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Channel 4 news ... alt right nastiness

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ethelb Wed 08-Feb-17 22:55:48

Did anyone see it?

Is there a term for when men don't actually threaten to rape you, but sarcastically suggest you should be because of your beliefs?

I mean wtf! That poor poor woman.

AssassinatedBeauty Wed 08-Feb-17 23:14:24

I didn't see it. What was the context?

Datun Thu 09-Feb-17 00:00:28


ethelb Thu 09-Feb-17 18:40:31

Assasinated it was during a debate around whether or not black people were less intelligent than white people.

The alt righter was enraged that the poor woman they got in to debate with him did not agree with his nasty assertions and said 'well lets hope you don't get raped by some Syrian refugee then' as a retort.


AssassinatedBeauty Thu 09-Feb-17 18:43:14

Wtf? That's horrific. Why was there even a debate about race and intelligence?

ethelb Thu 09-Feb-17 18:47:55

That's a very good question. It was a piece on the alt-right.

There are quite serious questions to be asked about why channel 4 thought this was a good idea.

The point at which you can hear a camera man or producer off screen curse in response to that particular line suggests they might be wondering it to.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmmmmm Thu 09-Feb-17 19:24:42

Unfortunately, this is a commonly expressed " hope " on many fora, and particularly on FB. Vile.

ethelb Thu 09-Feb-17 20:18:24

I know Things! That is my point. Its a common 'thing'.

But I wouldn't call it a microagression.

There is nothing 'micro' about it.

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