UPDATED: The Post has changed the headline to “we should generally believe”, but the URL remains as this: no-matter-what-jackie-said-we-should-automatically-believe-rape-claims/
Mayella Ewell accused Tom Robinson of raping her. In what amounted to a show trial, Robinson was found guilty though he clearly had not raped Ewell. That’s the key part of the plot from To Kill a Mockingbird, which is also both one of my favorite movies and books.
Matt Lewis says Zerlina Maxwell of the Washington Post might want to re-read it. Why? According to Maxwell, who I’m guessing we are supposed to consider smart by virtue of her ability to pen a Washington Post op-ed, “No matter what Jackie said, we should automatically believe rape claims.”
She actually wrote that.
Tom Robinson would disagree, but he was shot and killed after being found guilty for a crime he did not commit. But hey, Mayella Ewell said he raped her. So I guess he did.