Apparently, there's an article being teased on the New Yorker that has called into question whether Samantha Geimer was, in fact, raped by Roman Polanski.
I mean, really? Take away the fact that she said "no" multiple times (read the transcript if you haven't), take away the booze and the quaaludes, she was THIRTEEN YEARS OLD. READ: THIRTEEN YEAR OLDS CANNOT LEGALLY CONSENT TO SEX.
But, the fact that people insist on constantly rehashing this argument belies a larger and much more disturbing issue - rape culture has programmed even the most outspoken of wishy-washy liberal celebrities to defend it. Yes, I am personifying rape culture. It is all I can do so as not to be so angry at Kristen Scott Thomas. Thankfully, Emma Thompson has mended her rape apologizing ways.
As for the New Yorker article, I can't bring myself to read it, but my guess is that it has a healthy dose of victim-blaming, embrace of the idea that artists and Holocaust victims are somehow above reproach for their misdeeds because of what they have created or endured. Yes, Polanski had a rough start in life, lost a wife and unborn child, lived comfortably in exile from the U.S. for many, many years. That does not make him any less a rapist!
And that's all I have to say about that.