• Being A Conservative Does Not Mean Having To Agree or Back Another Conservative On Every Issue or Controversy (Re: Tucker Carlson)

Being A Conservative Does Not Mean Having To Agree or Back Another Conservative On Every Issue or Controversy (Re: Tucker Carlson)

One of the more disappointing things to come out of the recent Tucker Carlson controversy were the editorials by a few different conservatives demanding that all conservatives defend Tucker Carlson, or be more outraged by the liberal machine that dug up, complied, and publicized Carlson’s old, offensive comments from the “Bubba The Love Sponge” program from ten years ago, when he was in his mid 30s at the time.

I’m a conservative, and I do not support Carlson in this latest fiasco.

To say that Carlson’s comments about girls, women, and so-called “jokes” about statutory rape were distasteful is a vast understatement.

No, I will not defend Carlson. I will not defend those comments or jokes. He was an adult who made a choice to go on a radio program and publicly make those remarks. Nobody forced him to do that.

Whether Liberals should be playing at Historic Fault Finding is a separate issue, one I don’t have much of an opinion on either way.

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• Tucker Carlson Is Not A Victim, and Yes, His Recently Unearthed Comments About Women Were Insulting and Sexist

Tucker Carlson Is Not A Victim, and Yes, His Recently Unearthed Comments About Women Were Insulting and Sexist

A day ago, a site published some content by Carlson, where Carlson was speaking to a radio host named Bubba The Love Sponge.

Among those comments by Carlson were some sexist, creepy, obnoxious opinions about women, girls, rape, and child sexual abuse (you can read in detail about this below).

Today, more controversial comments made by Carlson years ago were released, comments pertaining to other topics, which I won’t cover here.

Today, some conservatives are actually attempting to defend Carlson.

I’m a conservative myself, but there is no way I am going to try to defend the indefensible.

Carlson’s comments and attitudes about women and girls are in fact disgusting.

One of my biggest problems with other conservatives and with Republicans (I am a former Republican myself) is that they will swear up and down that they are not sexist against women (as Democrats often claim them to be), but then, they will in fact support the most sexist ideas and opinions, and they will spout off the most sexist things.

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• The Right Should Reject Tucker Carlson’s Victimhood Populism by D. French

The Right Should Reject Tucker Carlson’s Victimhood Populism by D. French

I am a conservative – but I am repulsed and amazed at how so many other conservatives minimize or are else blind to the problem of sexism in American culture, and they feign ignorance of what Toxic Masculinity means. Conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson is among those conservatives.

One of my pet peeves with fellow conservatives is how they fault liberal, secular feminists for supposedly maintaining a “victimhood culture” in regards to women, but all the while, the same conservatives making this argument often paint men as being victims.

I’ve blogged on that topic before:

You Say You’re Against Victimhood Culture Yet You Depict All Men As Victims

Here is an editorial by David French addressing conservative Tucker Carlson’s victimhood mentality (Carlson shows a continued failed understanding of what “Toxic Masculinity” means, and he regularly has on his program, as guest commentators, conservative women who bad-mouth liberal feminism and who claim boys and men are under attack in American culture – in other words, Carlson gives air time to the notion that males in the United States are victims who should be pitied and protected):

The Right Should Reject Tucker Carlson’s Victimhood Populism by D. French 

January 2019

Carlson accurately identifies certain maladies, but they are maladies that public policy can’t cure.

Yesterday Tucker Carlson delivered the monologue heard around the conservative world.

He addresses one of the fundamental questions of our time — why, when GDP is rising and America is immensely rich, are so very many of our fellow citizens dying deaths of despair? As he bluntly says, “Anyone who thinks the health of a nation can be summed up in GDP is an idiot.”

He says many true things – that people long for connection with each other, that we can’t separate economics and family life into distinct spheres, and that men suffer from a unique challenge in modern American life.

But he also says false things. He says that manufacturing “all but disappeared over the course of a generation.” It hasn’t. He says, “increasingly, marriage is a luxury only the affluent in America can afford.” Yet a healthy, faithful marriage is often the gateway to affluence. Affluence is not a prerequisite for marriage.

He casts American boys as a generation of burnouts, yet the best evidence shows that marijuana use is only on a slight uptick and is still way down from its highs in the late 1970s and early 1980s. (Some evidence even suggests its use has stabilized in recent years.)

Carlson is advancing a form of victim-politics populism that takes a series of tectonic cultural changes — civil rights, women’s rights, a technological revolution as significant as the industrial revolution, the mass-scale loss of religious faith, the sexual revolution, etc. — and turns the negative or challenging aspects of those changes into an angry tale of what they are doing to you.

