|Duluth Lynching postcard|
A law professor asks this question in connection with the DSK affair, apparently with a straight face: is it "necessarily always wrong to use a news story presented as true that later turns out to be false" to gain insight about a larger "truth"? In the DSK affair, the larger alleged truth is, of course,bad male behavior.
But, as I say, don't trust me, read it and decide for yourself if that's what she's saying: http://althouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/what-if-you-soul-searched-over-event.html
As reader Mudlark commented when he sent me this blog post, "tell it to the Scottsboro boys."
If I'm reading it right -- and I think I am, even though it's a tad obscure -- it's a slap in the face to the community of the falsely accused, the forgotten collateral damage who are happily sacrificed on the altar of political correctness so that more women will "come forward" with their rape tales.
It reminds me of Time Magazine piece where Catherine Comins, then-assistant dean of student life at Vassar, "argue[d] that men who are unjustly accused [of rape] can sometimes gain from the experience. 'They have a lot of pain, but it is not a pain that I would necessarily have spared them. I think it ideally initiates a process of self-exploration.'" http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101910603-157165,00.html
You see, Professor Althouse, the problem, as we demonstrate on this blog on a daily basis, is that the feminists' "larger truth" -- about men and rape -- is comprised of a significant number of lies.
Instead of encouraging people to gain "insight" from lies, you ought to encourage them to reexamine their "larger truth."
If I am reading your blog post correctly, it is nothing short of morally grotesque.