Sexual assault and harassment cases have been rocking the political and entertainment world for two months now. They’ve even spawned a movement, with the hashtag #MeToo, which has women coming forward to reveal how they had been harassed or assaulted, and in many cases identifying their harassers.
Now, Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is weighing in response to the events and the hashtag.
From Western Journal:
While Palin wrote in a blog post published Friday that she was “truly amazed by the unity that has been brought on by these courageous women (and men),” she noted that there is one thing “wrong” with the #MeToo campaign.
The media, Palin claimed, has a double standard when it comes to reporting on allegations of sexual harassment.
“What we need to look at is a real TRUE standard that needs to be set,” she wrote. “But here’s a question. How do we pick and choose whom to hold accountable? Why aren’t we looking at all of the sexual harassment? Why are some things ‘just a joke’ for some, and serious offenses for others?”
And you could see that very pointed difference in the reactions between the allegations for example between Alabama GOP Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore versus those against Al Franken.
Many Democrats seemed to dismiss or minimize the Franken allegations, some people even treating them as a joke.
Palin said it was important now “to come together and treat sexual harassment the same, no matter what side of the aisle you may be on.”
She then recounted some of the harassment that her family has experienced from well-known celebrities.
1. In 2010, radio host Don Imus asked Fox’s Chris Wallace, who was preparing to interview Palin, if, “When you interview her, will she be sitting on your lap?
“One can only hope,” Wallace replied.
2. Late night talk show host David Letterman made a joke that appeared to be about 14-year-old Willow Palin, commenting that she got “knocked up” by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez at a Yankees game. He claimed later he was talking about 18-year-old Bristol, but it was Willow who was at the game.
3. In 2016, Rapper Azealia Banks called for Palin to be raped.
“Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headf—ed by a big veiny, ashy, black d— then be locked in a cupboard,” Banks tweeted.
Later, she added, “Honestly… Let’s find the burliest blackest n—-s and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on worldstar.”
4. In 2011, former boxer Mike Tyson made graphic remarks similar to Azealia Banks about Sarah Palin.
5. In 2011, Alisyn Camerota asked Sarah Palin about her breasts.
“Harassing lines of questioning like that is to sexualize the female guest, thus discrediting the important issues she’s there to discuss,” said Bristol. “Gee, I wonder why voters have a hard time taking female politicians seriously when a news organization is more interested in the size of their bra than their brain?”
6. Two rappers — Macklemore and Eminem — made sexual references to Sarah Palin in their songs.
What happened to any of these folks for their actions? Nothing, they suffered no consequences.
Why? Because it was the Palin family, so harassing them and talking about rape was somehow acceptable to those on the left.
As Bristol Palin noted, it wouldn’t solve things if people operate with such double standards.
We won’t fix it until victims of all political stripes are treated with respect and dignity!”
“Sexual harassment will never change when we have the double standards that we do today,” she wrote. “This isn’t about me or my family. Though the comments that have been made about us are horrible, this movement is way bigger than that.”
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]