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:
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