Wikileaks is auctioning off a lunch with Julian Assange and the philosopher Slavoj Zizek. As of this writing, the bid stands at £1,070.00, or $1,733.06. But what price the noted charm of Assange?
Seriously, there have been so many transgressors since the rape accusations against Assange dragged down the public debate on rape and victim blaming, aided by Assange's own douchey pronouncements, that we'd almost forgotten about our pale-haired friend. A refresher on some of his most memorable utterances, here.
- His OKCupid profile advertised a "passionate, and often pig headed activist intellectual" who "seeks siren for love affair, children and occasional criminal conspiracy." He also likes "women from countries that have sustained political turmoil. Western culture seems to forge women that are valueless and inane. OK. Not only women!"
- He referred to Sweden as "the Saudi Arabia of feminism." (You can ask him whether Saudi Arabia is, in fact, the Saudi Arabia of feminism.)
- He once wrote of one encounter, "This conversational brutality took her breath away and she swooned. I was exactly what she secretly longed for; a man willing to openly disagree with her father."
- "I'm wearing you." Ugh.
This and more at lunch for just a grand or so!
Wikileaks Auctions Lunch With Julian Assange [Guardian]