The Wikileaker is now in custody in London and, as might be expected, the Left is protesting to demand “justice” on his behalf, which is to say they want him turned loose to perpetrate his sexual will on women barely half his age, which is the charge facing him in Sweden.
As to the nature of those charges, the feminist writer Jill Filipovic engages in much hand-wringing about whether an International Hero of World Peace who breaches a pre-coital agreement to wear a condom has thereby committed rape.
Undertaking to mock Ms. Filipovic on my personal blog, I found myself suspected of being insufficiently anti-rape (for the record, I’m against rape, and would even oppose Julian Assange being raped in prison), when the actual object of my ire was that species of idiocy known as “pro-sex feminism.”
It is evidently the belief of Ms. Filipovic and her colleagues that the pursuit of random hook-ups can be, and therefore should be, perfectly free from hassles or regrets. This is a stupid idea that deserves to be mocked, and often, and by someone who knows how: “The International Society for Running Around With Sharp Sticks cannot also command respect as the International Society for Eye Safety.”