Law students protest bigot lawmaker

Young, well-educated people keep improving the bigoted world created by older, one-foot-in-the-grave generations:

More than 100 newly graduated lawyers walked out of their own graduation at the University of Michigan Law School on Saturday to protest the commencement speech by antigay Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.

It’s just mind-boggling that there really are still people who hate gay people. It’s like these bigots haven’t even bothered to consider what sexuality is, how it works, how it doesn’t work, and what goes into forming healthy human relationships.

It’s your fault, Serena

At least that’s what critics are essentially saying. Serena Williams put up a supposedly risqué photo of herself on her Twitter account. She took it down a little bit later, though, because people like to blame the victim:

“Someone must have gotten to her and suggested something about common sense and hypocrisy,” wrote Greg Couch of The Sporting News.

He’s referring to the recent arrest of a Florida man accused of stalking the tennis star. The 40-year-old man was arrested last week on the grounds of Williams’ Palm Beach estate. One month earlier, Williams took out an injunction against the man, who used her Twitter updates to stalk her in various locations, including in the dressing room of a television studio. Couch doesn’t say so directly, but he’s basically suggesting that Serena putting up a voyeuristic photo of herself in a bra and panties emboldens stalkers.

Couch is happy that Williams took down the photo. After all, she was just inviting people to stalk her by posting it. If she ever gets raped, we’ll know who to blame, amirite?

I can’t believe people really are still this dense. It is never the fault of the victim – no matter what she does. By pretending otherwise, Couch is making excuses for any and all stalkers, telling them that so long as they find their victim sexually provocative enough it isn’t their fault when they stalk. If anything, the stalker is the victim here. WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE STALKERS?!

Maybe next Couch explain why people who go out and don’t wear ragged pants and tattered shirts at fault for getting mugged.