Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Stupid concept, endorsed by intellectuals

This is one of the more intellectually heinous and disingenuous concepts I've ever heard this side of Holocaust denial:

A research paper that won a Hebrew University teachers' committee prize finds that the lack of IDF rapes of Palestinian women is designed to serve a political purpose.

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The paper [] theorizes that Arab women in Judea and Samaria are not raped by IDF soldiers because the women are de-humanized in the soldiers' eyes.

In other words, the IDF's soldiers are intentionally damaging Palestinian women by not f---ing them against their wills. And this is an award-winning doctoral thesis by a Jewish Israeli woman.

The line between academic theorizing and incomprehensible dementia is very faint.

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