Religion can sure give that added push to rationalize the most obscene, repulsive ideas.
In this case, a Mormon blogger has shared his wisdom in response to the suicide of an 18-year old Texas woman. She tweeted details of alleged ongoing sexual abuse by her stepfather and another family member, then killed herself.
A tragic, awful situation to begin with.
Then Mormon author Michael Crook decided he wanted to comment. As PZ Myers put it, “a demented fuckwit has opined”:
I don’t care what did or did not happen to her. First and foremost, I don’t believe rape exists. When there are incidents that are classified as “rape,” or names that are similar, what usually ends up happening is that the “victim” tends to “forget” to mention immodesty, flirty actions, or other conduct on their part that contributed to the matter. A woman who dresses immodestly must accept accountability for her choice of attire.
If, in fact, this girl was being molested or forced into prostitution as the media outlets say her tweets claimed, then it was her fault that it happened, and continued to happen.
Read the post on Pharyngula for some more insight into what Crook thinks is Mormon morality. It’s an eye-opener.
Apparently, others strongly disagreed, because he has since scrubbed his website of the offending post.
- The Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal (goddessofglitter.wordpress.com)
- In My Skin: Moving Past Sexual Abuse (genderbytes.wordpress.com)
- Ken Clarke insists his rape comments were ’eminently sensible’ (telegraph.co.uk)
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