I was having a conversation with someone yesterday. Somewhere in that conversation, I mentioned that former president Bill Clinton had something like five rape accusations against him.
The individual with whom I was speaking- purportedly a strong advocate of women's rights- said something about rape not being the worst thing possible.
I was flabbergasted.
This individual then said something about killing thousands of people (I'm guessing some misapplied reference to the ongoing conflict), and how that was worse.
Wow. Okay. Now, it would be one thing to say "I don't think those charges have credence". But don't think that anyone can essentially say "people have done worse things" and attempt to bring in other supposed atrocities just to bolster a political position and still legitimately claim to be a feminist. True feminism is a search for equality of the sexes. It is NOT, repeat, absolutely NOT about any damned political party.
I guess it would be no great surprise to relate that this conversation led to one of the harshest verbal exchanges of my life. Hypocrisy- it's what's for dinner.