[Trigger warning for rape apologism.]
Larry Flynt, pornographer and woman-hater extraordinaire*, has given $50,000 to the WikiLeaks defense fund. This comes after Michael Moore put $20,000 towards Julian Assange’s bail recently. Cozy company, eh Mike?
Flynt, in his ‘explanation’ on the Huffington Post, says this is about “free speech”, how Assange is a journalist, a hero. . . but wait. He closes with this:
Assange has been hit with dubious criminal charges because his condom failed during a sexual encounter. Give me a break.
Julian Assange should not face a prison sentence. We should have a ticker-tape parade for this brave man.
Not only is that a LIE about the accusations, but it shows exactly what Flynt and other Assange defenders care about. They’ll say it’s about ‘free speech’, but when it comes down to it, it’s straight up misogyny. It’s not about helping the organization’s work, it’s about protecting one of their own (a man).
*In case you are unfamiliar with Flynt and his publication, Hustler, I recommend the site Hustling the Left, though be warned there are very triggering images and cartoons involving sexual violence and other hatred.