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The Noveau Aristocracy

May 23rd, 2011 by Man SL

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May 23rd, 2011 09:18:09
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Adam G.
June 30, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/nyregion/strauss-kahn-case-seen-as-in-jeopardy.html?_r=1

I’ve decided to be a DSKer. It’s like a birther, but I believe that this privileged french man is really a rapist after all, despite the evidence to the contrary. Which was obviously manufactured. Cover-up!


Zen
June 30, 2011

Hard to say – I have trust issues when this much power is in the balance. Which side are they investigating harder? They accuse the woman of lying, but hasn’t DSK as well?

However, rape accusation are easy to throw out and difficult to disprove. There is a disturbingly high percentage of false accusations. If money is at stake (and that is very possible in a case like this) or the woman simply regrets what happened the next morning, she can say anything she wants. And women are rarely punished for false accusation, and certainly not in proportion for the crime.

Case in point: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/crime/la-me-accused-20110626,0,6630763,full.story


Vader
July 1, 2011

It seems there is no question he had sex with the woman. It’s all about whether it was consensual. And it’s going to be impossible to prove it wasn’t at this point, because she’s apparently a compulsive liar.

I do not like that compulsive liars are effectively fair game for rapists.

But I like even less that a man could be sent to jail for years on the word of a compulsive liar.

In a better world, of course, the mere fact that a rich and powerful man had a one-night stand (at best) with a poor working girl at his hotel would be scandal enough. But it’s not a better world and there are too many folks who seem fine with the idea that this is just another amenity provided by the hotel.

Fortunately (or unfortunately, if you have as many things on your conscience as I do) man’s imperfect judgment will not be the final one.


Adam G.
July 1, 2011

Based only on news reports, my judgment is that Monsieur probably did commit rape or something like unto it, but I have reasonable doubts.


Vader
July 1, 2011

This.


John Mansfield
July 1, 2011

Grandpa Moss’s line from Copland’s The Tender Land came to mind: “They’re guilty all the same.” Men who don’t want to risk false accusations of rape really ought not to give untrusted women so much material to work with.

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