New York Times accuses rape victims who want guns as ‘scaremongering’

New York Times accuses rape victims who want guns as ‘scaremongering’

kmbrlywksA New York Times writer has lashed out viciously against a rape victim who appeared in an NRA video stating that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to take away her right to defend herself.  New York Times editorial writer David Firestone said that the ad was “scaremongering” and called it the worst commercial by the NRA

The outcry in social media was so loud even the victim took to Twitter to respond. 

According to Biz Pac Review, Kimberly Weeks tweeted, “It’s fine, not like I’m a REAL person retelling my REAL story or anything…Victim blaming is alive and well in our culture…In case the NYT is interested in my REAL story: http://revealingpolitics.com/blog/2014/10/guest-oped-not-the-right-kind-of-rape-victim/ 

It is appalling that a newspaper would viciously attack a rape victim. It is equally as appalling that the writer would not want her to protect herself.  A rape victim trying to protect herself isn’t scaremongering, it’s common sense and human decency.

 

 

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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