Why Are Feminists* Ignoring The Violent Gang Rape Of Porn Star Cytherea – Revisited

I know . . . another entry into the “revisited” category already. Though I did not intend to do another so soon after the first 2, the ongoing place of this old (and long since forgotten) blog post in my daily to weekly stats perplexes me. As does the fact that I’m not sure of the source of the traffic coming to it.

Given that it was written at a time where I held very different viewpoints than I currently do, this seems like an excellent opportunity to give current visitors a heads up. I don’t know WHY you are here, but before proceeding, I would recommend you view this first. Because my viewpoints then may not be the same ones that I hold today.

Ongoing evolution and personal intellectual growth are (or at least, SHOULD BE!) a part of the lifelong process of maturity. What was written back then was then—a stepping stone on the road to now.

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We will start with the most glaring error of this piece that has been flapping in the wind publicly since I published it back in March of 2015. The spelling of femenists in the title. Or as the rest of the English speaking world spells it, *feminists. First spotted by a Reddit user during the time period wherein the article was being shared wildly, I knew of the oversight back then. But I must have forgotten about it, because to this day, the seeming man speaking FeMENist typo lives on.

So be it. The word shall remain in the old post as my non-Grammarly using self wrote it then, but it will be corrected here.

 

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For this, I source a re-tweet of one of my Twitter follows. Though a re-tweet, I do know Mercedes Carrera (yes, the porn star) from her appearance on a fairly recent episode of the Drunken Peasants (if your expecting a good show, you won’t be disappointed. Not from Mercedes however 😛 ). Below I will embed the tweet, along with a video she made on the subject.

My first reaction to this was, DAMN! Way to go girl!

1.) Oh BOY, how things have changed . . .

At first glance, my main issue with this part of the post was my immaturity at the time. Oh Gawd . . . so much cringe.
However, as I said before, my life has been a long serious of ongoing changes and decisions. Though the thought of me watching a low brow show like The Drunken Peasants is horrifying to me now, there was a time when this was a source of entertainment.

The time period was around late 2013 to early 2014, and I was starting to embrace a very different world view than I once did. Though I previously spent a lot of time in atheist and secular oriented forums, recent evolutions in my thinking left me feeling isolated from the previously warm and inviting environment that is forums and groups populated by rationalists and faith skeptics. With my ongoing intellectual growth seemingly becoming an insurmountable obstacle for continued discourse in said environments (thou shalt question faith, but not our atheist tendencies), I found myself bored and rudderless. In looking for something (ANYTHING!) to bring me back to a state of lacking boredom, I turned to youtube and podcasts.

For day to day viewing material, I had Thunderf00t, The Amazing Atheist, Jaclyn Glenn, Mr. Repzion and others in that realm. Considering that most of them are prone to annoying atheist viewpoints, it HAS to have been some weird form of masochism.
As for podcasts, you have the Drunken Peasants, Waking Up with Sam Harris, The Rubin Report, Under The Skin with Russell Brand.

Much like a typical diet made up of junk food, this mixture of ongoing content helped to scratch the itch of boredom that was knawing at every part of my existence. It was a mixture of irritation, entertainment, intellectual stimulation. It kept the mind occupied and helped keep the darkness at bay, even for just a moment.

However, as time would move forward (as it does), the cracks in this facade would begin to show. When it comes to Youtube, I would eventually start to realize that the strength of an argument should not be based around the charisma of the person presenting it. Though it would be years before I would altogether end in that conclusion as written above, this was where the seeds were planted.
As for the podcasts, I also would realize (upon consulting people in real-world academic positions!) that the people being interviewed on various podcasts also leave a lot to be desired. As a listener to any of these types of shows, you are unknowingly placing the burden of confirming the legitimacy of the guest’s credentials and arguments on the host. However, if the host is unfamiliar with the person’s background (or is not being entirely honest), you may be unknowingly internalizing information that has been debunked outside the realm if pop-intellectualism.

Though many of the people named above would later go on to dive off the proverbial deep end or otherwise make asses of themselves (anything to keep the $$ flowing, I guess), I must preclude Russell Brand’s podcast from that list. Though I stopped following it over a year ago, it was not because the experience with the guests was an unintentional faux-intellectual jerk off session. The reason was that Russell signed an exclusivity agreement with a new podcast platform called Luminary, and as such, his podcasts would only be broadcast on that platform.

