Polanski is a free man.

Ugh. I’ve been away from the computer all day, but while I was having brunch, I happened to overhear a little snippet on the news about Roman Polanski being set free. But I didn’t catch the whole story, so I kind of just crossed my fingers and denied I heard correctly.

No such luck.

After months of the cruel and unusual punishment of being locked in a multi-million dollar Swiss chalet, Polanski has been set free by Swiss officials, who reasoned that Polanski had already served his full sentence.  One of Polanski’s lawyers humbly commented, “I’m obviously very happy for Roman…I believe there is much too much pride in the attitude of the American authorities.”

Yay, rape apologism.


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3 Responses to Polanski is a free man.

  1. michellefrommadison says:

    The actual crime was never proven at trial, he only pleaded as a possible certain better outcome, at least according to the facts of the case.

  2. Darth Paul says:

    ^^You’re right. And I fail to see how this man and this case are worth the millions we’ve spent as a country over the years. Wouldn’t that money be better spent prosecuting the thousands of rapes that occur here daily? Or at least spent towards therapy and support for victims?

  3. Jen says:

    Why defend it in any case? Yes, there definitely needs to be a focus on current rape, but if someone high profile gets away with things, then what does that do for the whole attitude around rape? Rape doesn’t just happen, it happens because cultural norms and discourse allow it to happen, and in some cases even excuse its happening. Case in point. To change things, two things need to happen – enforcement and a change in discourse. Neither are happening in this case.

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