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Victimology hierarchy

The cult of vic­ti­mol­ogy is both fas­ci­nat­ing and tiresome.

Fas­ci­nat­ing, because, on the one hand, Women Are Frag­ile Crea­tures That Must Be Shel­tered from Life say Fem­i­nists; for instance,

A gang of six pro­fes­sors at Welles­ley Col­lege (cough “Asy­lum” cough) (Annual cost of atten­dance: $66,966) call­ing them­selves “the Com­mis­sion for Eth­nic­ity, Race, and Equity (CERE)” have authored a pol­icy that would ban speak­ers from the col­lege if their views are so con­tro­ver­sial (i.e. con­ser­v­a­tive, lib­er­tar­ian, or anti-​socialist) that snowflakes might be offended by them.

Tire­some when you notice that within the cult there is a hierarchy:

In sports par­tic­i­pa­tion, trans­gen­der rights are the pri­or­ity when a trans­gen­der per­son wins the women’s weightlift­ing con­test, or the wrestling, or what­ever sport comes next.

Sub­mis­sion to a reli­gion is more impor­tant than fem­i­nist prin­ci­ples. You can see it in Swe­den, where stick­ers pop up declar­ing “women who do not wear the veil are ask­ing to be raped” pop up with impunity, while its “first fem­i­nist gov­ern­ment in the world” wear veils to meet with the Ira­ni­ans in search of closer busi­ness ties.

Open-​borders immi­gra­tion is more impor­tant than women’s safety. You are see­ing it in Mary­land, where a four­teen year old girl was raped last week at Rockville High School by two sus­pects who had been detained at the U.S. bor­der in 2016. This week Mary­land Democ­rats this week took a major step to becom­ing a “sanc­tu­ary state,”

The Democratically-​controlled House of Del­e­gates voted 8355 to OK the Mary­land Law Enforce­ment and Trust Act. Gen­er­ally, it would bar state and local law enforce­ment from help­ing fed­eral immi­gra­tion offi­cials seek­ing ille­gals, includ­ing requests to detain inmates for deportation.

The school dis­trict has been email­ing par­ents reas­sur­ing them about the district’s com­mit­ment to diver­sity. What about ensur­ing their stu­dents’ safety? Let me posit this, What if the rape vic­tim is also an immi­grant, or the daugh­ter of immigrants?

Worse yet, last night, the alleged per­pe­tra­tors’ lawyer, who refused to dis­close who is pay­ing for his fees, stated that he may argue in court that the rape was con­sen­tual, not “forced, or coerced, or in any way, ille­gal,” (1:50 into the video)

So, girls must be pro­tected from speak­ers who chal­lenge their ideas … but only if and after the other vic­ti­mol­ogy hier­ar­chies are kept.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog

The cult of victimology is both fascinating and tiresome.

Fascinating, because, on the one hand, Women Are Fragile Creatures That Must Be Sheltered from Life say Feminists; for instance,

A gang of six professors at Wellesley College (cough “Asylum” cough) (Annual cost of attendance: $66,966) calling themselves “the Commission for Ethnicity, Race, and Equity (CERE)” have authored a policy that would ban speakers from the college if their views are so controversial (i.e. conservative, libertarian, or anti-socialist) that snowflakes might be offended by them.

Tiresome when you notice that within the cult there is a hierarchy:

In sports participation, transgender rights are the priority when a transgender person wins the women’s weightlifting contest, or the wrestling, or whatever sport comes next.

Submission to a religion is more important than feminist principles. You can see it in Sweden, where stickers pop up declaring “women who do not wear the veil are asking to be raped” pop up with impunity, while its “first feminist government in the world” wear veils to meet with the Iranians in search of closer business ties.

Open-borders immigration is more important than women’s safety. You are seeing it in Maryland, where a fourteen year old girl was raped last week at Rockville High School by two suspects who had been detained at the U.S. border in 2016. This week Maryland Democrats this week took a major step to becoming a “sanctuary state,”

The Democratically-controlled House of Delegates voted 83-55 to OK the Maryland Law Enforcement and Trust Act. Generally, it would bar state and local law enforcement from helping federal immigration officials seeking illegals, including requests to detain inmates for deportation.

The school district has been emailing parents reassuring them about the district’s commitment to diversity. What about ensuring their students’ safety? Let me posit this,  What if the rape victim is also an immigrant, or the daughter of immigrants?

Worse yet, last  night, the alleged perpetrators’ lawyer, who refused to disclose who is paying for his fees, stated that he may argue in court that the rape was consentual, not “forced, or coerced, or in any way, illegal,” (1:50 into the video)

So, girls must be protected from speakers who challenge their ideas . . . but only if and after the other victimology hierarchies are kept.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz posts on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog