George Will Trolls Rape Victims, Has Probably Never Been Raped

George Will Trolls Rape Victims, Has Probably Never Been Raped

Oh wow, George Will has committed his thoughts to paper again and they are very special. He says that colleges and the White House have made being a sexual assault victim a “coveted status.” He says it is “preposterous” to believe that 20% of college-age women have been sexually assaulted while in school, since this number does not match the amount of college women who actually report being sexually assaulted.

Yes, how strange that a young woman between the ages of 18-22 might not formally report the most embarrassing, shameful and upsetting event of her life to an official who is likely a total stranger! How wacky and unusual and weird! How peculiar!

Here is a true thing George Will may not know because he has maybe never been raped (we hope he has never been raped!): rape is shameful. Rape is embarrassing. Rape is not the kind of thing one happily sings from the rooftops. And rape as a concept is nuanced and complex and does not always lend itself to soundbites and easy definitions. The same is true of all forms of sexual assault.

Check out an excerpt from his column in the Washington Post.

Colleges and universities are being educated by Washington and are finding the experience excruciating. They are learning that when they say campus victimizations are ubiquitous (“micro-aggressions,” often not discernible to the untutored eye, are everywhere), and that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate. And academia’s progressivism has rendered it intellectually defenseless now that progressivism’s achievement, the regulatory state, has decided it is academia’s turn to be broken to government’s saddle.

And he goes on. Witness Will calling out a rape victim for not being a rape victim, using this excerpt from an article on Swarthmore in Philadelphia magazine:

“They’d now decided — mutually, she thought — just to be friends. When he ended up falling asleep on her bed, she changed into pajamas and climbed in next to him. Soon, he was putting his arm around her and taking off her clothes. ‘I basically said, “No, I don’t want to have sex with you.” And then he said, “OK, that’s fine” and stopped. .?.?. And then he started again a few minutes later, taking off my panties, taking off his boxers. I just kind of laid there and didn’t do anything — I had already said no. I was just tired and wanted to go to bed. I let him finish. I pulled my panties back on and went to sleep.’”

George Will may have read this paragraph quickly (I understand; there is so little time, especially when we are writing about deeply nuanced situations!) because he missed this one particular part: she said no.

She said no.

She said no she said no she said no. She said no she said no she said no. She said no she said no she said no. She said no she said no she said no. She said no she said no she said no. She said no she said no she said no. She said no she said no she said no. She said no she said no she said no.

Did we mention she said no?

She didn’t say, “No” and then say, “You know what? I changed my mind. I’m down. Let’s do this thing!” That would have been perfectly fine and okay! But she did not say this. What she did was FUCKING SAY NO YOU FUCKING FUCKSTICK. And the fact that she was “tired” and kept her mouth shut when the guy did his thing (“his thing” being “raping her”)? Well, that doesn’t excuse anything.

She said no.

It doesn’t matter that she was wearing pajamas. It doesn’t matter that she was cuddling with the dude. It doesn’t matter that they had previously hooked up.

She said no.

Hey, maybe someday instead of trolling rape victims, George Will can write something calling on men to stop sticking their dicks into ladyparts and manparts attached to ladies and men who have not consented to said sticking? That would be really neat, if he did that. But it’s probably more fun and profitable, clickbait-wise, to criticize sexual assault statistics as “preposterous.”

Actually, no, let’s take that back. He’s right that the 1 in 5 women stat is preposterous. It is preposterous.

The statistic is undoubtedly much higher than that.

But don’t tell George Will; it’d likely blow his fucking mind all over his Typewriter of Justice.



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  • Sue4466

    And just how wacky it is to think that women who’ve been sexually assaulted will be less likely to report it after being told they’re just competing for some “coveted victim status” instead of, you know, actually reporting a crime that happened to them like any human being with the right not to be sexually assaulted would do.

  • BMW

    Somebody’s about to be up to his elbow patches in hate mail over this column.

  • Señor Skwerl

    No means no, even if they are a ho!

    • Hammiepants


      • PernRider

        But correct … It doesn’t matter how much sex a woman has, or who she’s had it with, if she says NO, it means NO. You can still rape a hooker, and it is still rape if you do, regardless of if you’ve already paid her, or you’ve been a customer in the past, or any other thing … if she changes her mind, it’s RAPE.

