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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Jewels S.
Jewels S.5 years ago

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.

Francine P.
Francine P.5 years ago

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.

Mary Bissell
Mary Bissell5 years ago

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...

Michael P.
Mike P.5 years ago

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

Walter G.
Walter G.5 years ago

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

Walter G.
Walter G.5 years ago

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.

jane richmond
jane richmond5 years ago


Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago

thanks for the article.

Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago

thanks for the article.

Laura Smith-Gary
Laura Smith-Gary5 years ago

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?