Basically, I kept track of all of my podcasts through Google Play. Well, until Google announced its plan to mothball Google Play in favour of Youtube Music and Google Podcasts. This meant that I ended up switching to Spotify since my first use of the Google Podcasts app showed it to be garbage.

On one side of the equation, people like me like the freedom to stream my podcasts from whatever application that I choose. The price is embedded advertisements. But since they generally fit with the content of the podcasts themselves, they could prove to be actually useful.
On the other side of the situation is the podcast producer. While openly sharing too many or all available platforms ensure widespread availability, the drawback is the necessity of always dealing with sponsors and advertisers. Though a closed garden platform reduces ones reach considerably, they also eliminate the need to deal with advertisers by guaranteeing ongoing funding and revenue.

Though I like Russell Brand and his ongoing goal of enriching himself intellectually (while bringing us all for the ride), I can’t support a platform that wants to become The Netflix of podcasts. I already pay a half dozen streaming platforms for shows I like that are exclusive to them. The idea of podcasts going in the same direction is horrifying.

Facebook. Twitter. Amazon. Google. Do we really need MORE companies that buy their way towards innovation?!

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/12/how-mark-zuckerberg-has-used-instagram-to-crush-evan-spiegels-snap.html

https://qz.com/1196002/facebook-is-pinning-its-future-on-stories-the-idea-it-stole-from-snapchat/

Apps that Facebook copied before taking on TikTok with Reels

How long before the business of podcasts gets on Mark’s radar? Uh . . .

Now that we are once again miles away from where we started . . . What the hell, Russell?!

 

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While the fast-food pablum of the past podcasts filled a void, it was hardly fulfilling. I would end up finding more of that in areas like the future of AI, cybersecurity, the future of work, the future of oil . . . the question marks of real life. Given that I used to spend so much time pondering the existence of a deity, this fixation on the out of reach and ambiguous may not be a surprise. However, the big difference lies in real-life consequences. Unlike the may not happen of atheist and secular conversation, the future grows closer with each passing minute. As does every consequence which we will face by ignoring its impending march. Pick a topic . . . the fight against time tends to be the great unifier.

A pursuit in positivity and happiness?

Hardly. Happiness is a luxury to those that understand the true scope of the peril of our species.

However . . . Fulfilling?

Very much.

 

2.) It seems that Mercedes Carrera has come into some disturbing allegations of her own in the years since I’ve paid her any attention.

https://www.newsweek.com/mercedes-carrera-gamergate-melinda-smith-actress-rancho-cucamonga-1322242

Adult film actress Melinda Smith—or Mercedes Carrera, as fans know her—was arrested Tuesday, along with pornographic films producer and director Jason Whitney, for alleged sexual abuse of a young child, CBS Los Angeles reports. Police have reason to believe Smith and Whitney may have sexually assaulted additional victims.

The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department were first made aware of the alleged sexual assault on a minor on January 31. Smith and Winston stand accused of “inappropriate touching, oral copulation and digital penetration.” After searching Smith and Whitney’s home police found evidence corroborating their extensive interview with the young girl, finding two loaded handguns and a bedroom “set” for recording pornographic videos. The abuse allegedly occurred over a four-month period.

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In addition to her career in pornography, Carrera is also a well-known figure in the right-wing Gamergate movement. Prompted by false allegations made by an ex-boyfriend of game developer Zoe Quinn in 2014, Gamergate activists harassed women game developers and video game analysts. While adherents claimed Gamergate was a crusade against journalistic bias they saw in games journalism, several of their principal claims were false, including that a game developer had sex with a game reviewer in exchange for a favorable review (the site ran no review of her game).

Carrera became a star in the movement and with the far right more broadly, appearing on programs hosted by right-wing conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson and Gavin McInnes, founder of the violent extremist group the Proud Boys.

If this is the case, then I am glad I decided to review this post. Mercedes can associate with whomever she desires, but I want NO part in that. I’m no proud boy supporter.

Since the article above was published, Mercedes (as she wishes to be referred to in the media) has released a letter to the public denying the charges. She insists that the allegations are false, them stemming from a child custody agreement. In the name of fairness, here is that letter:

Last week, my husband and I [were] arrested on charges of molesting my nine-year-old daughter, the absolute worst crime I can imagine. The charges were filed by her father, my ex-partner (a fundamentalist Christian). He is trying to take custody of our child from me. The charges are absolutely false and horrifying, and a last ditch effort to keep me from contact with my daughter for the rest of my life. I am so worried for her. Her life is shattered. Life will never be the same for any of us. We are struggling to make sense of this nightmare. This is a no-bail offense, so we are stuck in jail until we are cleared. We are facing decades in prison and do not even have money for a lawyer. We do not know what to do, but I ask that you all know me for who I am, and know that neither I nor my husband would ever, ever do anything like this to any child, let alone my beloved daughter. 

https://www.vladtv.com/article/252134/update-porn-star-mercedes-carrera-issues-statement-calls-allegations?page=2

Though the initial article is horrifying in itself, the custody angle does add some ambiguity to the situation. Given her well-documented participation in an industry that is looked down upon (to say the LEAST) by most proper Americans, I can see how that could further complicate an already tense family dispute.

According to this article, there does appear to be some discrepancies in the timeline:

The police report nowhere specifies that the alleged victim is Carrera’s daughter, or whether, as Carrera claims, she has had full custody of her since birth, and is currently in a bitter custody battle with her daughter’s father. Also, according to Carrera, she and the father were never married and their visitation arrangement, reached amiably and informally between them because they both travel for work, was unproblematic until a few months ago.

According to the press release, “the sexual abuse consisted of inappropriate touching, oral copulation, and digital penetration, which occurred over four months.”

This account is inconsistent with the publicly available charges drawn up by the San Bernardino DA office. XBIZ spoke with Bobbie Mann, Supervising Deputy DA at the Rancho Cucamonga office. Mann said that currently the DA in charge is Brianne (Brie) Durose, who has experience prosecuting sexual abuse cases. Mann could not confirm whether Durose had been the DA who filed the original charges.

The State’s complaint against Carrera and Whitney was filed on February 5 and Carrera was arraigned a day later. It contains nine charges: eight related to sexual abuse, and one weapons and drug charge.

The eight charges of sexual abuse all allege that the incidents happened “on or about July 6, 2017 through January 31, 2019.”

This is inconsistent with the police press release, which mentions a period of “four months” without stating when.

The other major inconsistency between the press release and the charges is the exact nature of the abuse. Seven of the charges against Carrera (and also Whitney) are for “oral copulation or sexual penetration,” which is what the press release alleges.

The first charge against both of them, the most serious of the charges, however is for “sexual intercourse or sodomy,” which does not appear to be one of the claims the police made.

https://www.xbiz.com/news/243072/mercedes-carrera-faces-a-sex-workers-worst-nightmare

I sourced the article from this Reddit thread which is also worth a glance. In particular, the posts from residents of San Bernardino county describing both the overcrowded court system and the sherrifs office.

I can’t say that I am sure about the reporter (pro-Carrera?) that penned the article for Xbiz (a website that appears to cover developments in the pornography industry). Still, there would seem to be more going on here than is meeting the eye.

In short, I don’t know what has happened here. Though there seems to be little information to be found about the case, there appears to be much speculation and assumption on the part of the media, much of it based around Mercedes’s choice of career. As such, in the name of respecting both the right of the victim to be heard and allowing the accused to make their case of innocence, I’m not coming to a conclusion on the matter until I have more information. This case needs to make its way through the court system. Given how overcrowded the court system already was before COVID 19, I can’t see this getting any attention anytime soon. Maybe not for years from now.

If something significant changes in the future, I’ll do a follow-up post. Since this situation has suddenly become even more interesting than the post I initially set out in writing today.

 

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I have written my share of pieces on the topic of “Feminism” (I use the term loosely). I have written my criticisms of the ideological mess that encompasses the word today, and of risks and problems I see coming out on account to said ideology. But I admit that I have tried to avoid if at all possible, going after any of the Big names directly (though I do at times use indirect references).

I failed on one occasion, after a certain feminist pop culture critic dared to take to twitter and attempt to put a radical feminist spin on a Washington school shooting (before the dead were even in the grave). Like my first post on the Trayvon Martin shooting, it was written whilst the anger was still fresh. But my second post on the same subject (with a weeks distance apart from the first) was less aggressive. Which was why I decided to purge the angry Anita post whilst in the process of the WP facelift.
Not out of fear or censorship pressure. More, because such chatter only helps to further her cause, gives her proof of the “abuse” and “bullying” she gets on account to assholes on the internet. So I will not be part of it.

