The Right and Sexual Assault

This morning when I woke up, I logged into Facebook, as I always do and I saw that Sean Hannity was a trending topic. My curiosity got the best of me so I hovered over his name and saw that he was accused of sexual assault. My initial thought was to laugh because it seems that Fox News is falling apart on itself, but then it got me thinking. Whether or not this is a true allegation, and I tend to default toward to the accuser because in our society we tend to do the opposite, the Right has a history of sexual assault.

Just last week, Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News over new sexual assault allegations, after O’Reilly and Fox News spent over 13 million dollars over the last 15 years in settlements for sexual assault.

Over the course of the 2016 campaign, damning evidence against Donald Trump was released where he stated that he will kiss girls without waiting their approval and, I quote, “Grab them by the pussy.” Both of these instances are very clear examples of sexual assault. Furthermore, every comment he makes to a woman regards her looks rather than her ability to do her job because of her talents.

The fact of the matter remains that the world that we live in is ripe with sexual assault. Those in power try to use that power to gain influence over people, or those who are insecure about their power try to take it from someone else. This needs to stop. Ending sexual assault is on us. It’s clearly not going to happen from the media or from the President. We need to stop it. It needs to be a thing of the past, which, let’s be honest, it shouldn’t have started in the first place.

 

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