Fat leads to rape!

Over at Big Fat Blog, I found this following snippet, from the Twin Cities Star Tribune. Seems a Fat State Representative went and raped two foster children. Because of course, we all know fat people can’t have relationships, especially ones that are sexual in nature, and so therefore they must pursue relationships that are sexually criminal in nature. Fat people are kid rapers.

That is of course, the same thing they say about the queers, people of color, and other oppressed groups throughout history. That groups that aren’t within the dominant culture’s norm are a Danger To Society. Save The Women And Children, Please!

Let’s follow that logic a bit, shall we?

Since “science” has determined that fat people must be able to control their weight through calories and and out, reducing food and exercising more, shouldn’t Ted Klaudt be able to lose weight? And since the weight is linked to the sexual deviance, according to his lawyer, shouldn’t shedding weight mean he would become sexually attractive to people, since fat is inherently sexually unattractive? And since he would be sexually attractive, and therefore getting laid left and right, wouldn’t that mean his sexual deviance would be cured? So, let’s go over that again: fat people are predisoposed to sexual crime because they can’t get laid. Fat people can easily lose weight, so their natural inclination toward sexual crime could be cured if they would just go on a diet. Dieting cures rape. The End.

Wow. A whole lot of problems just got solved here — fatness, rape, the safety of society in general — and all through the miracle of dieting. I see a new campaign slogan for Weight Watchers coming on.

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7 Comments

  1. wriggles said,

    January 20, 2008 at 8:26 am

    ‘And since he would be sexually attractive, and therefore getting laid left and right, wouldn’t that mean his sexual deviance would be cured? ‘

    Not that old chesnut that rape (as well as in this case paedophilia) is caused by lack of sex, so basically women not giving it up causes men to rape any female to hand, so ladies give it up, or the kids get it! Genius.

  2. January 20, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Keep in mind that the quote comes from his defense attorney. It is his attorney’s job to do whatever it takes to provide the best possible defense for his client. The fact that this is his best possible defense shows he has little to explain his actions. That said, considering that these quotes are the ramblings of a defenses attorney with a 100% guilty client I wouldn’t take them too seriously.

    Although I would ask, is this perhaps comparable to the Twinkie defense?

  3. Dannysh said,

    January 20, 2008 at 9:13 am

    The Danish leader Anders Gravers leads to rape.

  4. thebitch said,

    January 20, 2008 at 9:15 am

    How do you “come out” as a feminist. Do you have to sit down with your parents, and say “I have something to tell you…”

  5. thetbones said,

    January 20, 2008 at 9:21 am

    fa rizzle!

  6. wriggles said,

    January 20, 2008 at 11:31 am

    ‘Keep in mind that the quote comes from his defense attorney’ I’m quoting Thoughtracer! The point to me is not so much that defense lawyers will try their best to mount a credible defense as possible, that is of course their job.

    The point is this is an old hateful sexist spew can so easily be tacked onto the demonised group de nos jours.

    And it’s not really a question of whether fat people take it seriously, it’s whether or not others do. Going by past form, I’m no longer confident that people will reject outrageous slurs against fat people.

  7. thoughtracer said,

    January 20, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Haha! Thebitch: My dad was watching conservative news on FOX, and they were blasting women’s rights or something. They had some woman on there talking about reporoductive rights or something. This was at the height of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas scandal. So I threw something at the TV and made a snide comment. I was 15. My dad, of course, was like: What the hell? And I was like: “I Am A Feminist!” Very proudly and indignantly. It was like my version of a debutante ball. I was telling everyone about being a feminist. So it was like a coming out for me. It was a Very Big Deal, because I was raised in such a non-progressive household, that I really had to own that identity. 🙂


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