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Naomi Wolf, Jaclyn Friedman, Julian Assange and Rape (VIDEO)

Naomi Wolf, Jaclyn Friedman, Julian Assange and Rape (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard about #MooreandMe, a twitter campaign to support the two Swedish women who filed rape charges against Julian Assange and protest Michael Moore’s contribution to his bail.  The debate that’s getting the most attention is this one between author Naomi Wolf and Activist and writer Jaclyn Friedman of Women, Action and Media.  It’s from Democracy Now and worth watching.  

If you want more, PartII is here on the Democracy Now website.

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3:40PM PST on Jan 6, 2011

Politics. I never agree with men taking advantage of women but this is just a joke in my opinion. I won't read anymore on this. The politics of the world has gone mad. Gov thinks to hide truth to protect people. That is just an excuse to grab power. History repeats itself. Read history and you will see that this is the start of gov everywhere trying to control people. Gov is too big everywhere. I am very thankful for those that speak up and are not just walking around as sheeple.

11:02AM PST on Dec 30, 2010

Well great interview, I looked at the second debate as well. My conclusion, is that it is just politics, I prefer by far Naomi Wolf's analysis of the situation to Jaclyn Friedman's analysis.
I have doubts about these two swedish women's motives and think that they are being manipulated by authorities for political motives.

11:04AM PST on Dec 26, 2010

Those who claim they have been raped deserve protection, as do the proposed victims of any crime. However, do I see these women as victims? Hm...

2:37AM PST on Dec 24, 2010

The question itself is misleading. Protected from what, exactly???

11:14PM PST on Dec 23, 2010

Keep this up and Sarah Palin will be out here claiming she is a rape victim trying to get sympathy votes.

11:13PM PST on Dec 23, 2010

Assange or not, all rape victims should be protected. That includes men, women, anyone in between, and US citizen-victims of our own voracious money gobbling, money wasting, money stealing government.

4:45PM PST on Dec 23, 2010

Thanks

9:17AM PST on Dec 23, 2010

thanks for the article.

9:13AM PST on Dec 23, 2010

thanks for the article.

8:24AM PST on Dec 23, 2010

Michael, you are both wrong -- Jacyln is neither dumb nor ugly -- and wildly out of line.

When, since kindergarten, is "YOU'RE DUMB AND UGLY!" a reasonable argument?

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