Wonkette’s Rebecca Schoenkopf thinks Bill Clinton probably raped Juanita Broaddrick back in 1978 — but that doesn’t make him a bad person. Schoenkopf continues to defend Bill’s alleged actions, in a super-disturbing string of nonsense.
Wonkette: You Can Assault Women And Still Be A Good Feminist
AUGUST 17, 2016 By Bre Payton
Wonkette’s Rebecca Schoenkopf thinks Bill Clinton probably raped Juanita Broaddrick back in 1978 — but that doesn’t make him a bad person.
In a post published in response to Broaddrick’s recent interview about the alleged attack, Schoenkopf explained Bill probably just didn’t know that forcing himself upon a woman was a no-no — because apparently no one told men not to rape 30 years ago.
“I can absolutely see Bill Clinton doing this (then, not now) and not even thinking of it as rape, but thinking of it as dominant, alpha sex,” Schoenkopf writes. “I can see a LOT of men doing that during that time period, before we started telling them in the ’80s, ‘hey, that is rape, do not do that.’ I can see YOUR NICE GRANDPA doing that, back then.”
For the record, neither of my grandfathers are rapists. I would venture to say that most people’s grandfathers are not rapists because most men don’t rape, and the ones who do are bad.
Schoenkopf continues to defend Bill’s alleged actions, in a super-disturbing string of nonsense.
“To sum up, I think Bill Clinton could very well have raped Juanita Broaddrick,” she writes. “It doesn’t make him an evil man, or irredeemable (I’m Catholic; we’re all forgiven, if we’re sorry, and Broaddrick says Bill Clinton personally called her up to apologize). It doesn’t even necessarily make him a bad feminist — you know, later, once he stops doing that.”
No, Bill Clinton was not convicted for raping Broaddrick, but Schoenkopf’s rationale (he is probably a rapist, but who cares) is really quite stomach-churning. Hate to break it to ya, Rebecca, but raping a woman results in the automatic termination of one’s feminist card. A man who sexually violates a woman doesn’t have the right to be considered a feminist, let alone a decent human being, because he’s clearly demonstrated that he doesn’t have women’s best interests in mind.
Saying you’re sorry isn’t a get-out-of-jail-free card, either. It’s good if you do that, but it shouldn’t mean giving your victim no justice. Rape is rape, after all.
As if that’s not bad enough, Schoenkopf proceeds to gaslight Broaddrick’s account of Hillary’s attempts to silence her. Schoenkopf seems to think Hillary Clinton isn’t capable of minimizing a rape victim’s claims and protecting abusers.
In reality, Clinton has long been an enabler of sexual predators and has even laughed about it. She once called Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern Hillary’s husband took advantage of during his time in the Oval Office, a “narcissistic loony toon.” Kathleen Wiley, who accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault in 1993, said Hillary went out of her way to verbally beat her down in order to delegitimize the accusations.