A popular Columbia professor was charged Thursday with incest - accused of a sick sex relationship with a female relative, prosecutors said.I'll admit that the least surprising thing about this story is that some HuffPo blogger was boffing a (presumably) hot younger female relative. But what caught my eyes is that a) she was an adult, and b) there's no mention of her being arrested or charged. In fact, she is referred to as "the victim" of this heinous moonbat lovefest.
Political science Prof. David Epstein, 46, bedded the young woman over a three-year period ending last year, according to court papers...
Sources said the victim was over 18 when the relationship began in 2006 and that the two often exchanged twisted text messages.
Folks who have been here a while might have noticed that I have no truck with any "mens' rights," movement or otherwise. I don't whine that women get a better deal in the court system, and I frankly laugh if some guy suffers "domestic abuse*" at the hands of his wife. That sort of thing goes with my personal code of chivalry**. Men are primarily responsible for whatever state they find their society in and have no right to whine that their womenfolk are too uppity. God called Adam on the (forest) carpet when his wife made the first fruit basket, after all. So whatever this post is***, it's not that.
But it sort of reminds me of the story of Jesus and the Woman caught in Adultery. Which is why if it were me writing in the dirt in front of the temple with an angry mob picking up rocks, and only one person caught in the very act which of a necessity demands two, I would probably write, "Where's the chick?"
UPDATE: some might wonder if "heinous moonbat lovefest" is just a cheap shot at liberals, since the guy undoubtedly is one and I'm not. I don't think so. When a non-liberal does this - or when some fundamentalist Christian preacher is busted boffing little boys - it is almost always understood that there is hypocrisy involved, i.e. that he's doing what is, in fact, religiously unlawful for him. He is in the Wrong (capital W) and knows it. For liberals and especially atheists**** - who do not recognize Christian sexual mores - this is not the case. We ought not be surprised that someone who does not believe in conservative sexual morality does not abide by it.
* Non-lethal, obviously.
** Plus I hit a girl back once and I didn't like it, though she liked it even less, I suspect.
*** And I don't really know.
**** While there may be no atheists in foxholes there are plenty in cornholes; I've known too many gay atheists to think those facets of their personalities unrelated.