‘Second look at child rape’ writer plays victim, says Romney insulted women


On Friday, the Washington Post published a morally bankrupt, stomach-turning puddle of click-bait calling for an end to the “fantasy that a high school student can’t consent to sex” with her teacher. See, writer Betsy Karasik was once a 14-year-old girl who knew other teens having “sexual relations with teachers.” And while “some feelings probably got bruised, no one I knew was horribly damaged and certainly no one died,” she insisted.

Anyway, you know who the real victim is here? Betsy Karasik, natch.




Isn’t she brave for wading into the “shit storm,” faux victimhood on full display?


Oh, we read the whole revolting thing. Should we have picked up on more nuance in an op-ed lobbying for decriminalization of child rape? Was the takeaway supposed to be something other than the normalization of sexual abuse?

Karasik will, of course, say that we’re distorting her words. Reminder: Those words appeared in a piece titled “Sex between students and teachers should not be a crime.” She now claims that title “skews the piece” — a piece that argues “consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.”


Really? It’s not, say, her broken moral compass that “skews the piece”? Karasik cites the example of a 54-year-old male convicted of “sexual intercourse without consent” with a female student. She was 14 years old at the time of the rape and later took her own life.

But hey, let’s let Betsy unskew:


Oh, sure. Asking if there’s a better way to deal with predators than punishing them for child-rape is a much less vile approach.

WaPo has since changed the title to “The unintended consequences of laws addressing sex between teachers and students.” Presumably that’s a Betsy-approved headline.

More hole-digging clarification from Karasik:



She’s against “rape,” just, y’know, not if you go by the definition shared by everyone with a smidgen of decency.


She also retweeted this:


A 14-year-old girl can “consent” to sex with a man more than three times her age? The pedophile/sex offender lobby thanks you for your service, Betsy.

Her playing of the victim card isn’t surprising considering where she sits politically.


Oh. Hell. No.


Forgive us if we don’t give this gutter-dwelling lefty rape apologist the time of day when she wants to screech about a War on Women waged by Mitt Romney and the GOP. Feminists, she’s all yours.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/31/second-look-at-child-rape-writer-plays-the-victim-thinks-romney-insulted-women/

‘Not a cage match': Ted Cruz calls out CNBC moderators [video]

During a debate that was largely dominated by the moderators and their own opinions, Sen. Ted Cruz won huge cheers from the audience when he confronted them directly and alleged that they’re the reason the people don’t trust the media.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2015/10/28/not-a-cage-match-ted-cruz-wins-cheers-for-calling-out-cnbc-moderators-video/

Apple breaking away from Google Maps?



Over the past few years, Apple’s quietly put together a heathy little stable of mapping companies. No products have come of them thus far but key acquisitions have given Apple the mapping muscle to, at the very least, power some peripheral features on its own—even if for now that still means using Google Maps as its main backbone.

Last year, Apple picked up C3 Technologies, which specializes in hyper-realistic 3D mapping. The previous two years it was Placebace, a company that customizes and overlays information on maps, and Poly9, which is a lot like Google Earth.

Those companies give Apple a solid foundation, but none really operates on the scale of Google Maps. They’re fancy carburetors, deluxe exhaust systems, but Google Maps has been the only engine really capable of driving a high-powered maps app. Until now.

Veeeeeeeeeeeeery innnnnnnnnteresting. If you’re a nerd.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/10/apple-breaking-away-from-google-maps/

The NBA’s Meta World Peace, a.k.a The Panda’s Friends, has a new shoe

The bear is not detachable. The Teddy bear is a permanent and is the pandas friend!

The ears on the side are also not detachable.

— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) September 22, 2014

Former NBA star Meta World Peace (birth name: Ronald William Artest, Jr.) recently signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association and he’s honoring his Chinese fans in a few odd ways. First up, Mr. Peace announced that he’ll change his name, yet again, for the upcoming season:

Guys my chinese name is not "Panda Friend" , its "The Pandas Friend".

— mettaworldpeace.com (@MettaWorldPeace) August 7, 2014

Don’t forget the “The.”

And here are his shoes:

Meta World-Peace 2014-2015 Game Shoes #TBG pic.twitter.com/H43JCIIggM

— The Best Gear™ (@TheBestGear) September 23, 2014

😶 #meta RT @nicekicks: This is classic Metta… http://t.co/85cpinPf1K pic.twitter.com/tYyg0iKvkQ

— peter sim (@petersim) September 23, 2014

Funny looking or funniest looking shoes ever?


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/24/former-nba-star-meta-world-peace-now-playing-in-china-will-change-name-to-the-pandas-friend-and-check-out-his-shoes/

Drone fan Touré trolls Sen. Rand Paul

MSNBC host Touré surprised quite a few Twitter followers with his gutsy announcement that he’s “very comfortable” with the Obama administration’s use of unmanned drones, just as long as only bad guys and no innocent civilians are killed. With that clear, what was the point of Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster? Best not to think about it too much and let Touré explain for you.


Don’t let these tweets lead you to think that Paul’s newfound support from both sides of the aisle has Touré concerned.


Time for a fresh approach.








Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/08/drone-fan-toure-trolls-sen-rand-paul/