新闻转载:弗吉尼亚卫生间性侵事件中的谎言

原文链接如下(需科学访问并登录账号):
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/opinion/loudoun-county-trans.html
中文总结:
首先放出结论:施暴者根本就不是跨性别,也不承认自己是跨性别。
由于美国青少年隐私法规的限制,我们无法得知两位未成年当事人的姓名,下文中两位当事人均以cism和受害人代称。
事情的真实经过是这样的:受害人“可能”曾经与cism有过一段感情关系,两人以前曾在学校卫生间发生过两次自愿性行为,后来受害人想结束这段关系,于是她希望能与cism在卫生间谈一谈。但是cism在卫生间殴打并强暴了受害者。

cism受到了检方起诉,被指控一项伤害罪与一项性侵罪,案件被转至少年法庭,并预计将于11月开庭审理。在此期间,在接受了性犯罪者防范措施(佩戴脚环监视器)后,cism获得了取保候审,并被劳登郡学区转入另一所中学。但是cism在佩戴脚环监视器期间在新学校里再一次犯下性侵罪行,在教室里性侵了一位女生。他的取保候审被当即取消,并被当地警方收押。

cism在进行第一次性侵时穿着裙子进了女卫生间,然后的事情我们就都知道了,受害者的父亲史密斯在与校董会交流时因为难以控制情绪被警察逮捕,他的大幅照片上了头版头条,在全美国人民同情这位父亲的同时,GOP开始迅速地行动了起来。Fox News当家谣棍卡尔森试图将这位父亲塑造为一个“蓝领牺牲者”;GOP参议员汤姆·柯特(Tom cotton)就此事与司法部长加兰德纠缠不休;而最关键的,弗吉尼亚州大选将至,GOP候选人格伦·杨金(Glenn Youngkin)开始拼命鼓吹反跨狗哨,试图将这一暴力事件与跨群体-dem-左翼联系起来。
然而最关键的一点是,在这起性侵事件发生之时,弗吉尼亚州劳登郡的学校根本就没有“跨群体友好政策”,也不允许学生根据自己的性别认知进入并使用对应的卫生间或浴室。当地校区的跨友好政策是在性侵事件发生两个月之后才被颁布,与这一事件没有任何关联。复盘一下本次事件我们可以清晰地看出,这一事件是非常典型的约会强暴(date rape)事件,一个100%顺性别cism犯下了罪行。

是否应该直接允许人们根据其性别认知使用对应的卫生间和浴室,这是一个值得深入讨论的问题,但我们需要明确的一点是,这一问题与本事件无关。即使弗吉尼亚州当地对跨群体实施零容忍政策,能够阻止这一事件发生吗?答案是不能,因为施暴者根本就不是跨,也不认为自己是跨

Trigger Warning!敏感信息预警!以下内容含有对犯罪过程的描写,请谨慎阅读!

受害者与cism并不在同一年级,但是有共同的朋友,在(性侵案发生)一个半月前,两人在一个聚会上相识,随后“有可能”建立了朋友关系,在此期间两人在学校卫生间发生了两次性行为。
受害者曾向朋友抱怨cism粗暴的行为令她感到不适,后来她终于鼓起勇气,希望与他好好对话一次并结束这段关系,她选择了在卫生间进行这次对话。
当cism进入卫生间隔间后,就开始对受害人上下其手。而当她说出自己想要结束这段关系的想法后,cism恼羞成怒,将她推倒在地,殴打她并对她实施了第一次性侵。
期间有人来到并使用了这个卫生间,cism停止动作并威胁受害者不准出声。当其他人离开卫生间后,cism对受害者实施了第二次性侵。
而在转学后,戴着脚环监视器的cism强迫另一位受害者进入空无一人的教室,并对她实施性侵。

虽然未披露cism的姓名与体貌特征,但根据以上法庭庭审文件,我们似乎可以脑补出一个阳刚到爆表的白人男性混混/青少年恶霸(bully)的形象。这种人无论是平时表现出来的,还是实际上,都不太可能跟跨群体有什么关系,跨群体反倒是这种人的霸凌对象。
此人穿裙子进入女卫生间当然也不太可能是为了扮成跨群体,而更有可能是想扮成女性。从动机上推测,对于一个要“做坏事”的人来说,如何不引人注意才是最重要的。
然而GOP与另类右就是有能力颠倒黑白,确实令人叹为观止。

英文原文:
This is a story about how the right twisted the sexual assault of a teenager into a culture war fantasy. It’s about how a distorted tale on a conservative website became grist for a nationwide moral panic.

