Good news: OWS sets up women-only tent to help cut down on rapes
by “Allahpundit” @ HotAir
This can’t be repeated enough: With a few exceptions, foremost among them the New York Post, the coverage of OWS protests compared to the coverage of tea-party protests is the worst media double standard in recent history… We began the year with tea-party pols being smeared as killers over a shooting they had nothing to do with and we end it with actual rapes being shrugged off by the press because they’re bad PR for a movement they support. Disgrace.
Of course, these reported sexual assaults are merely alleged at this point, but still: If the women at OWS feel that their bodily integrity is being threatened to the point that they need to set aside a “women only” tent, that’s a sign that there’s something seriously wrong with this protest. And personally, I think it’s high time that New York City finally take down the tents and kick these people out. Yes — we all have a right under the First Amendment to assemble and express our grievances, but that does not include squatting on what is in fact private property for weeks on end. We get it. You’re pissed off. Message received. Now get a life, hippies, and go home.