October 04, 2009

TECHNICALITY

This weeks People Magazine--granted, not exactly the paper of record or anything--comes down on the side of apologists, never referring to it as rape, only as an "encounter" and features a "flirty" fully body shot of Geimer at 12. Their only quote from Geimer is about how she carries no ill will and feels sorry he lost his family in the Holocaust. RAPE IS NO BIGGIE SEZ PEOPLE. If used as a verb, encounter--to unexpectedly meet and confront something--begins to crack the lid on what happened, though as a noun, "unexpected or casual meeting" doesn't quite cover it.

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