BarbWire contributor Dr. Don Boys, a former Indiana legislator who thinks homosexuality is a crime worth a twelve-year jail sentence, recently wrote that Brett Kavanaugh was innocent of the sexual assault of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for a simple reason: She never screamed about it.
By his logic, “No scream, no rape.”
Just like the Bible says.
Some common sense definitions are necessary regarding this accusation. Rape is having sex with a woman while she screams for help. No scream, no rape according to Deuteronomy 22:23-24. Ford says Kavanaugh held his hand over her mouth so did she scream for help when his hand was elsewhere? After all, it was in a bedroom of a house; surely, one of the other 4 teens could have heard him scream when she bit his hand. Did she bite his hand? Poke him in the eye? Women know instinctively how to protect their honor: screaming, shouting, slapping, spitting, slugging, and stabbing with a finger, pencil, or hat pin. Since she did not cry out or stab him, I will not believe her without a film of the event.
I’m tempted to explain that a victim in that situation might be hesitant to scream or stab or bite her assailant because he’s capable of retaliating even more forcefully… but let’s be honest. Boys doesn’t care. He’s not interested in what victims have to say if the assaulter shares his conservative Christian “values.”
Interestingly, though, that column no longer exists on BarbWire’s website. It’s like that level of ignorance was too dumb even for them…
But don’t worry! Boys has written a follow-up piece doubling down on his awful column. And he’s quick to respond to those “screaming feminists [who] came out of the woodwork, out from under rocks, and out of their ivory towers to vent their spleen.”
How does he defend his bullshit theory?
You know exactly how he defends his bullshit theory.
It’s the same way conservative Christians always defend their horrible beliefs. He just points to the Bible.
Well, everyone has to have a foundation for what he or she believes and I choose to believe the Bible as being the inspired, inerrant, infallible, and indispensable standard for my life. Now, because I believe in a perfect Book does not make me or all my decisions perfect since I am a flawed individual. But I do have a standard that helps me make minor and major decisions in my life.
So, the Bible and thousands of years of history support the fact that a rape victim must resist or there is no rape. My critics have presented all kinds of scenarios to prove the Bible wrong: what if she is incapacitated, she is deaf and dumb, she is too scared, etc. However, that’s covered in God’s command for the Jews to do justice for all under all conditions.
We can stop there.
And just in case you have any doubt about his views on Dr. Ford, he mentions those with all the subtlety of a bull in a china shop.
During the hearings, I believed Ford was honest but mistaken about her attacker. I felt sorry and pity for her; however, it is now my opinion that she is a liar and tool of evil, unprincipled Democrats…
A real champion of the underdogs, this guy.
BarbWire hasn’t deleted this column yet. I don’t know why. If they got rid of the last one, this one is even worse. The real question is why they think he brings any value to their website and keep him on as a columnist.