When she told her French friends about [why she would not attend a street protest against the communists], they were amazed. "You mean you don't want to fight the occupation of your country?" She would have liked to tell them that behind Communism, Fascism, behind all occupations and invasions lurks a more basic, pervasive evil and that the image of that evil was a parade of people marching by with raised fists and shouting identical syllables in unison. But she knew she would never be able to make them understand.Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
… sex without consent is rape: it doesn't matter what a woman, or worse, a girl, wears, or if she is intoxicated. In a civilised, free society a woman can expect by right to not fear rape no matter her state. Just as men can expect to be victim of no violence.
But it's still a disturbing example of the repercussions of thinking the 'wrong stuff' out loud.
On other hand, no matter how much I disagree with a commentator, it gives me a queasy feeling seeing voices silenced by a mob #justsaying
— Mark Hubbard (@MarkHubbard33) November 11, 2013