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Moe Tkacik wrote a kick-ass response to her haters on DoubleX, a ten-year retrospective of sorts on her personal experience with rape. It’s titled “Why I Didn’t Report My Date-Rape: Because People Do Stupid Things.”

And then, very quickly, a commenter did a stupid thing!

doovinator,” who appears in his photo with a young child wrapped around his neck, writes:

A woman once took me home with her; I thought we had some real, if drunken, feelings for each other after we’d met at a party. She took a shower, joined me in her bed, things progressed the way you might think they would, and I thought we had a lovely encounter, though she seemed a little bit tense and I mentioned it to her. She responded, “well, you’d be tense too, if you’d just been RAPED!”

Wait a minute, I said, that’s not how I saw it AT ALL. We didn’t exactly discuss our intentions beforehand, but she joined me in bed, nude and apparently willing, and hadn’t offered any resistance when I made my advances. She may have whispered “no” once or twice, but didn’t make any effort to stop me or even slow me down much. Some may call it “date rape”, but I really liked her, thought we were doing fine and would have loved to have had a further relationship. That didn’t happen.

~DJ

“Some may call it ‘date rape’, but I really liked her.” Okay, now I am taking a shower.