“But He’s An Artist!” And Other Fucked Shit Apologists Say
Addendum: Replaced the ableist word stupid with fucked in the title.
Oh look, another post about Roman Polanski.
Rape apologists are sort of like the really out-of-touch-with-reality conspiracy theorists. Only, they go in the opposite direction. Instead of making up ridiculous bullshit, stringing together barely coherent arguments based on a complete and utter disavowal of reality and responding to any logical response with dodging and fallacies all to make a certain group or a person look like they did something awful…
…they do all of that
idiotic [edited for ableist language ~RP] fuckstupid shit in order to make a certain group or a person look like they didn’t do something awful.
Let’s get something straight before we start this shit up. Rape/sexual assault is any sexual activity that is not consensual. Legally there might be more stringent definitions for rape itself but sexual assault legally fits the same zones as its conceptual definition too. Just to be clear, I will be discussing the conceptual stuff. (Of course, what Polanski did was also legally rape but shit I am getting ahead of myself, backing up) Now, a lack of consent is pretty fucking simple. (HINT: It means that a person doesn’t want it to happen, i.e. they did not decide to do this of their own free will.) It does get harder to track consent in instances where people feel coerced, manipulated or are drugged, which usually just means it’s a better idea not to have sex with someone who you are coercing, manipulating or drugging. Best way to avoid this is to ask if the other person is okay, wants it and make sure they know they can stop at any time they need to. IF the person does not want it and IF you do it anyways, even if you are not aware that they didn’t want it, you have raped them. That’s right, unintentional rape is very possible. Unintentional rape is still pretty fucked up because you just seriously emotionally harmed someone and really, you do have a responsibility to check when the risks are that high. Of course, if you do ask (or you don’t ask but the person speaks up anyways) and the person in question says “no”, “please no”, “stop”, “I don’t want this”, or any other variation on the theme of “DON’T TOUCH ME, YOU MOTHERFUCKING DOUCHEBAG” then that is a pretty goddamn bloody obvious hint that you should stop, you motherfucking douchebag. If you don’t, then you are a rapist and an intentional one too. And that is ten billion times worse than the already fucking horrific unintentional rapist. This obviously excludes cases like surrender of control/rape fantasy simulations wherein things like no and stop are used for the simulation. In those cases, however, you better damn well have a safe word planned out and if that safe word (like Mooseface or Charizard!) is spoken, it counts towards the previous.
There we go. Now you know what rape is. Now, we can all agree that rape is bad (if you disagree with that I suggest you jump into a pool full of horny dolphins doused in dolphin pheromones to do some in field research on how awful rape is). If you rape someone, that is a bad thing. You doing that makes you a bad person. Rape is inexcusable, as it is one of the more severe forms of psychological trauma inducing acts (beyond almost all forms of physical torture and interrogation that don’t include sexual elements).
Here’s the part that everyone seems to have a hard time remembering, the reality that people are disavowing: Roman Polanski Drugged And Raped A Thirteen Year Old Girl.
And let me make it extra easy to read, for you folks out there:
Roman Polanski Drugged And Raped A Thirteen Year Old Girl
Did you get that? Polanski raped someone. That someone was a minor. And this is an obvious case. She said no repeatedly and he continued to do things to her (trigger warning). This is not goddamn rocket science people. No does in fact mean no. If you ignore a no (where there is no surrender of control fantasy with a safeword, and then replace no with the safeword) then you. Are. A. Rapist.
Let’s go over the very simple logic:
She said no.
He didn’t listen.
Ergo he is a rapist.
Not fucking hard right?
Well apparently, it is for the apologist
morons [edited for ableist language] wire chewers.
People think it’s not so bad because it isn’t “rape rape”. Because you know, if you say the word twice it makes it less the thing that it actually is. Hi reality, we’re just gonna ignore you now. The sky? It isn’t a sky sky. It’s actually not quite a sky. That rock over there? It’s not a rock rock. It’s a partial rock. An almost rock. Mmmm it’s fun to not have grasp on reality, right?
Some have bitched and moaned about his artist because well, goddammit, he’s such a great artist! I pointed out on twitter that if I’m an amazing artist, who’s really successful and touched a bunch of people’s lives with my art, does that mean I get to light babies on fire and then eat them? Because I mean, really people, how the fuck does someone’s past contributions make them doing something bad any better? Art does not excuse rape. Art doesn’t excuse a lot of things. For instance, this (if it’s even real) is a completely inexcusable, utterly abhorrent thing. I pointed out, that if the Rape Tunnel is real, I’m going to build an artistic doomsday device to express myself artistically by burning off the Earth’s atmosphere in a beautiful display of superheated blue and ultraviolet plasma. Sure every man, woman, nonbinary person and child will die, BUT IT’S ART. YOU CAN’T JUDGE ME FOR MY MASS MURDER OF THE ENTIRETY OF THE BIOSPHERE OF THE PLANET.
Yeah, that’s stupid. Just like thinking good art justifies rape is stupid.
Others, and this really drives me up the fucking wall, others like to claim that she clearly couldn’t be raped because her mom put her in that situation. Um, excuse me, fuckstupid douchenozzles, but if I take you and drop you into a pool of horny dolphins, you are still quite raped. And seriously, the fact that she’s a minor is not the only element of this case, you fucking asshats. It doesn’t matter if she looked 16 or 3,000. She still said NO. Ergo, it is still rape.
And honestly? If his trial had problems, that sucks. But it doesn’t change the fact that she did in fact say no and he did in fact admit to raping her.
That’s right, Roman Polanski knowingly and intentionally raped a 13 year old. His art does not change this. The trial’s issues do not change this. His fame does not change this. His or your views on whether it was “rape rape” or “rape rape rape rapeity rape” does not change this. His age does not change this. His nationality does not change this. And the obstinate stupidity of the apologists clinging to a delusional false reality in order to avoid him being brought to justice DOES. NOT. CHANGE. THIS.
Roman Polanski is a rapist and not only that but he raped a young girl.
And if you support him here, you say to me that you are a-okay with child rape. Think about that for a little bit.
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