Considering all the liberal, conservative, anti-feminist and, err, occasional backsliding feminist angst about the Assange case in Sweeden doesn't it seem like the Minnesota case against Daniel Rick from back in March of this year seem curiously obscure? It’s not at all 100% parallel to the Assange allegations but it’s similar enough that one wonders why the MRAs and their fellow travelers who’ve been up in arms about Sweden’s “Saudi Arabia” haven’t been all over the Rick case.
For instance, Rick’s victim chose to accompany him to his home after meeting him in a bar. The victim chose to pass out drunk in Rick’s home and (after all) that’s practically the same thing as consenting to sex. And when he did have sex with the victim he evidently didn’t use a condom, which triggered extra charges for knowingly putting the victim’s health at risk. And in that case, too, when one complaint was filed other “me too” victims came forward, revealing a pattern of behavior on Rick’s part!
It's enough to make you think anti-Wikileak forces aren't the only ones exploiting the Assange case for their own political ends!
Once again, not 100% the same as the accusations against Assange (for instance unlike Assange Rick had related prior arrests on his record) but many of the particulars are close enough that it’s weird that the Assange charges seem to have caught MRAs off guard.
Of course the source of this particular "Saudi Arabianism" is Minneapolis, Minnesota and not Sweden, but... well... here's how their local Fox network station put it:
MINNEAPOLIS - Two additional charges of assault have been filed against an HIV-positive Minneapolis man already charged with raping a man.
Daniel James Rick, 28, was arrested Monday after more alleged sexual assault victims came forward. The victims said they had unprotected sex with Rick, who didn't reveal his HIV-positive status.
Rick was charged Wednesday with two counts of third-degree assault by knowingly transferring a communicable disease. Those charges are on top of charges in February of third-degree criminal sexual conduct and third-degree assault for the alleged rape of a man he left a bar with.
According to the original set of charges, Rick and his victim went to The Saloon in downtown Minneapolis and after to Rick's home. The victim passed out drunk and later awoke to Rick sexually assaulting him.
Oh... wait! Whawazat? Did... did you see that? Oh wait a minute, Daniel Rick is gay! His victims were all men! Doh! Cancel the Operation Payback attacks on the Minneapolis Star-Trubune!
No feminist angle on the case for miles and miles. False alarm. Never mind!
For all MRA protestations that “but men can be raped too,” and for all the MRA protestations that accusations of rape are invariably false, it doesn’t count when the victims, or the accused, are gay.
Must be why nobody’s Tweeting about how Sweden’s a “feminist Minnesota.”