucking text.
Victim blaming will always beget victim blaming. As long as we can blame victims for rape, blaming victims for their own murders will always be seen as logically acceptable/equivalent. I just hope people who are inclined to say “Well, why was she wearing that short skirt?” will read/see/hear Geraldo’s comments and realize how absurd that line of “thinking” is.