Oh, satire? Well, then everything’s OK, we guess.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sought to distance himself Thursday from an essay he wrote in the 1970s that discusses rape fantasies.Michael Briggs, a spokesman for the 2016 White House contender’s campaign, called the essay a “dumb attempt at dark satire in an alternative publication,” according to CNN.Briggs added that the writing “in no way reflects his views or record on women,” saying it “was intended to attack gender stereotypes of the ’70s.”
The essay, published by the Vermont Freeman in 1972, discussed violent sexual fantasies.In it, Sanders wrote that a man’s “typical fantasy” is “a woman tied up, a woman abused,” and that a woman “fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.”Do you know why the newspapers with articles like ‘Girl, 12, raped by 14 men’ sell so well? To what in us are they appealing?” the essay asks.
So the next time a Republican says something they can just yell “satire” and the frothing leftists mob will let it go? Cool. Frankly, we don’t see why Sanders is even bothering to defend this lunacy since Democrats can say and do anything without repercussion. It’s not as if he was so crazy as to suggest women buy their own birth control.