On Monday, the ladies of The View were discussing the Roman Polanski arrest. Whoopi's comment:
It wasn't rape-rape. Huh? What the heck does that mean?
Here is a portion of the 13 year old victim's grand jury testimony:
Q: Did you take a Quaalude?
A: I took part of it.
Q: Where did you get this part?
A: [Polanski] gave it to me.[...]
Q: After he kissed you did he say anything?
Q: Did you say anything?
A: No, besides I was just going, "No. Come on, let's go home."
Q: What was said after you indicated that you wanted to go home when you were sitting on the couch?
A: He said "I'll take you home soon."
Q: Then what happened?
A: Then he went down and he started performing cuddliness.
Q: What does that mean?
A: It means he went down on me or he placed his mouth on my vagina.[...]
Q: What happened after that?
A: He started to have intercourse with me.
Q: What do you mean by intercourse?
A: He placed his penis in my vagina.
Q: What did you say, if anything, before he did that?
A: I was mostly just on and off saying, "No, stop." But I wasn't fighting really because I, you know, there was no one else there and I had no place to go.
Q: What did he say, if anything?
A: He didn't answer me when I said, "No."[...]
A: I think he said something like right after I said I was not on the pill, right before he said, "Oh, I won't come inside of you then." And I just went--and he goes--and then he put me--wait. Then he lifted my legs up farther and he went in through my anus.
Q: When you say he went in your anus, what do you mean by that?
A: He put his penis in my butt.
Q: Did he say anything at that time?
Q: Did you resist at that time?
A: A little bit, but not really because--(pause.)
Q: Because what?
A: Because I was afraid of him.[...]
Q: Do you know what a climax is?
Q: Do you know whether he had a climax?
Q: And how do you know that?
A: Because I could kind of feel it and it was in my underwear. It was in my underwear. It was on my butt and stuff.
Q: When you say that, you believe that he climaxed in your anus?
Whoopi if that doesn't sound like rape to you, then I truly feel sorry for you. I also would like to think that if this had happened to your daughter your attitude about this being raped would be profoundly different.
138 "hollywood" people have signed a petition demanding the release of Mr. Polanski. Woody Allen of all people signed it. I guess him not thinking there is anything wrong with what Mr. Polanski did comes as no surprise since he is now married to much younger woman who was his step-daughter. Johnathon Demme, Martin Scorsese, and Tilda Swinson are signatories as well.
I was always under the impression that liberals were champions of women's rights, that as a conservative I was the one that didn't care about women. Isn't that what liberals like Whoppi say? Although this isn't really about women, this is about children. He is a CHILD RAPIST. What in that is so hard to understand?
Debra Winger has described this as an arcane technicality.
Seriously, what is wrong with these people?