'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,


Kurt Vonnegut: he was one of the good ones. What of his shall I read, or re-read, in his honor?

I haven't had the heart to investigate further, but, months ago, when the charges were downgraded from "rape" to "sexual assault" in the case of the Duke lacrosse players, I remember hearing on the radio (NPR, I believe), in careful terms, that the inconsistency in the story of the "stripper" (as even NPR refers to her this morning) that prompted the change in charges was that she couldn't or wouldn't declare with certainty, upon later questioning, that what she had been penetrated with was (were) the actual male organ(s) essential for "rape" in North Carolina.

I don't know if I said that clearly enough that it makes any sense. I've not had coffee yet, and I don't even have the heart to read over what I just typed. And now I've gotta get dressed & run out the door.
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