Quick Hit: Roman Polanski

30 Sep

Agree or disagree: getting a thirteen-year old girl high and violating her multiple times, in spite of her dissent, is the same thing as being arrested for stealing a loaf of bread in 19th century France.

There is a correct answer. You will be judged based on your response. (via Feministe)

Edited because blogger was so angry about the comparison between Polanski and Jean Valjean she forgot to include the hyperlink to said comparison.

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2 Responses to “Quick Hit: Roman Polanski”

  1. eloriane October 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    *sputters*

    But… Jean Valjean! And… Polanski?!

    Somebody compared them?!?

    A fictional person stealing bread to feed a hungry child, serving a brutal prison decade for years, and being dogged by his crime throughout his life– that’s totally the same as a real person raping a child, fleeing punishment to have a thriving film career in Europe, and after decades being kinda-sorta-but-not-really punished for it!

    I’m done. I’ve lost all faith in humanity.

    Jean Valjean?!?

  2. niemaodpowiedzi October 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    That’s right! Justifiable prosecution of a highly privileged movie director for committing a heinous crime he admits to perpetrating is exactly as horrible and cruel as persecution by an overzealous officer of a poor man trying to feed his sister’s family.

    I am so fucking sick of the way Polanski’s being deified by Hollywood and the media.

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