"I say that Foer's (who wrote an essay for The New York Times magazine) ethical charge against animal eating is brave because not only is it unpopular, it has also been characterized as unmanly, inconsiderate, and juvenile. But he reminds us that being a man, and a human, takes more thought than just "This is tasty, and that's why I do it." He posits that consideration, as promoted by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, which has more to do with being polite to your tablemates than sticking to your own ideals, would be absurd if applied to any other belief (e.g., I don't believe in rape, but if it's what it takes to please my dinner hosts, then so be it)."
I'm more than appalled by Portman's statement. It bears noting, too, that she was one of the many "artists" who signed the petition for the release of child rapist Roman Polanski. Clearly, this naive young woman has no idea what kind of horror rape victims suffer by comparing the assault to merely eating a cheeseburger.
I would be very pleased if Portman took a moment to truly think about what she said regarding a very serious issue. I'd also be happy if she spent some time hearing the very real stories of women and children who have suffered the atrocity of rape.