Oh god. 2 more posts that I don’t recall the content of. But one less that I have to worry about!

Speaking of Anita Sarkeesian . . . back in the day (likely this time period, come to think of it), I recall Youtube anti-feminists like Thunderf00t and Sargon of Akkad (I forgot about him and his This Week In Stupid segment. How ironic) making the argument that she and her increasingly sizable patreon account was essentially a scam. Though it was allegedly to fund better feminist educational content (if memory serves), her critics (me being one of them. Full disclosure) called bullshit. Since we are in tangent mode already, how did that turn out?

The first thing that one comes across is her apparent involvement in a project called Last Of Us 2. If what many are writing is to be believed, she DESTROYED the game.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/the-last-of-us-part-2-review-bombing-opinion/

It’s been so long that I had forgotten how melodramatic that her critics were. How melodramatic that I was.

Uh . . .

Either way, she and Feminist Frequency have been busy.

Upon visiting the Feminist Frequency youtube channel, the first thing that I notice is that the channel was started long before any of the anti-feminists started milking it for clicks. Almost like it was the project of someone championing for a cause that they obviously are passionate about!

Though I don’t immediately see all of the 5 categories of video that Anita mentioned (as pointed out by thunderf00t HERE), I notice at least one more category has been added and plenty of other material for her audience to consume. At some point, it looks like the channel joined the podcast wave, with the channel becoming a platform for interviews and conversations. As of September 9th of 2020, the channel has hosted 138 episodes exploring a wide range of social (and other) issues.

Was it slash is it all worth the money?

I have no idea. But I am also not the judge of that. The fact that FFR is now at 108 and counting tells me that to the people that it matters to. Obviously, the answer is yes. Which is enough for me.

 

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But moving on, going on 3 months ago now, porn star Cytherea had her home invaded by 3 teenagers (2 of them minors). The family was abused (Cytherea, sexually), and all while there were children present. The teens were picked up the next night trying to pull the same shit, somewhere else.
The attack on Cytherea’s family was so violent that all 3 of the suspects (2 minors) are going to be tried as adults, and could face life in prison if found guilty.

One interesting aspect of this story is that this is the first that I am hearing of it. I have 2 twitter feeds and a facebook feed that serves up a whole host of stories that I consume (and sometimes reference) on a daily basis. I also receive a number of daily, weekly and biweekly newsletters that also keep my up to date on various issues. Not to mention some news programing, and of course chatter by my various youtube content creators.

Interestingly, the same situation ended up conspiring with the Mercedes Carrera situation.

Despite having what I would say to be a fairly good grasp on the goings on within various areas of society (both on and off-line), I never seen or heard this story come from ANY of the sources. I never seen any of the news sources that I regularly utilize (mainly progressive outlets with various bias’s towards feminism).
AND I have yet to hear this from anyone on youtube (well, aside from Mercedes and Sargon of Akkad’s re-tweet). Though youtuber’s are not a news source (excluding maybe TYT and The Dave Pakman Show), they tend to keep a a good eye on (and report on) the world of radical feminism.

It is interesting, this silence on this news. To quote the article mercedes linked:

If ever there was a story for feminists to get enraged about, this would be it. According to SJWs, America fosters a “rape culture,” where sexual assault is trivialized and men are encouraged to feel “entitled” to womens’ bodies. You can’t get more entitled than a gang of ghetto thugs invading a woman’s home and raping her at gunpoint.

One thing that was overlooked by me last time . . . the overt racist implication. The gang of ghetto thugs. How about a trio of male assailants?

Imagine my surprise upon discovering that I was linking to a story published on a platform owned by Roosh V . Well . . . news is news. Right?

Note: There was a photo of the accused here, but I decided to remove it from both posts. You know where it is if you wish to view it.

One look at the race of Cytherea’s alleged rapists and you can see a big reason why the left won’t touch the story. The media is constantly on the lookout for what Tom Wolfe calls the “Great White Defendant,” a criminal case featuring a white man who is utterly guilty of victimizing a woman or a racial minority.

This desire to demonize white men drives not only popular rape hoaxes such as the Duke lacrosse case or the UVA rape story, but white-on-black crime stories such as the Trayvon Martin case and the Ferguson debacle.

