Posts Tagged ‘the vatican’

Verbal Assault: The Abuse and Debasement of “Rape”

Monday, Sept. 28, was a good day for the sexual assault euphemism.
Discussing the Roman Polanski case with the ladies of The View, Whoopi Goldberg mitigated accusations that Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl by insisting that the crime wasn’t “rape-rape.” In a statement to the United Nations that same day, Vatican rep Archbishop Silvano [...]

Is the Pope’s Right Hand Man Hot or Just Suspected to be Gay?

Last weekend, Time Magazine declared Georg Gänswein, Pope Benedict's personal secretary, a "heartthrob." Over the course of the piece, Time sketched a profile of the 51-year-old adviser to the pontiff using the following descriptors: