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The little hand print on his knee…

… is most eloquent. But Sandusky will nonetheless be painted over.

Margaret Soltan, November 9, 2011 1:00PM
Posted in: where the simulacrum ends

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4 Responses to “The little hand print on his knee…”

  1. The Professor Says:

    The strange thing is that come February 14, all across the fruited plain, hundreds of universities will allow the performance of a play that celebrates the rape of a 13 year old by an adult.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    I take it you mean The Vagina Monologues, tp.

  3. Stephen Karlson Says:

    And yet Sandusky will vanish, in the manner of Trotsky and Kamenev and Zinoviev, from the official murals.

  4. The Professor Says:

    I did indeed have that in mind, UD. Admittedly, it appears that many places bowdlerize it and make the recollections come from a vaguely older teen.

    PSU deserves the torrents of outrage it is getting, but I wonder how far the developing “Paterno Principle” of reporting second-hand information can be taken. I once had a very upset student tell me about a situation in which a 15-year-old relative of hers had been discovered to be having sex with a 20-year-old relative. This was being dealt with by two very angry daddies and no law enforcement was involved. This was consensual sex, but still statutory rape in this state. Did I have a duty to report this to the police despite it being told to me in strict confidence? I didn’t think so at the time.

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