Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Inflation of the DSK rape.

For the love of God, let's stop inflating this story. A powerful white male rapes* a poor ethnic female, the same narrative that has been playing on an endless loop since the beginning of cross-cultural contact. He has a tremendous ego that can barely be supported on his large head like many members of the elite class.

He's not into consensual sex. Thank god they got him before
the plane took off, France is a black hole of extradition.

I'm not trying to downplay the seriousness of a rape charge, nor the solemnity of a woman who through no fault of her own must now challenge in court one of the most powerful men in the world. I'm deploring the culture of international affairs where the only reason we ever hear of these incredibly influential officials is when then their sex lives don't go over so well (cough, cough Berlusconi) and why they were not suffering from intense scrutiny from Day 1.

I'm deploring how cute and funny we find the whole arrangement that we've already given him an abbreviation "DSK". [GODDAMN IT, I used it in the title because it's such a long name]. I hate that no matter how many times he's done this before no one has put pressure on him to improve his behavior [is he a child?] or resign so that someone who can keep his wrinkly battlesnake in his pants can actually get the job done. I despise how much attention he's getting from the media [not doing very well for securing an impartial jury] because it's an easy story even though there are far more important ones, but this one just requires a bit of googling and you don't even have to get out of your motherfucking chair.

I say we stop talking about it or thinking about it, let the man get his trial and hope that the replacement isn't French, or a Schwarzenegger, or that FCC commissioner that takes it at both ends. And hopefully, the woman can be left in peace.

Now we must come up with a name for the whole affair: the DSK affair, the Sofitel Sex Scandal, the Ophelia Famotidina fiasco? More importantly, what is Fox calling it?

*Interestingly enough the NYTimes does not refer to this as rape, just "forced oral sex". It's only rape if he finds his way into her vagina, right, right, right? After all, there is no "rape" in prison, just forced anal sex, and let me tell you, those hot-blooded Latinos in Rikers can get pretty rough.