Monday, January 10, 2005

The City of My Dreams

Down there in New Orleans, it's life as usual:

Recently, in New Orleans, a man was charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, and the newspaper quoted the NOPD as saying the girl had "consensual sex" with the perpetrator. An editorial employer of the newspaper called the NOPD to get some clarification. She probably expected to hear "oh, you know what we meant" or "so, what's the problem?" or all of the other offensive responses you get when you point out offensive things that people say about girls and women. What she got was even worse: The NOPD spokeswoman told the Times-Picayune employee that the police department had worded the news release that way because they "didn't want people to think he [the perpetrator] was preying on children in the community."

Via DED Space (, where you can read the rest of the post -- yes, it gets worse.

It's true that the NOPD are probably the only police force that dropped the murder rate in the city by firing some of their own officers; but even so. A bit inappropriate, don't you think, officers?

Nah. Not in Louisiana. "Little bitch was asking for it," will no doubt be the attitude down there.

Along with "Old enough to bleed, old enough to breed," this was one of the first things I ever heard about women, growing up.

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