This is disgusting. A “feminist” writer has finally said publicly what the worst progressives really think: a Democrat who sexually abuses a woman should be let off the hook because he’s a Democrat.
The blogger, Kate Harding, is “sincerely” making this argument.
Democracy 2017: I am sincerely arguing that we should not force a Democrat to resign for sexually abusing a woman, because I know Republicans never will, and that once the first Democrat goes, R's next move is finding shady Ds from states with R governors.— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
Why? Because all men in politics are likely to be sexual abusers. Obviously.
THEY ALL HAVE SKELETONS— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
MANY OF THOSE SKELETONS WILL INVOLVE ABUSING & HARASSING WOMEN
BECAUSE THIS IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM NOT AN INDIVIDUAL ONE
Many of the people currently standing between us and straight up Gilead have probably done shitty, even criminal things to women. This is the ugly reality.— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
Couldn’t be a B.S. feminist rant without a “Handmaid’s Tale” garbage reference.
Do we force ours to resign to make room for more men who hate women deeply and openly? For more men who believe God has authorized them to control women?— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
This seems like a bad idea, idk.
It's almost as though, in a two-party system, cold pragmatism is literally always the only option. Purity is an impossibility and a joke.— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
P.S. Have we not learned from the last year that Republicans will lie through their teeth and brazen out ANYTHING up to and including Donald Trump as President?— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
Yeah, because incumbent establishment Republicans pulled out all the stops to make sure Donald Trump was elected. Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan were out in front of TV cameras every day trying to make America great again. No, wait, that was Earth-2. Back here in reality, Paul Ryan said he’d stop defending Trump, and Mitch McConnell retreated into his shell during that election.
The idea that forcing a reckoning will lead to a purge of Republican sex monsters is folly. The only people who do the right thing will be people who sometimes do the right thing--i.e., not the sociopaths.— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
Aren’t men who would sexually abuse women already sociopaths?
In conclusion, YES YOU SHOULD FUCKING WELL VOTE FOR WOMEN BECAUSE THEY ARE WOMEN AND POC BECAUSE THEY ARE POC AND DISABLED PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE DISABLED AND QUEER PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE QUEER.— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
Oh look, concluding with identity politics. That was fun. At least it’s over.
Wait, sorry, conclusion Pt. 2 for those who don't know me: I wrote a book on rape culture. I want consequences for harassers and abusers. But forced resignation is not the only possible consequence.— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
And I am arguing that under the system we have, it is not a consequence that will help women. It will be a brief catharsis, followed by potentially catastrophic damage to our political interests.— Kate Harding (@KateHarding) November 16, 2017
THERE IT IS. Removing from office Democrats who abuse women will do “catastrophic damage to our political interests.”
This “feminist” doesn’t care about women. She’s purely political. She puts the priorities of the Democratic Party ahead of the moral responsibility we have to see justice done and victims of sexual abuse defended.
As long as there are progressives like her, scumbag Democrats like Al Franken will continue to get away with their scum.
Politics over people, always, for the Left.
Editor's note: This piece has been corrected to state that Kate Harding is a writer, not a blogger, and to refer to the show "Handmaid's Tale" rather than "Handmaiden's."
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