        • Hammiepants

          Obvs I was referring to the use of “ho”, but thanks for telling me something I was already aware of.

  • Hammiepants

    Well, judging by what a hateful ugly little troll he is, and as a guy who has probs never had sex, I value his opinion not at all.

    • Fare la Volpe

      Never had sex consensually, it seems.

  • peteywheats

    I had no idea George Will was such a prolific college rapist.

  • VirginiaLady

    Seeing something like this you just have to wonder how many times did he not notice when a woman said “NO” to him? Defending this behavior means you are defending YOUR behavior.

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  • ThePuckStopsHere

    Here’s hoping Mr. Will is himself someday able to achieve the “coveted status” of which he speaks (lies about) in this weeks drivel. Don’t any of these clowns have daughters?

  • Rick Hill

    Never raped? Or, perhaps, George just understands his position as submissive male and doesn’t even bother saying no, just closes his eyes and thinks of ponies. He, likely, asks for a little money for buttcreme when it’s over too….

    • OneDemin EOr

      Closes his eyes and thinks of Lindsay Graham.

  • ButchWagstaff

    “No.” One of the shortest words in the English language with a very simple definition.

  • conceptualinertia

    “He says it is “preposterous” to believe that 20% of college-age women have been sexually assaulted while in school, since this number does not match the amount of college women who actually report being sexually assaulted.”I am sorry but you need to go back and re-read what Will wrote and correct your post. Will wrote that statistics claiming that 20% (1 in 5) of college women report rape, and that only 12% of rapes are reported is preposterous because arithmetically that means that every woman who goes to college will be raped (or that some of them are raped numerous tapes).Will is misunderstanding the article he citing to (it is saying that of the 20%, only 12% report the sexual assaults) but you are misunderstanding Will.

    • Dylan Black

      While I believe you’re probably right, I have absolutely no intention of wading into that miserable cesspool over at WaPo to find out directly. That is why we pay Sara the big bucks, to do it for us.I also think we got the gist, which is that George Will is really bad at understanding how non-baseball statistics actually work.

    • sarabenincasa

      OHHHHHHHH I see what you are saying. Let me think about how to phrase this in a better way. You are right.

    • sarabenincasa

      I still think he’s trolling rape victims, but the math issue here is murky and confusing (by which I mean simple and confusing.) Bllaaargh.

    • joseppi7

      Go read the questions the pollsters asked people to determine whether they were assaulted. It’s a joke and embarrassment. You don’t need to lie to make your case against fucking rape.

  • Snarknado

    I like how George Will repeats a criticism the right has started taking up of late, that the fact that “non-consensual touching” (read: fucking GROPINGS) are considered sexual assault proves that these definitions are overbroad.Whereas most of us would say, uhh, yes, gropings are pretty fucking obviously sexual assault why does that fact bug you so much who are you trying to grope exactly.

  • Maureen Damian

    “The statistic is undoubtedly much higher than that.” Yes. Given that every time I mention rape at college, a grown woman bursts into tears.

  • cassamandra

    it’d be ok if you guys at least could distinguish between rape and sexual assault, so we could stop having these inane discussions. No, 20% of women aren’t raped. But 20% of women in college are assaulted. There’s a difference.

  • malsperanza

    Well if anyone knows about priveleged status it’s George Will.

  • joseppi7

    Or maybe the bitch should get out of the bed? Or maybe report it the next day. Maybe maybe maybe.

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  • everhope

    I hate to be reductionistic in this thread, but really, readers, take a look at Ol’ George’s picture and try to envision him in any sexual encounter other than the Georgester outed while drilling a slightly over-ripe cantaloupe. That he can’t imagine the figure of 1 in 5 nasty encounters for women says more about the bespectacled one, and I’m, and have been for over a half century, been bespectacled much as Georgie has been. I don’t say this to defend or condemn Mr. Will, but really, Mr. George, you simply can’t imagine what a woman might experience at the hands of such brutes as yourself? One would think that the improved vision of fancy new spectacles would do much to improve your view of things power and rapey that would shove, yes shove that 1 in 5 to a much more devastating #.