Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rape Charges Against Julian Assange

"Sex by Surprise." Never heard of it until last week, but the issue is roiling the feminist-left. See Naomi Wolf, "J'Accuse: Sweden, Britain, and Interpol Insult Rape Victims Worldwide," and also Jessica Valenti, "What the Assange Case Says About Rape in America."

And with all the Elizabeth Edwards attacks, I missed this other debate: "“You Buy the Ticket, You Take the Ride”: Not the Conservative View of Date Rape." That's Rob at NewsReal, who takes issue with Robert Stacy McCain's essay, "Unintentional Hilarity: Feminists Ask If Julian Assange Committed ‘Rape-Rape’."

Both debates reveal that perhaps "epistemic closure" isn't all it's cracked up to be.

The Unknown Blogger Who Changed WikiLeaks Coverage." It's Aaron Bady, whose full picture is not shown. It's hard out there on the net. (Via Mememorandum.) Plus, "Julian Assange's looking for love? Alleged dating profile unearthed of Wikileaks founder." And if bail is denied: "'Prepare for all-out cyber war': Government sites braced for attack by pro-WikiLeaks 'hacktivists'."