Monday, May 16, 2011

Some Women . . . .

 . . .  can come across as women’s worst enemies when it comes to support for each other.

I watched a few minutes of The View this morning and could not believe Barbara Walters talking about Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest for sexual assault as a matter of “sexual addiction”. Come on now! How can rape be excused as a symptom of an addition? Does she want to put us back into the stone ages, when men taking advantage of women was common and tolerated?

Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck were more astute in their observations, with the former applauding the victim for coming forward (not an insignificant step for a hotel maid to take against one of the most powerful men in the world!) and the latter trying to get a word in edge-wise and correctly identifying “power abuse with impunity” as the issue to focus on.

Barbara Walters may well have interviewed this man more than once, may have a social relationship with him, but let me tell you this, “Baba Wawa”, a rape is a rape and any woman who tries to smooth it over is no friend of other women.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Way to go, Lya. How dare Ms. Walters suggest that a rapist is simply struggling with a sexual addiction problem. Rape is raps and let's hope it never happens to her and she has to deal with the stupid biases of people like Ms. Walters.