More women come forward to accuse CBC radio host Jian Gomeshi of violence, sexual abuse, and harassment:
Eight women from across Canada now accuse former CBC host Jian
Ghomeshi of abusive behaviour ranging from allegations of beating and
choking without consent, to workplace sexual harassment. The allegations the Star is probing range from 2002 to the present. One of the women, popular Canadian television actor Lucy DeCoutere, has agreed to be identified. DeCoutere, who plays Lucy on
Trailer Park Boys
, recalls an incident in 2003 when she alleges Ghomeshi, without
warning or consent, choked her to the point she could not breathe and
then slapped her hard three times on the side of her head.
Make it nine now. In the meantime, this is what McRapey, who voluntarily appeared on Gomeshi’s show last year and while on it claimed to have fairly characterized me as a “sexist” and “misogynist”, among other things, had to say about the man with whom he was so chummy on the show:
Some thoughts on Jian Ghomeshi, about whom I feel entitled to opine because I was once a guest on his show — talking about the little fundraising thing I did last year which included RAINN, an interview which now in retrospect is sadly ironic….
I think it’s possible that Mr. Ghomeshi deluded himself into thinking
these attacks equated to consensual sexual play, which is both not an
excuse at all, and a good argument for availing one’s self of educators
in that particular field who can teach one how to do one’s play safely
and to know what “consensual” actually means. However, I think it’s
rather more likely that Mr. Ghomeshi, who is a full-fledged adult and
someone with some evident facility for words, was in fact quite aware
that what he was doing was not in the least consensual and relied on his
position at the top of the Canadian cultural heap to protect him from
the consequences of his actions, as indeed it appears to have done for a
very long time….
I don’t know Mr. Ghomeshi other than through a very brief professional encounter. I don’t envy the people who do
know him who are now learning about the allegations and who suspect
that they are true. What do you do with a friend like that? Do you
drop him? Do you maintain he is your friend but acknowledge what he’s
done is wrong? Do you fight for your friend, right or wrong? One of Mr. Ghomeshi’s friends addressed this in a post of his own,
which is worth reading. I don’t have any answers for this one. I know
what I think I would want to do; I don’t know if it’s what I would do because I’ve never had to be in this situation. What I can say is that I hope I never am in this situation.
McRapey is careful to say that he believes the women – of course he does – and that Gomeshi merits punishment if he is proven guilty and so forth. Which is all well and fine. But isn’t it fascinating that he still attempts to excuse Gomeshi as one who possibly “deluded himself”? And it is also informative to observe that even after NINE public accusations by women who claim to have been physically attacked by him, McRapey STILL hasn’t accused Gomeshi of being sexist or a misogynist, accusations he has flung at me many times over the years despite the fact that in all that time, no woman has ever come forward to claim that I have abused her, harassed her, or harmed her in any way (outside the dojo, anyway). Nor is there anyone to come forward, because I simply don’t harm, harass, or abuse women.
And so we see that to the pinkshirts, words are primarily seen as weapons meant to be utilized against the ideological foe. They are not actually viewed as literal descriptors in the way that normal people see them to be.
Pinkshirt thinking is so twisted and corrupt that they consider the nonexistent actions that could potentially be derived from an idea held by an individual they deem to be evil worse than the actual actions of the individual deemed to be on their side.