Jo Rhett (jorhett) wrote,
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Treat people as *YOU* think they deserve.

So this is hopefully my final rant from 3 days of talk radio.

So apparently some famous female singer/actress/something? in India apparently bought herself some trouble. She was at a party dressed in a way that apparently made it acceptable for some random male to grab her and kiss her. She of course complained to the media who were at the same party, and complained to the police. This is all good.

So what do all the of the people calling in the show think?

1. If you dress a certain way then you are asking for ...
2. It wasn't just the dressing, she was acting...
3. You get what you deserve when you dress that way...

Um, hello? First of all, this wasn't Fox News this was NPR. Why the hell was NPR falling over dead and accepting these kinds of responses?

Someone clarify this for me: SINCE WHEN DOES THE OBSERVER GET TO DECIDE THE APPROPRIATE AND ACCEPTABLE MANNER OF SEXUALLY TOUCHING SOMEONE? You wore a shirt with your belly button showing, which means you wanted to have sex with me, right? It's rape to you but you asked for it, right?

This isn't just anger, this is real, true confusion on my part. On what planet does this logic make sense? Who in god's creation actually thinks that the person who is being touched isn't the person who decides if it is acceptable?

Tell me... how exactly does one dress that will say the appropriate thing to every individual you could possibly meet in a social situation?

This is nonsense. And it's not that I disagree or think they are wrong. I just can't even understand how anyone could really believe this.

I mean seriously, in Psychology study individuals making these kind of statements would be
(C) Psychopathy due to Negative Integration
not Normal, not Confused and not Disintegrating psychopath (the fun kind movies are made of) either. This is someone whose intelligence is subservient to primitive, inflexible drives, leaving them incapable of empathy or guilt.

So why is NPR accepting these kinds of answers without alerting local authorities? Why is this an acceptable answer under any form? Shouldn't crap like this be bleeped out and more sane responses be put on the air?
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