Feminists are also ignoring Cytherea’s rape because of the class factor. The rape stories that SJWs squirt tears over—such as UVA rape liar Jackie Coakley or “Mattress Girl” Emma Sulkowicz—involve upper-class white girls being purportedly brutalized by “entitled,” “privileged” white men. Cytherea is a former porn star, and while there are “sex-positive” feminists out there, they’ve been eclipsed in power by neo-Puritans such as Anita Sarkeesianand Lindy West who wax poetic about “affirmative consent” and think that porn is a tool of the patriarchy.

SJWs are so wedded to their narrative of rape being perpetuated by upper-class white men that they’ll rush to defend any wealthy white girl who cries rape, no matter how obvious her lie.

Surly, this can not be so. Though I know that there are 10,000 different versions of the definition of “feminism” (all of which I seem to spell diffrently!), I had assumed that the thing that binded them all together was a mutual agreement that harm towards ANY women is wrong. The first wave may have been started by Caucasian women (and in the interest of Caucasian women), but surly we have progressed passed such stages by 2015.

We did. We had long before 2020.

But you can find anything if you know where to look.

It’s precisely because of SJW narcissism that they ignore real rape victims like Cytherea in favor of liars like Emma Sulkowicz or UVA’s Jackie Coakley. The “rape culture” narrative is not about protecting women, but punishing men for being men. It’s an expression of an entire generation of women’s inability to cope with anything outside of their wealthy, upper-middle class bubbles.

Quite a scathing conclusion, if I do say so my self. But I would hope that he has something to show for such claims. Oh yes, he does.

Oh god . . .

Last week, Return of Kings publisher Roosh Valizadeh posted an article on his blog titled “How to Stop Rape,” where he facetiously suggested that legalizing rape on private property would bring an end to “rape culture.” Despite the obviously satirical nature of the article, feminists reacted to it with violent rage. As of this writing, Roosh has been denounced by The Mirror, xoJane, Raw Story and more, none of whom have written about Cytherea.

We saw a similar situation several months back when it was revealed that Pakistani rapist-pimps had forced thousands of white girls in the English city of Rotherham into the sex trade for over a decade, but local authorities didn’t do anything about it out of fear of being seen as “racist.” Feminists all but ignored the Rotherham debacle in favor of wringing their hands over the “victimization” of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrity white girls in the Fappening.

The reason why feminists are more upset over satirical articles and the “problems” of millionaires then by actual rape is because they’re narcissists.Their agita about “rape culture” is driven by a desire to remake the world to accommodate their various flaws. “Yes Means Yes” laws, campaigns against “manspreading,” and the like are smokescreens to disguise young women’s fear of masculinity and discomfort with themselves.

I like that he calls out some “progressive” sources for not only taking a satire article seriously, but for also not running the Cytherea story. And the Rotterdam story was a good addition to, as it is reflective of potentially hundreds of similar situations that are ignored on account to, twitter PTSD or sexism in video games.

I would like to think the best of the situation. Its a big world out there, so maybe, just MAYBE, this is not on the radar of many mainstream online feminists because they are ignorant to the subject.

 

What a naive fool. What a sad, naive fool.

 

https://www.reaxxion.com/5532/arthur-chu-accuses-gamergate-of-weaponizing-charity-drive-before-donating-to-it

Well, umm, ok. Weaponized rape? WHAT?!

Well, I can not confirm or deny any of the racial, classiest or misandry claims against the loud online radical feminists, but by now (given the age of these articles) its doubtful that ignorance is the reason for the silence of the feminists.

While I quickly glossed over this section last time around, I will look a little into this now. We will start with my choice of source article material.

Arthur’s tweets are composed of attacks on prominent Gamergate supporters such as Rougestar Games and Reaxxion’s founder Roosh V. Chu of course has also made it no secret that he’s on board with Marxist ideology and has made it clear that SJWs, including himself, have no plans on finding common ground with gamers.

*Sigh*

I didn’t cite just 1 Roosh owned platform. But 2.

Now to untangle this . . . first off, I don’t know who (or really care about, in all honesty) Andrew Chu is. Nor do I fully understand what is being alleged with quote weaponizing rape. Is it that Mercedes doesn’t (didn’t) really care, but was just trying to get in the face of people like Anita Sarkissian?

Wait . . . what does Anita have to do with this?!

I had completely forgotten about the connection. But in attempting to look up some information about the charity campaign, I stumbled into a chapter from an ebook that connects the dots. Written by Rosanna Mauleand and titled Digital Platforms and Feminist Film Discourse: Women’s Cinema 2.0 , click the link to read it. Then scroll up to the start of Feminist Grass-Roots Practices, Post-Feminism And Neo-Liberal Economy.

The author seems to confirm that Mercedes was indeed working in the best interests of both Cytherea and a previous charitable endeavour. She also appears to positively regard the very different actions of both Carrera and Sarkeesian in non-academic feminism. However, she also seems to highlight that in the neo-liberal capitalist paradigm in which we live, the lines that stand between personal expression / cultural critique and self-promotion / economic exploitation can become blurred.

1.) I use the word seems a lot since this is how I am interpreting the information. Since we tend to see what we want to see, it’s good to consider.

2.) This conclusion is not all that that different from the one I came to while writing my long-form piece exploring the popularity of popular faux and pop academic experts in the social media ecosystem. Short of the highly undemocratic ability to read minds, everyone has to assume that their favoured experts are good-faith actors.

Or as the Apistevists among us would say, “I don’t have faith in ANYONE. But I do trust them!”.

3.) I am unsure what is entailed by Post-Feminism. On its face, my initial reaction is to think, “How can we be in a state of POST Feminism?!”. However, I’m guessing that there must be (or have been) a more in-depth academic conversation that I’m not privy too.

 

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Well, I can not confirm or deny any of the racial, classiest or misandry claims against the loud online radical feminists, but by now (given the age of these articles) its doubtful that ignorance is the reason for the silence of the feminists.
Though I would have thought that denouncing violence against women would have put everyone in this situation on the same page, it instead appears to have created a rift within the “feminist” community. Those whom are acknowledging (and denouncing) the rape of former porn star Cytheria, and those who are not.

The articles above are for reference only. Though many claims are made, one should be careful of how seriously ones takes them (you can’t read peoples minds, we all have bias’s etc).
And it could be argued that Cytheria is only one of, many.

How myopically social media makes us view the world around us . . .

First off, it’s often hard to remember that what discourse we see on social media is likely just the hair of crystalization on the very top of the iceberg that is the entire academic conversation of the subject matter. It helps to have close friends aware of these conversations (and sometimes even involved in them). It is grounding when I casually mention, “I don’t understand why feminists don’t BLAH,” only to be retorted with “Oh, most feminist scholars are not like that.”

As it turns out, I’ve found similar results with almost any so-called academic conversation that I inquired about. While social media consumers (and those that make bank off of spreading such narratives) often make the conversation seem like this, the reality is very often . . . mixed. Though rebuttals to public misconceptions exist, they usually happen in closed quarters.

This, in itself, is an annoyance to me. Though I tend to focus on the subject of philosophy (since I have a soft spot for it, and it’s easy fooder for seemingly every outspoken logical thinker to shit on. Oh, the irony), this type of thing exists seemingly everywhere in academia. If they are not ignoring the public altogether, then they are focusing only on their peers in academic papers that the public and media can not comprehend. This leads to people sourcing media platforms that often times misunderstand/misuse scientific documents in the name of pushing narratives (the most well-known example being scientific studies). Having delved into GMO foods, Glyphosate, marijuana and other topics for this blog, it often runs into. I don’t like using media sources, so I try and focus on the papers. Even though reading them is tedious.

While I can understand why academics would not want to bother with public interaction (you can drag a mule to water . . . ), not doing so just ensures that the loudest and most compelling counter-narrative gets traction. Like the snake oil salesman that have friends of mine commenting about the presence of carbon dioxide in their facemasks (and how bad it is for our health)

Newsflash . . . I just polished off  710 ml’s of diet coke, with it the carbon dioxide contained therein. I regularly drink carbonated beverages like pop and sparkling water. I’ve not gone belly up yet!

Now, burping out CO2 with a mask on . . . by these people’s logic, I should be dead. Or, at the very least, I should have passed out at work many times.

Yet . . .

Note: I am aware of the so-called dangers of aspartame. I say so-called because they are not a danger, at least in the amounts that I consume the stuff (not often!). While I’ve had people comment about the Stevia (NOT aspartame!) that I sometimes use in my coffee, I doubt that they would comment about me drinking a product containing caramel colour.

