Friday, November 17, 2017

SJWs: hands off Franken!

SJW nitwit makes the case for leaving Al "The Groper" Franken in his senate seat.

As a feminist and the author of a book on rape culture, I could reasonably be expected to lead the calls for Al Franken to step down, following allegations that he forced his tongue down a woman's throat, accompanied by a photo of him grinning as he moves in to grope her breasts while she sleeps. It's disgusting. He treated a sleeping woman as a comedy prop, no more human than the contents of Carrot Top's trunk, and I firmly believe he should suffer social and professional consequences for it.

But I don't believe resigning from his position is the only possible consequence, or the one that's best for American women.

Cynics on both the right and left will presume I am passing by this particular steam tray on 2017's smorgasbord of feminist outrage because Franken is a Democrat, and so am I. (I was even his proud constituent for two years.) In the most superficial sense, this is true. But it's meaningless to say it's because I am a Democrat without asking why I am a Democrat. If you understand what it means to be a Democrat today — that is, why it makes sense to vote blue over red in this highly polarized political environment — you can understand why it might not make the most sense to demand Franken's resignation, effective immediately.

She wants him to say sorry and go on a listening tour. She even says exactly why:

In other words, if we set this precedent in the interest of demonstrating our party's solidarity with harassed and abused women, we're only going to drain the swamp of people who, however flawed, still regularly vote to protect women's rights and freedoms. The legislative branch will remain chockablock with old, white Republican men who regard women chiefly as sex objects and unpaid housekeepers, and we'll show them how staunchly Democrats oppose their misogynistic attitudes by handing them more power.

Long story short, women need to shut up and take one for the team if their attacker/groper/molester/harasser is a Democrat. Because they may be perverts, but they're on our team.

This brings up something mentioned in the comments of the last post. All of this sudden uproar of the "sudden" discovery of 30 and 40 year old sexual assault is essentially political, and it takes place in the context of the ongoing Lefty protection of serial rapist Bill Clinton. Say what you like about Donald Trump, he's kissing and grabbing willing participants. He's not leaving his "traces" on the blue dress belonging to the office intern. Or if he is, none of them are coming forward about it despite the one year anniversary of the Universal Media Meltdown.

The truth about DemocRats like SJW nitwit Leeann Tweeden being groped. They care how Leeann Tweeden being groped affects their headcount in the US Senate. If they thought it was to their advantage, they would chuck
Leeann Tweeden under the bus tomorrow morning.

Bottom line, it is okay to regard women chiefly as sex objects and unpaid housekeepers, as long as you are on the Left.

The Phantom

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