Wonkette writer admits Bill Clinton raped Broaddrick, 'but that doesn't make him evil'

There's hypocrisy, there's double standards...and then there's this jaw dropping post at Wonkette by Rebecca Schoenkopf, for which there is no word in the dictionary.

The author rationalizes Bill Clinton's rape of Juanita Broaddrick:

  • I can absolutely see Bill Clinton doing this (then, not now) and not even thinking of it as rape, but thinking of it as dominant, alpha sex. I can see a LOT of men doing that during that time period, before we started telling them in the ’80s, “hey, that is rape, do not do that.” I can see YOUR NICE GRANDPA doing that, back then.
  • In the Buzzfeed piece, Broaddrick’s precocious 13-year-old grandson — who sounds like a really sweet young man — has learned this year about his grandmother’s “complicated” past, thanks to overheard conversations and gaps filled in by Google. He says to force sex on a woman means you are an “evil” person. I don’t think this is true. I think you can do something horrible, realize later that it is horrible, be ashamed forever and try to keep it secret and never do it again. (Especially if you’re, say, a teenager whose impulse control is still years away from being properly developed.)
  • “Rape is about power, not sex.” For those for whom it’s about power, those are the serial rapist guys, and they hate women and want to punish us. But I don’t think that’s in every case. I think good men can rape, and be sorry, and not do it again. This is very bad feminism.
  • While I (sort of? am leaning toward?) believe Juanita Broaddrick, her characterization of Hillary Clinton sounds irrational, maybe induced from PTSD:

Every single feminist shibboleth about rape is excused or spun by the author.  To excuse Clinton of raping anyone because it was considered "alpha sex" in the 1980s to viciously attack a woman and force her to have sex and Bill didn't know any better is about as twisted as it gets. 

And then forgiveness:

  • To sum up, I think Bill Clinton could very well have raped Juanita Broaddrick; that it doesn’t make him an evil man, or irredeemable (I’m Catholic; we’re all forgiven, if we’re sorry, and Broaddrick says Bill Clinton personally called her up to apologize). It doesn’t even necessarily make him a bad feminist — you know, later, once he stops doing that.
  • I don’t necessarily believe the woman who says Donald Trump raped her when she was a 13-year-old girl. (I’m pretty sure he did rape his wife though, seeing as how she said so under oath.) It doesn’t seem in character — to me — that he would threaten to have her disappeared. It seems a lot more Trumpy that he’d send her off with a “good girl” and a smack on the ass, assuming she’d be grateful to have hosted Trump’s magnificent schlong.

How’s that for fair and balanced?

I don't have the words to analyze this unspeakable rot.  We've been listening to feminists for 40 years tell us that even consensual sex on the marriage bed is rape; that the woman is always to be believed; that rape is about power, not sex; and that men are beasts.

But apparently at least this one feminist can throw all that under the bus to get Hillary Clinton elected.

We knew during the Clinton impeachment that feminists had sold out – that if a Republican had done what Clinton did, he would have been tarred, feathered, and ridden out of D.C. on a rail.  And now, at least some feminists have gone even farther.  You almost expected the author to claim that Broaddrick was asking for it and actually enjoyed herself.

It may be true that some men in the 1980s believed that "no" means "yes" and acted in a beastly manner toward women.  But rape is rape, and to excuse such attacks for political reasons should elicit outrage from real feminists.

There's hypocrisy, there's double standards...and then there's this jaw dropping post at Wonkette by Rebecca Schoenkopf, for which there is no word in the dictionary.

The author rationalizes Bill Clinton's rape of Juanita Broaddrick:

  • I can absolutely see Bill Clinton doing this (then, not now) and not even thinking of it as rape, but thinking of it as dominant, alpha sex. I can see a LOT of men doing that during that time period, before we started telling them in the ’80s, “hey, that is rape, do not do that.” I can see YOUR NICE GRANDPA doing that, back then.
  • In the Buzzfeed piece, Broaddrick’s precocious 13-year-old grandson — who sounds like a really sweet young man — has learned this year about his grandmother’s “complicated” past, thanks to overheard conversations and gaps filled in by Google. He says to force sex on a woman means you are an “evil” person. I don’t think this is true. I think you can do something horrible, realize later that it is horrible, be ashamed forever and try to keep it secret and never do it again. (Especially if you’re, say, a teenager whose impulse control is still years away from being properly developed.)
  • “Rape is about power, not sex.” For those for whom it’s about power, those are the serial rapist guys, and they hate women and want to punish us. But I don’t think that’s in every case. I think good men can rape, and be sorry, and not do it again. This is very bad feminism.
  • While I (sort of? am leaning toward?) believe Juanita Broaddrick, her characterization of Hillary Clinton sounds irrational, maybe induced from PTSD:

Every single feminist shibboleth about rape is excused or spun by the author.  To excuse Clinton of raping anyone because it was considered "alpha sex" in the 1980s to viciously attack a woman and force her to have sex and Bill didn't know any better is about as twisted as it gets. 

And then forgiveness:

  • To sum up, I think Bill Clinton could very well have raped Juanita Broaddrick; that it doesn’t make him an evil man, or irredeemable (I’m Catholic; we’re all forgiven, if we’re sorry, and Broaddrick says Bill Clinton personally called her up to apologize). It doesn’t even necessarily make him a bad feminist — you know, later, once he stops doing that.
  • I don’t necessarily believe the woman who says Donald Trump raped her when she was a 13-year-old girl. (I’m pretty sure he did rape his wife though, seeing as how she said so under oath.) It doesn’t seem in character — to me — that he would threaten to have her disappeared. It seems a lot more Trumpy that he’d send her off with a “good girl” and a smack on the ass, assuming she’d be grateful to have hosted Trump’s magnificent schlong.

How’s that for fair and balanced?

I don't have the words to analyze this unspeakable rot.  We've been listening to feminists for 40 years tell us that even consensual sex on the marriage bed is rape; that the woman is always to be believed; that rape is about power, not sex; and that men are beasts.

But apparently at least this one feminist can throw all that under the bus to get Hillary Clinton elected.

We knew during the Clinton impeachment that feminists had sold out – that if a Republican had done what Clinton did, he would have been tarred, feathered, and ridden out of D.C. on a rail.  And now, at least some feminists have gone even farther.  You almost expected the author to claim that Broaddrick was asking for it and actually enjoyed herself.

It may be true that some men in the 1980s believed that "no" means "yes" and acted in a beastly manner toward women.  But rape is rape, and to excuse such attacks for political reasons should elicit outrage from real feminists.