Disclaimer: I’ve already used the word ‘asshole’ twice. The fact that there are some stormy seas ahead shouldn’t surprise anyone. However, if you’re more insulted by my language than you are by Jim Hoft’s, you probably shouldn’t be here in the first place.
The internet is awash with three things — pornography, memes featuring kittens and assholes.
And Jim Hoft is the biggest asshole on the internet.
Apparently, being the dumbest man on the internet wasn’t good enough for Hoft. See, idiocy and ignorance can be remedied. Being an asshole, though? Terminal like stage four stomach cancer. There isn’t a cure.
Regardless of the bile spewed by Hoft, Lara Logan was not sexually assaulted because of her ‘liberal belief system.’
She did not ‘wander into Tahrir Square last Friday’ because she thought it was a good idea or because she missed the rocks, camels and taunts. She entered Tahrir Square because it was her job. Because that’s what a good reporter does. He or she goes into the field to uncover the truth. Because the story matters and people should know what’s really going on.
Does Hoft also refuse to grieve for fallen soldiers? Because blaming Ms. Logan for the sexual assault is akin to saying, “Well, the soldier should have known better. I mean, what did they expect? It is a war zone.”
Hoft refuses to apologize for his words and also refuses to take down his hateful post condemning Ms. Logan. I’m actually glad about the latter because people should know what a victim-blaming, intellectually and morally bereft twat Jim Hoft really is.
What happened to Ms. Logan was not her fault.
Blaming the victim is wrong.
Saying the victim deserved it because of where they were is wrong.
Saying the victim deserved it because of what they wore or said is wrong.
And anyone who says otherwise is an asshole. Just like Jim Hoft.
The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the country. They lead efforts to prevent sexual assault, improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. They also operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline (1-800-656-HOPE).
It’s a pretty important organization and if you can donate to RAINN, I urge you to do so.