When facts don’t meet your worldview, just stop talking – ctd.

I think Karen Hughes said it best:

And if another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue.

Evidently, a judge in California didn’t take her advice:

At the sentencing hearing for a man convicted of rape in 2008, Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson said that he considered the rape “technical,” according to City News Service. He said:

“I’m not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something—if someone doesn’t want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case. That tells me that the victim in this case, although she wasn’t necessarily willing, she didn’t put up a fight. And to treat this case like the rape cases that we all hear about is an insult to victims of rape. I think it’s an insult. I think it trivializes a rape.”

The judge gave the speech as a way to explain why he wanted to sentence the rapist to 6 years in prison, instead of the 16 that the prosecutor requested.

Really? The body shuts down? Didn’t we learn that lesson already?

One more time. Stick to science. When facts don’t meet your worldview, just stop talking.

@aaronecarroll

 

 

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