Ana Kasparian, co-host of The Young Turks, skewered women Donald Trump supporters as a bunch of “self-hating” rubes who “belong in a kitchen.”
In a column for Raw Story, Kasparian quite hypocritically slammed women supporting Trump despite his current sexual assault allegations, not arguing once how that reasoning squares with Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton.
What I never seem to understand about feminist-bashing conservative women is their inability to see how ironic it is that they attend political rallies, share their opinions and cast their ballots when the America they’re nostalgic about wouldn’t allow them to do any of those things. If a woman thinks that females have no place in politics, why isn’t her deplorable ass in the kitchen making her husband a ham sandwich? Women are not to be heard, right? And to be honest, I wouldn’t mind never hearing from someone that ignorant again.
Kasparian goes on to lament how she finds it “sobering” that Hillary and Trump stay tight in the polls, indicating that Americans don’t care about sexual assault. Again, she doesn’t try to square this reasoning with Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 8, 2016
It’s sobering to realize that there’s a huge chunk of the U.S. voting population that doesn’t think of sexual assault as something horrendous enough to disqualify a presidential candidate. When the topic of rape culture comes up, conservatives love to claim it’s much ado about nothing. But the reaction, or rather inaction, to these rape allegations demonstrates how dominant rape culture is in America.
The 30-year-old Kasparian concludes her piece by saying conservative men and women don’t care anything about rape and have falsely used it as a political tool in battles like North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law, which argued that women would be vulnerable to creepy men entering into the bathroom with them.
The possibility of rape in bathrooms was Governor Pat McCrory’s ridiculous fear-mongering argument in favor of the law even though there hasn’t been any evidence to support the claim. On the contrary, Trump has been caught on tape talking about groping women, and grabbing them “by the pussy” without their consent. While Gov. McCrory condemned Trump’s language as “disgusting” he hasn’t turned his back on Republican candidate.