TW:Rape, Rape Apologists
In a shocking March 20 blog post titled “Censorship, Environmentalism and Steubenville,” University of Rochester economics professor Steven Landsburg questioned the harm of raping an unconscious woman who may not remember the attack, and wondered why rapists should not “reap the benefits” of women’s bodies.
Landsburg is using his position as a professor of economics to promote rape, and the University is defending his right to do so. We demand he be fired immediately!
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Fuck rape apologists. I hope street justice finds him well.
fire him, then fucking bury him
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1979
Professor of Economics
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Phone: (585) 275-4971
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Landsburg’s pro-rape argument is uniquely sickening — he’s saying that rape is a net benefit to society as long as the victim is unconscious, because an unconscious victim is not negatively impacted by rape whereas the rapist benefits. He then argues that unconscious-victim rape should be outright legalized, because this would create an incentive for rapists to render victims “safely” unconscious before raping them.
This guy is a grade-A sicko.
Nope. He needs to go. Sick fucking bastard.
Dr. Landsburg won’t be fired, he’s a tenured professor at this University. He has freedom to share his opinions through the first amendment. People worse than him have had their rights protected under free speech including the KKK. America is not a censorship state so I tire of people saying he should be censored as well. I looked up court cases and the last notable school case was Cohen v. San Bernardino Valley College, 92 F.3d 968 (9th Cir. 1996) which came out in favor of the teacher who was accused of talking about sex, porn and other things in a confrontational manner with his students. People have the right, unfortunately, to horrible opinions.
We are all entitled to disagree with him. Which as a student of the U of R I take personally that people around the country are learning of this campus from an outspoken controversy-stirring ass like Landsburg.
If anybody remembers the popular economics book Freakenomics you might recall the economist put forth that Roe v. Wade and its effect on widening the availability of abortion lowered crime rates. Prolife advocates found the hypothesis controversial and whether that contributed to the book becoming a bestseller is up for interpretation. However it gave the book more press and that’s what you’re doing for Landsburg right now. He is trying to gain press attention for his publications through controversy and you’re all giving it to him. He’s trying to sell his books, economic theories and people that didn’t know about him before sure know about him now. Forget Landsburg and stop supporting him.
If you want to help end rape culture cultivate change with your peers and in your community. Rochester is our community and if we want to demonstrate against him or boycott his classes it’s our business.