Where there's a female victim, there's usually a feminist spokesperson making the case against aggressive males.
Translation: Leave our violent men alone!
No one wishes to minimize the pain of slavery or the trauma of rape, whether at the hands of a 19th-century plantation owner or a modern-day lacrosse player, but ...
Translation: I can and will do exactly this, but I want to dodge responsibility.
The historical pattern of [Jesse] Jackson's behavior is what keeps those fears aroused and conjures up bad memories.
Translation: You have nothing to fear but Jesse Jackson himself.
There is no current trend of white men raping black women ... though sample sizes are considered too small to draw any solid conclusions ...
Translation: White men don't rape black women. Whenever it looks like they do, people like me insist it's just rough sex. I only have the lack of data to back me up, but that's good enough for me.
... we can't help noting that the two young men thus far charged are from New York and New Jersey ...
Translation: They're from blue states. If the impossible happens and a jury finds any of these men guilty, I'll blame the Democrats.
Any commentary about race, class and privilege in this case is meaningless ...
Translation: [KP's hands over her ears] "I'm not listening."
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