In the #MeToo era it appears that the militant feminista brigade is using rape claims, not for legitmate reasons, but as political weapons to take down the patriarchy they have long despised. There seems to be no other explanation for the way in which these women are exhalted. The media latch on to their dubious stories and give them a platform to spout their narratives which don’t hold up under minimal vetting or even logical examination.
The latest flake claiming Trump raped her back in the day rolled out late in June, adding to the more than twenty ‘victims’ to make these accusations since 2015. In an interview with Vox on Tuesday about her book titled What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal she revealed her true agenda, sending men to a special camp for retraining. “You’ll have to see where it is in the book. It’s a secret place. Then we send in the special retraining. Women who can’t live without the men while the men are being retrained, they get conjugal visits.”
In a New York Magazine article, advice columnist E. Jean Carroll wrote that Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago or 24 years ago. She couldn’t quite pin down the year. Trump was looking for lingerie for a consort so she offered to help and they ended up in a dressing room when “still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me.” This store is renowned for the presence of numerous security officers and cameras are everywhere, yet this event played out without any disturbance. By her account she did not alert anyone that she needed help or was being assaulted. It is almost impossible for law enforcement to credibly investigate this case after so many years. We are forced to rely on our common sense to judge her veracity and her statements to the media are full of holes.
When asked why she didn’t report the assault she told Chris Matthews, host of Hardball in June 2019, “I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection.” The following week CNN’s Anderson Cooper was forced to cut the cameras while interviewing Miss Elliot on his show after she commented on the pleasure of rape while sharing her ‘story.’ “I think most people think of rape as being sexy,” she said incredulously. She then claimed women fantasize about rape.
Joy Behar of The View sprung to her defence with this :
“Everybody in this audience has probably seen Gone With the Wind … There’s a scene where … he’s drunk, Rhett Butler, and he takes Scarlett O’Hara and takes her up the stairs against her will. She’s saying, ‘no, leave me alone!’ The next shot is of her in bed going, ‘oh, oh,’ as if it was a great thing that he did. That is marital rape by the way … there are things in the movie industry that make it look as if rape is about sex and it’s not. It’s misconstrued and it’s misrepresented.”
Her appearances have been widely ridiculed. This might shock some #MeToo activists but men like Trump also deserve to be heard and they have a right to due process. Author Heather McDonald in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News said, “These principles have had to be junked in order to empower women and destroy the male patriarchy.”
Madelaine Fry in an opinion piece for the Washington Examiner on June, 2019 wrote: “Unfortunately, in a politicized climate, these types of allegations are difficult to address. As my colleague Kaylee McGhee wrote, somewhere over the course of the #MeToo movement, “sexual assault became just another political commodity.”
The most shocking rape claim against Trump surfaced in 2016. The media reported that he was being accused of raping a thirteen year old girl at the Manhattan home of Jeffery Epstein. Epstein himself plead guilty to a single state charge of soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14 in June 2008 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. A lawsuit was filed in California, then moved to New York and this story, along with the others about Russian collusion filled the airwaves in the run-up to the 2016 elections. They were clearly aimed at creating a climate of fear in the country.
These tales were crafted to destroy Trump’s reputation and his chances of winning. Shortly before the election the woman who called herself Jane Doe and the pseudonym “Katie Johnson” withdrew the lawsuit citing death threats and the story eerily vanished from the headlines. If there are genuine victims among this lot it will be very difficult for them to break away from this pack of charlatans.
What is sad is that there are real rape victims who are suffering in silence and need to find their voices but their cause is being hijacked by thoughtless, vile individuals who want to help candidates win elections, eleiminate males from vying for certain positions, sell books, get on TV or make money through lawsuits. These genuine rape victims need to report their perpetrators to law enforcement as soon as these events take place in order to give them the best chance to preserve evidence from bodily fluids, cameras and contemporaneous accounts of other people. It is a critical step for them to get justice, but many wait years to tell their stories, to their detriment.
Many rape victims escape without being killed through sheer force of will, cunning and ingenuity. Some have to plead with their attackers to survive. In the most tragic cases, these women do not escape, particularly young girls who do not even have the life skills to recognize or thwart a potential attacker. This is not an issue for venomous political operatives or the self absorbed opportunists to hijack.
Rape is a violent crime with serious psychological effects, mostly stemming from the way in which the victims are viewed by a society that often finds ways to scorn and blame them as if they brought it on themselves. Rapists terrorize their victims with threats against them and their families, physical violence, weapons and psychological manipulation. The effects are long lasting and may even require therapy to deal with the trauma. We should not be making it harder for them by making high profile, demonstrably false accusations.