The Sexist

The Morning After: Street Harassment By Teabagger Edition

* On Holla Back DC, a group of women endure street harassment by teabagger.

* Inside Higher Ed details the extracurricular activities of Kenneth Ng, a professor at The California State University at Northridge. When Ng isn't teaching economics, he's running a servicey website that helps johns navigate the Thai sex industry:

Ng said he allows anything to be written on his site, so long as it doesn’t involve pedophilia or underage sex. He does, however, write about how difficult it is to effectively negotiate with a “half or sometimes fully naked teenage girl” when she’s “expertly gyrating” on a man’s lap.

* This piece, from Korean newspaper JoongAng Daily, is unfortunately titled "Wheelchair Bound, But Still Able to Love." But it does point to some interesting cultural forces in Korea that dismiss the disabled as "sexless creatures":

“If parents think their grown-up children are old enough to marry, they desperately seek spouses for them even if they’re not ready to get married,” Cho said. “But for parents who have disabled children, they try to do their best to lock their children up. Even if they know their children are having trouble with sexual problems, they just ignore it.”

* The public consensus in the latest Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault allegation appears to be that Big Ben did something terrible that no one can prove. In suspending Roethlisberger from the NFL for six games, Commissioner Roger Goodell said:

"I recognize that the allegations in Georgia were disputed and that they did not result in criminal charges being filed against you,” he said in his letter to the two-time Super Bowl winner, a six-year veteran. "My decision today is not based on a finding that you violated Georgia law, or on a conclusion that differs from that of the local prosecutor. That said, you are held to a higher standard as an NFL player, and there is nothing about your conduct in Milledgeville that can remotely be described as admirable, responsible, or consistent with either the values of the league or the expectations of our fans."

The district attorney who declined to prosecute Roethlisberger expressed a similar sentiment:

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger won't face criminal charges after a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her inside a nightclub's bathroom. But what happened in that restroom after a night of heavy drinking remains a mystery. "We do not condone Mr. Roethlisberger's actions,'' district attorney Fred Bright said. "But we do not prosecute morals. We prosecute crimes. And I do not have enough evidence to convince 12 jurors beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Roethlisberger was guilty of rape." He also revealed the young accuser no longer wanted him to prosecute.

Photo via Wikipedia Commons.

  • mc

    I wish the DA in GA had consulted with some SME prosecutors before he declined to prosecute. There is LOADS of evidence that she was assaulted by Ben; just because they couldn't get enough DNA or they didn't have cameras in the bathroom is irrelevant.

    However, I do understand if the victim (I hate that the media calls her 'accuser'!) didn't wish to participate anymore. The woman who was raped by Kobe Bryant had death threats made about her (one guy even went to jail because of it); I would not be surprised at all if the same was happening to Ben's GA victim.

  • Katie

    Seriously? How is operating a website based on soliciting prostitutes NOT grounds for immediately firing a professor? Is it because they're in a foreign country, or what's the real hold-up here? How any student (male or female) could feel comfortable in the same room as that creep ever again is beyond me.

  • groggette

    I have nothing worthwhile to add... I just want that illustration as a framed print!

  • Gygaxis

    The language on the professors website is so disgusting too. Good thing when people return to "The World" from Thailand they can resume their normal lives. That's so horribly problematic and dismissive. That said, I'm glad that the school isn't allowed to fire him over it with the way things are arranged. It upsets me and I have trouble envisioning a classroom environment that isn't hostile and awful for his students, and I will continue hoping he does something on the job that does get him removed as he is clearly a pretty reprehensible human being. Problem with supporting anti-censorship is having to actually support assholes like this not losing their job for their shitty protected opinions because free speech is more important than this guy getting fired.

  • kza

    That was the most misleading title ever. There was no actual teabagging in that story!

  • amy

    I have to agree with groggette on the fantastic-ness of that illustration.

    I believe it is of perfect dimensions to print out and tuck into the pocket of my Yasmin case.

  • TJ

    Oh my goodness! I just read the group of ladies that were harassed on the Metro by the teabaggers.

    I think it is a requirement to be a douchebag to be a teabagger.