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Out Of The Mouths Of Comedians: Rape Is Rape

The story of Roman Polanski’s long-overdue extradition to the US to face the music for raping a child thirty-some years ago has been making me crazy, not least because at the same time as the world (rightly) wrings its hands and wags its fingers and voices its horror over evils committed by clergy within the Catholic Church, celebrities, artists and assorted literati bend over backwards, morally, to defend Roman Polanski, who did exactly the same thing.

As I’ve said elsewhere, this baffles and sickens me, as a mother, as a woman, as a human being. How could anyone, anywhere, think – let alone say, out loud – that the rape of a child is anything other than a terrible crime? And why is it that it takes a comedian on a late night talk show to challenge this patent absurdity?


Chris Rock gets it. Yo freaking Gabba Gabba gets it. Why isn’t this being proclaimed everywhere?

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shari storm

posted October 3, 2009 at 10:26 am

Excellent post. Thanks for putting it in perspective!

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miss pink

posted October 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm

i agree with you , i have no clue why this guy is still being aloud to stay . my mom is going nuts over it , she thinks it is crazy .
if you have time check out my latest post “Can it be done? Make money from home.” at

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posted November 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm

that is a great clip–and you are 100000000000% right–why isn’t that everyone’s opinion?

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