On June 22, a middle-aged plumber named Scott Smith was dragged, lip bleeding and hands cuffed behind his back, from a raucous school board meeting in Loudoun County, Va. According to the local newspaper Loudoun Now, he’d been swearing loudly at another parent and leaning toward her with a clenched fist when the police tackled him and pulled him outside. He’d eventually be convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and given a suspended 10-day jail sentence.

Smith’s image quickly went viral as a symbol of the sort of school board strife breaking out all over America. The National School Boards Association, writing to President Biden to request help dealing with the “growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation” directed at school board members, included Smith’s arrest in a list of examples.

Soon, however, Smith revealed why he’d been so distraught. In an interview with The Daily Wire, a website co-founded by the conservative wunderkind Ben Shapiro, Smith said that his ninth-grade daughter had been sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by a boy wearing a skirt. Smith was opposed to a proposed policy allowing trans kids to use bathrooms aligned with their gender identities, believing it made girls like his daughter vulnerable.

“The point is kids are using it as an advantage to get into the bathrooms,” he told the reporter, Luke Rosiak.

By the time Smith spoke to Rosiak, the story had become even uglier. In July, the boy was arrested in the attack on Smith’s daughter and charged with two counts of forcible sodomy. But pending a hearing, he was allowed to enroll at another high school while wearing an ankle monitor. In early October he was arrested again, this time for allegedly forcing a girl into an empty classroom and touching her inappropriately.

After Rosiak’s article came out, Smith became a symbol of a different kind: a blue-collar martyr to wokeness. Appearing on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, Rosiak said, “This story is one of the most disturbing I’ve ever worked on. It raises the possibility that the Loudoun County public schools covered up the rape of a 14-year-old girl at the hands of a boy wearing a skirt in order to pass a school policy that Democrats were adamant about passing.” As a result of that cover-up, Rosiak said, a second girl was allegedly attacked, “and to prevent all of this from coming out potentially, they arrested the father of the victim.”

Not surprisingly, the story ricocheted around the right. Conservatives have long argued that letting trans girls and women into women’s bathrooms would lead to sexual predation, and now that seemed to have happened. They’ve argued that wokeness is a form of tyranny, and in Smith they had a man who seemed to have been tyrannized because his family’s lived experience posed a threat to trans ideology.

If they had it all wrong, it’s almost hard to blame them — the narrative was too irresistible.

Outrage over the assaults has loomed over the Virginia gubernatorial race, where the Republican candidate, Glenn Youngkin, has sought to harness parental anger toward school boards accused of putting left-wing dogma above student welfare. Senate Republicans recently harped on the case in a hearing for an appeals court nominee, Holly Thomas. On Wednesday, Senator Tom Cotton badgered Attorney General Merrick Garland about it, indignant about steps the Justice Department is taking to address threats to school board members. Smith’s daughter, said Cotton, “was raped in a bathroom by a boy wearing girls’ clothes and the Loudoun County School Board covered it up because it would interfere with their transgender policy during pride month.”

Buta Biberaj, the Commonwealth attorney who prosecuted Smith, received death threats. So did members of the school board.

But this week, during a juvenile court hearing, a fuller picture of Smith’s daughter’s ordeal emerged. She suffered something atrocious. It had nothing at all to do, however, with trans bathroom policies. Instead, like many women and girls, she was a victim of relationship violence.

Smith’s daughter testified that she’d previously had two consensual sexual encounters with her attacker in the school bathroom. On the day of her assault, they’d agreed to meet up again. “The evidence was that the girl chose that bathroom, but her intent was to talk to him, not to engage in sexual relations,” Biberaj, whose office prosecuted the case, told me. The boy, however, expected sex and refused to accept the girl’s refusal. As the The Washington Post reported, she testified, “He flipped me over. I was on the ground and couldn’t move and he sexually assaulted me.”

