“Right, so drill that into your daughter and say ‘You’re weak. You’re vulnerable. You’re not a superhero. You’re in danger.”
They are certainly getting louder, and shouting more clearly. To the other, it is hard to see how this is helpful.
Apparently, though, this is Gavin McInness explaining to FOX News how to be a good parent.
McInnes argued that liberals who promote gender equality have made women who choose to go on spring break “more vulnerable.”
“I think this is a perfect example of liberals’ cognitive dissonance where they say ‘Everything’s cool. Hey, it’s spring break. People party. Women are the same as men,'” McInnes said. “When you have that stupid lie in your mind you end up making women more vulnerable. These women are not as strong as men.”
“When you let them go down there, you’re a terrible parent,” he added. “If you let your son go down there, you’re a fairly bad parent. But sons are different than daughters.”
Hannity later asked McInnes whether that was a double standard.
“Of course it is,” he responded. “We’re different. Sorry. Equality is a myth.”
We should also note, as Catherine Thompson pointed out in her report for Talking Points Memo, that this might become an annual FOX News event:
Clearly little progress has been made since last year’s “Hannity” spring break investigation, when McInnes and Earhardt got into the exact same argument.
Real quick, please, a show of hands: Is anybody actually surprised?
No, seriously, rape culture advocacy and FOX News? Does the day end in —y?
Image note: Actor Gavin McInnes and director Chad Harbold attend [the] Shorts Program II during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival at Racquet Club Theatre on January 16, 2009, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kristin Murphy/WireImage)
Thompson, Catherine. “Fox Guest: Liberal Myths Are Making Spring Break Dangerous For Women”. Talking Points Memo. 25 March 2015.