Wisconsin rape-culture denier defiant in face of criticism, says he saved woman from assault

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David Hookstead, the UW-Madison student who penned the controversial "'Rape culture' does not exist" letter to the editor we covered earlier today, has been responding to his critics on Twitter throughout the week.

Suffice it to say that despite the weakness of the argument he tries to advance (see the above link for our critique), Hookstead isn't interested in backtracking. He also apparently believes he's in a uniquely privileged position to opine about rape and rape culture since he (according to him) once actually saved a woman from being sexually assaulted and put himself at risk of great bodily harm while doing so.

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Wisconsin student's victim-blaming "rape culture" column goes over as well as you'd think

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David Hookstead, a junior majoring in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently penned a letter to the UW-Madison Badger Herald student paper with this provocative headline: "'Rape culture' does not exist."

:::: UPDATE :::: Wisconsin rape culture denier defiant in face of criticism, says he saved woman from assault

As the title indicates, in his column, Hookstead makes a case that "rape culture" is a fiction that "aggressively paints men as dangerous and as the root of evil."

Note: Trigger warning -- a portion of Hookstead's letter has been re-printed.


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Wisconsin man -- drunk, wearing clown makeup -- dangles screaming kids from overpass

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Antonio Brown, a 33-year-old Kenosha resident, came home drunk from a Halloween party around in the wee hours Sunday morning.

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That's not news! We're talking about Wisconsin, after all. But here's what is -- dangling screaming children from an overpass as they cry out for their lives... while wearing clown makeup.

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Female Wisconsin prison staffers caught on tape performing sex acts on male inmate [MUGSHOTS]

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From left to right, Herrera, Hawkins, and Barrios.
Two female workers at the Racine Correctional Institution have been charged with second-degree sexual assault by correctional staff after they were allegedly caught on tape performing sex acts on a male inmate.

SEE ALSO: Wisconsin man arrested for humping discarded curbside couch

According to an AP report, Karina Herrera, 40, and Lisa Hawkins, 33, are accused of having "consensual sex" with Mario Barrios. Barrios, 39, was convicted of first-degree reckless homicide in 1995.

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Wisconsin man charged with voter fraud says he was just drunk and high when he voted twice

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Chad Gigowski, a 28-year-old resident of suburban Milwaukee, voted twice last November. Nobody disputes that.

SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath on voter ID failure: "Voter fraud likely played a role"

Prosecutors threw the book at Gigowski, claiming people have to understand that voter fraud has consequences. But Gigowski pleaded for mercy using the most Wisconsin of all arguments.

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Pay-for-snuggle business to open in Wisconsin, swears it's all platonic

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"The benefits of TOUCH THERAPY are proven by modern science," the Snuggle House's website says. "Increased oxytocin levels and a sense of well-being can last for DAYS after a snuggling session."
The Snuggle House was supposed to open earlier this week on the second floor of an East Main Street building in Madison. But city officials have yet to sign off on the business's building inspection, and they're dragging their heels mainly because of worries the cuddling there might get a little too hot and heavy.

SEE ALSO: Thong Cape Scooter Man isn't breaking any laws, Madison cops say [IMAGES]

"The city's primary concern is, we don't want a house of prostitution popping up," Madison assistant city attorney Jennifer Zilavy told WKOW TV.

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Local gay guy emigrates from Wisconsin to Minnesota in search of a better life

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Perhaps you thought R.T. Rybak's efforts to lure gays from neighboring states weren't working?

Allow us to introduce you to a local gay guy who will tell you otherwise. He calls himself "Second-Class Badger," and he has finally escaped Occupied Wisconsin and made it to the Free World of Minnesota.

"I moved to Wisconsin years ago because I thought it was a relatively progressive state," the local gay man mused. "I don't know what happened to the place."


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Wisconsin dance coach fired following performance of "Blurred Lines" [VIDEO]

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Lisa Joling (right) lost her job following her rendition of Thicke's "Blurred Lines." (At left, a still from Thicke's music video.)
Lisa Joling, the dance coach at Marshfield High School in central Wisconsin, lost her job after her team danced to an edited version of Robin Thicke's controversial smash hit, "Blurred Lines," during a football game in late August.

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According to a Marshfield News Herald report, administrators won't confirm that particular performance was the reason for Joling's dismissal. A statement from the district's superintendent is vague: "Action was taken to remove Ms. Joling from the assignment as high school dance coach based on appropriate reasons and following district protocols. Personnel matters are confidential, so further information will not be forthcoming from the district."

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Wisconsin GOP wants to make it easier for schools to keep Indian nicknames

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The Mukwonago Indians have been ordered to change their name, but the school board refuses to do it. Now, GOPers are trying to let them off the hook.
The GOPers currently controlling the Legislature in Scott Walker's Wisconsin haven't exactly bathed themselves in glory this year, but this might be their most questionable initiative yet.

SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe blasts NFL for tolerating Redskins nickname

Yesterday, they introduced a proposal that would make it easier for schools with nicknames like the Mukwonago Indians (logo at the top of this post) to withstand pressure from Native American tribes and others who think they are discriminatory and should be changed.

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Wisconsin golf course apologizes for tasteless 9/11 promotion

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::: UPDATE :::: Maynard's Restaurant in Excelsior also offered a tasteless 9/11 promotion [IMAGE]

Tumbledown Trails, a golf course in Verona, Wisconsin, is taking tons of heat for recently running the above ad in a local newspaper.

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In fact, the blowback is so intense, the course now says it might close on September 11 because management is "worried about what people will do/say to our staff."

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