The boy was indeed wearing a skirt, but that skirt didn’t authorize him to use the girls’ bathroom. As Amanda Terkel reported in HuffPost, the school district’s trans-inclusive bathroom policies were approved only in August, more than two months after the assault. This was not, said Biberaj, someone “identifying as transgender and going into the girls’ bathroom under the guise of that.”

On Monday, the boy received the juvenile court equivalent of a guilty verdict. The case dealing with the second attack he is accused of will be decided in November.

We don’t know exactly why the boy was allowed to attend a different school after his first arrest. The district has refused to comment on the transfer because of state and federal privacy laws. According to Biberaj, under state law, juveniles can be detained for only 21 days without a hearing, and her office needed more time than that to get DNA results. A condition of the boy’s release was that he could have no contact with the girl, so he couldn’t return to his original school.

It’s not clear whether the school system had the option of barring the boy from in-person school altogether. In a statement this month, the Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent, Scott Ziegler, called for policy changes that would allow administrators to “separate alleged offenders from the general student body.” Conservatives, of course, have traditionally opposed policies that would keep accused offenders out of school.

As Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s secretary of education, said last year, “Too many students have lost access to their education because their school inadequately responded when a student filed a complaint of sexual harassment or sexual assault.”

Even as the facts of this case have come out, the damage done by all the disinformation about it will be hard to undo. “Once the politics are over, we’re still dealing with the destruction,” said Biberaj, who wonders how her community is supposed to heal. “You can’t always successfully bring people back to say, ‘I know this is what you were told, but look what happened in court under oath.’”

A sad and complicated truth is probably no match for an exquisitely useful lie.

破除谣言的目的不是劝说那些制造谣言的人,而是减少无关者对我们的误会和不解。

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我知乎的号被禁言了,不然本来想转这个到知乎的。

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暂时不必了,已经有人转发了
https://www.zhihu.com/question/492640091/answer/2202534801

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但是无端指责已经下来了
而反美的民粹很乐意看到这种“政治正确”闹出来的事情啊

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那些吹狗哨的民粹从来都不是争取对象

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但是他们的话在外面很受欢迎啊
对生活影响挺大的

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这些人为什么受欢迎这种话我不想再重复了,我想说的是尽量争取相对友好以及持中立态度的人还是很有意义的

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https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/TwJg5MTG9XDNefjDSUbbig
昨天就看到了,这篇还有评论

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贵圈真乱(指英语世界

趁机读了orwell的散文the politics and the english language,勾画一些重点。。
建议要出国的盆友尽早adopt这种newspeak

文中大半都是跟事件无关的杂质,为什么没人问who’s the boy’s family,有什么背景能瞬间转校,究竟用了什么法宝,这些记者虽然是nyt但是对事件另一面可以完全不敢兴趣,只会强调the girl’s fathar is a plumber

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知乎高票答案都是一群男性terf在狂欢。此案与跨性别者一点关系也没有,我很费解他们是如何牵强附会把这件事与跨性别强行联系到一起的

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很多时候恶意是不需要什么理由的,而且保守派的本能就是将一切问题都推到无关弱者的身上以为他们的迫害猎巫提供理由

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这些人确实是出于为女性发声的角度来说话的,只不过在为女性发声的同时夹带了私货,他们确实是terf。而且他们当中不仅有terf,还有merf和berf

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他们现在"为女性发声"的目的也不过是借着cisf和femin这杆大旗打压trans,我不认为他们真的会尊重cisf

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这群人需要Neff

It takes more than “speak for women” for being a Feminist.

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劝女性不要走夜路,不要学理,说话不要太大声,把机会都留给男性,不要太高,不要太矮,不要太胖,不要太瘦,都是打着“为了女性好”的名义的,但这些不是女权主义。

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两种都有。少部分抖机灵的回答者,是在借女权之名,行反跨之实。但下面大部分正经的、不抖机灵的回答者,都和jk罗琳一样,他们是真的一方面支持女权,另一方面还认为跨性别平权运动会侵犯到原装女性的权益

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全称是什么

我说他们是女权主义了吗?