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• Anti- ‘Me Too’ Hash Trend Advocates Seeking to Minimize Sexual Harassment Against Women; Tag Was Never About Rape Only – ‘Me Too’ Trend Is Not Suggesting that All Women are Weak, All Men are Sexual Abusers – Me Too Is Not a Witch Hunt

Anti- ‘Me Too’ Hash Trend Advocates Seeking to Minimize Sexual Harassment Against Women; Tag Was Never About Rape Only – ‘Me Too’ Trend Is Not Suggesting that All Women are Weak, All Men are Sexual Abuser – Me Too Is Not a Witch Hunt

Since the advent of the “Me Too” trend on Twitter, which began around October 2017, I’ve seen two or three of the same criticisms directed against it.

One of which is that “Me Too” somehow cheapens or diminishes more “serious” types of sexual harassment. About the only “serious” form I’ve seen raised by “Me Too” critics would be rape.

First of all, the “Me Too” hash trend started in response to the many news stories of workplace sexual harassment that began (but certainly did not end) with movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein not only forcibly performed oral sex on some of his victims, but he also would masturbate in front of them.

The “Me Too” trend was never limited to rape only or intended to be about rape only.

I am stumped as to why many critics of “Me Too” (which unfortunately usually includes my fellow conservatives) keep wanting to insist that “Me Too” only covered rape, or that it should only be used to bring attention to rape.

If that were so, than Alyssa Milano, the actress who re-popularized the use of the Me Too hash on Twitter, should have just renamed it “#Rape” or “#RapeIsBad.”

But addressing the rape of women by men was not the scope of the project. It was never meant to be.

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• You’re At Your Job To Do A Job – Not Flirt And Get Dates – Regarding the Backlash Over the “Me Too” Sexual Harassment Awareness Movement

You’re At Your Job To Do A Job – Not Flirt And Get Dates – Regarding the Backlash Over the “Me Too” Sexual Harassment Awareness Movement


(Part 2: Me Too, Sexual Harassment and the Workplace: Compliment Accomplishments, Not Physical Appearance)

There is so much stupidity or apparent willful ignorance in criticisms of the “Me Too” movement that I can hardly keep up with them all.

One of the several recurrent criticisms of the “Me Too” sexual harassment phenomenon that keeps coming up online or on television news programs are by people who are worried that people no longer feel comfortable flirting in the workplace.

How will people ever get dates or get married if all workplace flirting is verboten, they ask?

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• Tucker Carlson’s Take on the Me Too Movement, Workplace Sexual Harassment, and Interviews with the Psychiatrist and Vegetarian Feminist

Tucker Carlson’s Take on the Me Too Movement, Workplace Sexual Harassment, and Interviews with the Psychiatrist and Vegetarian Feminist

I usually agree with conservative television host Tucker Carlson on most issues, but I don’t share some of his disdain or distrust for all things liberal feminist.

Carlson’s show is aired five days a week, Monday through Friday, on Fox cable network, at 7:00 P.M. central time, which used to be Bill O’Reilly’s time slot, until Fox gave O’Reilly the boot for (–irony— considering what I’m discussing below), numerous sexual harassment allegations against him by women co-workers.

When the “Me Too” movement first hit in October 2017, which was brought about by Farrow’s expose’ on Hillary Clinton and Democratic Party financial backer (and all around gross, disgusting sexist pig) movie producer Harvey Weinstein, Carlson seemed pretty happy to cover Weinstein’s fall.

(I’d like to pause here to say that me, a woman, criticizing a man’s opinions on the topic of sexual harassment does not make me a “misandrist.” I must explain this because there are actually women out there who seem to believe that a woman disagreeing with a man’s opinion about men sexually harassing women qualifies as “misandrist.”)

After the initial fall of Weinstein, though, Carlson has taken a tact on his show of acting as a pearl-clutching concern troll of the “Me Too” sexual harassment Twitter phenomenon.

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• The Conservative (Right Wing) Criteria Required Before Believing Sexual Abuse Victims, As Put Forward by Some Conservatives – A Critique By A Conservative

The Conservative (Right Wing) Criteria Required Before Believing Sexual Abuse Victims, As Put Forward by Some Conservatives – A Critique By A Conservative

I was watching conservative news show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox cable news network on the evening of December 14, 2017, and I wanted to comment on the segment where Carlson interviewed Mark Steyn.

I usually agree with Carlson on many topics (I myself am a conservative), and I usually find Steyn quite amusing.

However, I’m not so sure I am on the same page as Carlson, Steyn, and a few other right wingers on the topic of sexual harassment allegations and how they should be treated or regarded.

On tonight’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson let Steyn discuss the topic of sexual harassment in our culture.

Both gentlemen have expressed concern that women reporting sexual harassment has turned into some kind of “witch hunt” in which innocent men may be accused.

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