Once again, rape becomes a political tool and women’s bodies are used as the battlefield where political maneuvers are enacted for male politicians, leaders and journalists to further their agendas.
It is mindboggling that Manning’s supporters continue to engage in this, in the very act of “support”–and it says everything about how we on the Left see transgender women.
What stands out here is how similar the reactions have been, in two very different cases.
The idea of a “Person of the Year” implies that individual leaders and heroes have more impact than collectives.
Facts, it is clear, are not enough to persuade the American public (or indeed its politicians or media) of a position.
This video gives us ghosts of what we do to soldiers. And what we make them do.