Kellyanne “Reanimated Zombie” Conway is back in the news again, and this time it’s because footage just resurfaced from 2013 in which she disturbingly claimed rape was caused by feminine weakness, NOT male aggression. THIS is the disgusting worldview of the spokeswoman of the President of the United States—this administration is an all-out nightmare.
Now, Conway’s certainly no stranger to making salacious comments. Her claim to infamy came earlier this year when she termed the phrase “alternative facts” to defend the outrageous lies that Trump’s White House has been feeding to the American people over the past several months.
But her resurfaced comments on rape are BREATHTAKINGLY disgraceful, and they show that Conway really is as disturbed as she comes across on her morning-show appearances. The remarks in question came during a panel discussion on PBS’ To the Contrary, wherein Conway inexplicably shifted from talking about women in combat to sickly alleging that rape is the result of feminine weakness.
“Women are already making incredible contributions to the United States military and will continue to do so,” Conway started. “But the military’s first and primary mission is to win wars and to be as completely as capable and efficient and uber-ready as it can be. But we also don’t want to put our women in harm’s way.”
“But I’ll tell you,” Conway added. “If we were physiologically — not mentally, emotionally, professionally — equal to men, if we were physiologically as strong as men, rape would not exist. You would be able to defend yourself and fight him off.”
Shameless, astonishing, repugnant—how else can you describe this horrific comment? Sorry, Conway, but rape isn’t a problem because women aren’t strong enough; rape is a problem because some MONSTROUS excuses for men can’t contain their sexual urges.
THIS is the nightmare of patriarchy. Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, BLASTED Conway’s disgraceful rhetoric in no uncertain terms.
“They seem to think it’s acceptable to blame rape victims for their assaults, deny women the right to control their own health care, and downplay sexual harassment in the workplace,” Winstead said. “It’s not.”
If anyone in Obama’s administration was discovered to have made comments like Conway’s in the past, they would’ve been fired immediately. Not so in Trumpworld, though.
Blaming rape victims has NO PLACE in American society. Conway can take her views and return them to where they belong: the Dark Ages.
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