Which IS a carcinogen.

Either way, looking back, I don’t think I should have expected any other feminist to comment on the rape of Cytheria, just as one should not expect them to comment on any other of the millions of other cases throughout the world. That it was a high profile case based around exceptional circumstances that arose from her former career is unfortunate, yet irrelevant.

While I don’t fault Mercedes for standing up for someone in her own industry, I now wish I didn’t allow myself to be dragged into this by bad-faith actors. No, NOT Mercedes. I am talking about the Sargon tweet and Roosh V publications that only care about this case as far as it gets (got) eyes in their cause.

Though I am not sure of her current activities, I wish her and her children the best in whatever they do. Particularly after the death of her husband (and their father) back in 2016.

She keeps an active Twitter account, though it is not safe for work viewing (she IS a porn star, after all).

But, I have to agree with the writer of the quoted article, in his assertion that many of the cases that the mainstream radical feminists tend to latch on to, have a tenancy of being either untrue or very different to the original story. Publications with good credentials have been burned by such hot potatoes. Victims of a culture that values punishment over all else (even the truth).

To think that just over 2 years from the time that I posted this, the world would find out how status quo the problem of predatory males using positions of power to hide their crimes indeed was (and is). I say 2017 because that was when Harvey Weinstein finally getting the attention he deserved. To date, such allegations have also taken down Jeffery Epstein. Though they have not had much effect on either Donald Trump or (*sigh*) Joe Biden.

Note: Since it is September of 2020 with the Western half of the United States being in flames while the eastern half is facing the prospect of no less than 5 hurricanes potentially coming ashore, do vote Joe Biden. While I detest how his white privilege seems to be one of the only things that have gotten him this far, the same goes for Donald Trump.

And besides, even considering both Tara Read and Anita Hill (Goddammit . . .), he’s no Roy Moore. Hell, he’s no Donald Trump!

Vote for Joe Biden so we can have some semblance of a chance of sparing the young children of today the hell and chaos of more Trump and boomer fueled climate change on account to an orgy of coal and oil burning.

Really, this should have been apparent long before Weinstein entered the realm of infamy. For one, Bill Cosby hit the headlines in the same year that this was written. And even before that, Micheal Jackson was exposed for the same crimes (though we all know how that turned out). For me, I would not know the true extent of the Micheal Jackson crimes until I watched Leaving Neverland.

 

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In a nutshell, if the status quo protection of sexual predators (dare I say . . . rape culture?) is not apparent by now, then I don’t know what to tell ya.

To be fair to the post that spawned this rebuttal . . . yes, false accusations can and do happen. And they can often cause irreparable damage to a person’s personal reputation even if they are proven wrong. This is why making false allegations should be punished just as harshly as the crime of sexual assault itself.
This also becomes yet another reason why I don’t think humans should be trusted in such applications as ensuring fair and equal opportunities are distributed in key areas like human resources. The black box of the human mind can be corrupted into making a wrong decision based around far less than an allegation found in one’s search engine results. While one can’t guarantee that AI won’t also make such judgements, at least such an algorithm can be programmed to search beyond the first article.

Is there an actual crime on the record? Yes = discard

No = next inquiry

Either way human bias is considered, such cases are still generally far less prevalent than the crime of sexual assault in itself. No matter how much MRA leaning and embracing speakers, podcasts, documentaries, and platforms want you to believe otherwise.

Here we have a case that is proven to be true (there was police involvement!). A case of an innocent victim attacked and used as little more then a tool for sexual pleasure. You don’t even have to donate to Mercedes’s charity ( here , you have 10 days left, from March 22, 2015 ), just give it some coverage.

The charity link is disabled since it was broken long ago, now landing on the GoFundME homepage.

Considering that the original post that preceded this one was shared many times on Facebook and Reddit (and generated much traffic coming from those shares), it would seem that people definitely gave this some traction. Though, in hindsight, maybe not in the places that I would otherwise find myself willingly.

I’m not sure why this old post in my archive again sees a trickle of traffic. None the less, I felt a need to update.

Times changes, season’s change, and people change too. Or, more appropriately, people make mistakes. Only to take a gander back in 5 years and think to themselves, “Oh dear lord . . .”.

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