George Will’s Juvenile Column On Rape Signals Decline Of Columnist

George Will

What’s neat about being Zennie62, or of a time between 1962 (when all things modern-pop-culture were created or dreamt of, and of course, when I was born) is the ability to reach back in memory to a time when Washington Post Columnist George Will really was good.

Then, and I am thinking of the period of the 1980s, there was far less, if any, consideration of liberal or conservative ideas, at least to the hyperactive pace they are today, and so there was more room for deliberation and debate. It was there that George Will shined, and was, more often than not, able to take a middle of the road view that presented evidence of intelligent thought.

But the late 1990s, and the 21st Century seemed to have brought age and not a little bit of rust to the mind of George Will. Perhaps it was the realization that African Americans ,women, and other minorities weren’t a second class and could actually be President Of The United States, and then get elected as such that twisted his cranium.

Maybe it was the Washington Post who elected to enable his fall into psycho-babble word production, and all for the objective of unique visitors and Miley Cyrus-style capturing of attention. But, whatever the case, his database has become massively corrupted, and to the point where, in a recent column on rape, George Will had the nerve to write this:


“They’d now decided — mutually, she thought — just to be friends. When he ended up falling asleep on her bed, she changed into pajamas and climbed in next to him. Soon, he was putting his arm around her and taking off her clothes. ‘I basically said, “No, I don’t want to have sex with you.” And then he said, “OK, that’s fine” and stopped. . . . And then he started again a few minutes later, taking off my panties, taking off his boxers. I just kind of laid there and didn’t do anything — I had already said no. I was just tired and wanted to go to bed. I let him finish. I pulled my panties back on and went to sleep.’”…Six weeks later, the woman reported that she had been raped. Now the Obama administration is riding to the rescue of “sexual assault” victims. It vows to excavate equities from the ambiguities of the hookup culture, this cocktail of hormones, alcohol and the faux sophistication of today’s prolonged adolescence of especially privileged young adults.


Let’s get this out of the way: when a woman says no, you back off. Period. No question. I’m a product of college frat fun and a drinking culture that produced “The Cal Drinking Song.” I’ve had my share of hookups, but never once – not once – did I get into a situation where a woman wasn’t the boss – the one rule is the woman’s the boss, and men know it makes life easier to remember that. That’s why we say “Happy wife, happy life.” (Ok, I’m not married yet, but it’s the rule, nonetheless.)

Thus, it’s for that reason I can’t believe George Will would even think to present that rape scenario to the World, and then question that it was a sexual assault, even after printing that the woman “had already said no,” and then blast the Obama Administration, and then, by putting the term “sexual assault” in quotes, send the message that what was a rape, in his mind, wasn’t.

What the hell kind of hookups were you doing in college, George?

George Will was so busy trying to send yet another blast to President Obama that it’s obvious he lost his moral compass. Perhaps so did The Washington Post. It’s quite clear here, that the view that racism is the product of mental illness applies. Will, who’s so obviously so against the nation’s first black president that many of his crits are down right silly, just plain jumped into the fray of conservative pundits who look for anything the smash Barack about, got way off the mark, and stepped into some deep do-do. I’ve never seen a single column from George Will that was so universally panned. In fact, it’s so bad, you can’t even find The Washington Post linking to it to promote it.

Whatever happened, there’s a thinking about women and sex and sexuality that would seem to point to a view that’s off the rails. The bottom line is simple: no means no when it comes to a sex act. A woman who dresses in a sexy way is not to be violated. A real man asks before he does anything. You never assume. You get permission.

A real man sells the woman on the idea that he’s the best thing since sliced bread. That’s the idea of turning a no into a yes.  A real man knows that, but also knows when to back off, and when to move on. And that’s something some young women, who just discovered feminism, miss, and some young men have not been raised to understand how to do.

It’s called having game. It’s obvious George Will doesn’t have game. It’s clear that a lot of guys today don’t have game. It’s also quite evident their lack of game has made them sexually frustrated, in some cases to a massively criminal degree, in some other cases, they turn to men for sex.

It’s time for a return to the art of being a gentleman toward a woman. We’re really, really off track today, and George Will has shown us all just how horrible things have become.

Barack Obama, our President, clearly has game, it’s how he landed a dish like Michelle Obama, and perhaps that’s why George Will can’t stand him. President Obama is a gentleman who knows that women rule. I wish more men did.

Stay tuned.

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