We’ve got tipsters. Concerned folks who’ve sent us info on Ryan Swain – his new sidepiece apparently dumped her kids back in Timbuktu and has tried to dump her dog in the middle of the road, but the poor pooch keeps returning to Casa Swainy – and Rain PhuturePhuckPhace – he’s low, low, low on the EDM totem pole, but we knew as much.
Our latest emails concern restricted FB posts about Marc Gafni, the rabbi rapist who was supposed to officiate Donkey’s wedding to herself but got the boot when we started blogging about his serial abuser past. Two well-known woos have rushed to Gafni’s defense, posting screeds that are ignorant of the facts, or twist the truth in an appalling manner more appropriate for a NAMBLA recruiting site.
You might wish to first read these pieces on Gafni, or refresh your memory if you have:
The woos in question turned Sara Kabakov’s experience of sexual abuse into a heady romance involving “two love birds,” even changing the actual ages of the parties in question, with the 20-year-old Gafni now 17 and the 13-year-old Kabakov now 14 or 15. Sexual abuse becomes “consensual dating,” along with a plea that we need to re-examine our taboos surrounding young people “needing” to express themselves sexually.
A woo goddess proceeds to blame Kabakov’s mother for the “romance,” insisting that she, Madame Woo, would have been more alert to what was going on. In a bizarre final paragraph, the goddess holds that if Gafni made any mistake, it was not “fully feeling” into what those around him were negatively feeling about his desires. Unpack that!
On a positive note, one prominent member of Camp Septic, a frequent critic of Julia Allison’s BS, did take these misguided woos to task, pulling no punches. That response led others to condemn the Gafni defense.