Never the outlet to shy away from the most absurd reaction to the news story of the day, the Guardian has offered its take on the European migrant rape epidemic, courtesy of the marvellous absurdist Gaby Hinsliff.
She writes, in her oddly named article: “Let’s not shy away from asking hard questions about the Cologne attacks“, that journalists like her ignored the Rotherham rape scandal in the UK, for fear of helping the British National Party.
Well that’s not journalism. That’s political activism. Though it’s good to have the admission from Ms. Hinsliff.
But what really takes the cake is the following:
Liberals shouldn’t be afraid to ask hard questions. Young German women thankfully enjoy historically unprecedented economic and sexual freedom, with their expensive smartphones and their right to celebrate New Year’s Eve however they want. The same isn’t always true of young male migrants exchanging life under repressive regimes, where they may at least have enjoyed superiority over women, for scraping by at the bottom of Europe’s social and economic food chain. It is not madness to ask if this has anything to do with attacks that render confident, seemingly lucky young women humiliated and powerless. But even if it does, the answer wouldn’t be to halt immigration – even if that were possible, which it isn’t regardless of whether Britain leaves the EU – just in case a few immigrants are sexually aggressive, any more than the answer to Savile is to keep all men away from children.
Let’s break it down:
Let’s ask the “hard questions” she says. But what precisely is hard about effectively claiming that migrants are simply venting their frustrations on the private parts of privileged Western women. That’s not even a question.
If she were claiming that North African and Arab men might have blue balls because where they come from, women are covered from head to toe I might understand. Then again, women in Arab and North African countries are so severely repressed, and crime reporting so low, that we can assume rape is not so much an epidemic as it has become in Europe since the migrant invasion, but more endemic, as justified by draconian laws which place the onus on the woman not to be raped, and require four male witnesses before any conviction can be brought (and then it’s usually the woman punished).
No, this isn’t a “hard question” at all. She’s saying “hey you with the smart phone… hike up your skirt and drop your knickers… you’ve had it too good for too long… don’t you know these men need their release?”
“Young German women thankfully enjoy historically unprecedented economic and sexual freedom, with their expensive smartphones and their right to celebrate New Year’s Eve however they want”.
Victim blaming. Basically “she had it coming”.
The migrants have been repressed.
Well, journalists should probably be a little more responsible than making broad assumptions. She doesn’t know who these migrants are. The doesn’t know where they’ve come from. Who they were before the Syrian civil war broke out. Maybe they were local doctors, or government officials, or police? Who knows? But no, let’s just assume they’ve been repressed. Because it fits the narrative of us feeling so sorry for them that we offer up our young women in apology.
Also – who cares if they’ve been repressed? Repression isn’t a licence to rape.
They’ve “enjoyed superiority over women” where they’re from.
Yeah. So? They’re not in bongo bongo land anymore (oops) and there have been any number of educational programmes, TV shows, pamphlets and outreach schemes for these migrants to tell them things like: “Rape is bad, mmkay?” This is another stupid excuse, because it kind of admits “we knew this was a possibility” which in turn admits “we’re sacrificing Western women on the alter of mass migration”. That’s a big admission, and one Ms. Hinsliff has made without realising it.
“…the answer wouldn’t be to halt immigration – even if that were possible, which it isn’t regardless of whether Britain leaves the EU”.