Most people who follow me probably know that I’m not always the biggest fan of people who go overboard with being “politically correct.” I think nowadays some people are going entirely too far with it. It seems we’re approaching a point in our society to where people can’t say anything without it offending someone.
It’s as if there are people out there who are just waiting to be offended or outraged by something.
That being said, the disgusting nature at which the hosts on Fox News’ Outnumbered downplayed and defended public sexual harassment against women was pathetic.
Do I think some feminism has gone overboard? Absolutely. I joked with a female friend not too long ago that it seems some people don’t even want males to find females attractive anymore.
That being said, sexual harassment is something I do take very seriously. Women shouldn’t have to feel as if they have to “tolerate” deplorable behavior by men. I’ve seen it countless times first hand. Women out in public, just living their lives, with random men shouting disgusting or perverted comments in their direction.
Well, according to all five co-hosts of Fox News’ Outnumbered on Thursday (4 female, 1 male) this type of “Mad Men” outdated behavior is just fine by them.
Just ask co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who said, “Let men be men, I just love them.”
“Look, men are going to be that way. What can you do?,” she continued.
Or another clueless co-host, Stacey Dash, who said she’s perfectly fine with men shouting sexual remarks in her direction because that’s what she grew up with – as long as they stay at an arm’s distance.
But maybe the most pathetic showing came from their guest, and frequent Fox News contributor, Arthur Aidala who stood up to show his typical “move” toward random females. And by “move” that apparently means he stands there and claps at them while they walk by. Though he claimed the vast majority of women find this “flattering.”
This all got a big round of laughter from the female co-hosts.
What this entire segment essentially did was defend the right for random men to shout sexual comments towards random women. Because that was literally the example they used during the segment. The cliché’ “guys in hard hats” shouting something sexually suggestive to women as they walk by.
They all seemed perfectly fine with this.
Now, am I saying there aren’t women out there who like this kind of attention? Of course not. I know for a fact there are women who get offended if they’re not “noticed” by strange men, because I’ve known some who are like that.
That being said, to defend blatant, public sexual harassment toward women on a major cable news network is appalling. It’s 2014, not 1955.
It’s embarrassing displays such as this, where Fox News sets up a segment (because I can almost guarantee you this was staged) where women are defending the right for men to sexually harass other women, for which everyone who fights for equality for women should be ashamed.