Dan Rottenberg – Editor of Broad Street Review – Spews Vile Rape Commentary

The title speaks for itself – this is a must read!

An excerpt:

“Don’t trust your male friends. Don’t go to a man’s home at night unless you’re prepared to have sex with him. Don’t disrobe in front of a male masseur. If you take a job as a masseuse, don’t be shocked if your male customers think you’re a prostitute.”

Don’t trust any male friend? Ever? Or just ones a certain age or race or marital status? What about older married white guys, like Rottenberg?

“Conquering an unwilling sex partner is about as much drama as a man can find without shooting a gun,” opines Rottenberg.

In less than 800 words, Rottenberg normalizes the desire to rape; attributes that desire to rape to all men; rates rape just under shooting a gun on the drama scale; and saddles women and girls with the responsibility of avoiding being attacked.

Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news-and-opinion/Dan-Rottenberg-Editor-of-Broad-Street-Review-Spews-Vile-Rape-Commentary.html#ixzz1PTv5aAVn



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  1. Eleanor Antin says:

    While in Paris, I read about Rottenberg’s stupid attack on the correspondent raped in Egypt by so called democracy fighters. Is this supposed to be a cultural magazine? All the cruel nonsense spouted by Islamic fundamentalists that force women to cover themselves from top to toe, never drive, allways be accompanied by a man, etc. are essentially the same messages that came out of your editor’s computer. Only the words are different and not always.Not only is he trying to force women into shadowy lives but the corollary is that he is infantilizing men whom he apparently believes can’t control their animal lusts at the sight of some female flesh. He goes on to say that a woman neighbor and her daughter were asking to be molested because they were cleaning their house in shorts and a halter? Come on! This is such garbage. Hey Mr. Rottenberg, get a life. And another job. I’m not reading this rag anymore.

  2. Perhaps Mr. Rottenberg is at a point in his life where he has many fantasies. I hope that he seeks help for projections of his own thoughts. He really appears to need psychological services. It is not wrong or a stigma to seek help.

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