Democrat Marcy Kaptur opens That Door on women who dress like tramps

American Thinker; Democrat Marcy Kaptur horrified her fellow Democrats by suggesting that women’s clothing has a lot to do with how they can expect to get treated.  Sounds like common sense, except that she said it during a great shakeout of sexual harassers in positions of power, and in front of politically correct leftists, who said they were “aghast.”

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Marcy, Marcy, Marcy.

Let’s unpack this.

The most significant thing here about this political blunder is that it was made by a woman.  And she’s not the first.  Lefty designer Donna Karan made the same kind of remark when the news of the Harvey Weinstein scandal first broke, wondering if some women are dressing for “trouble.”  She walked back that one pronto.  And now Kaptur has walked back the remarks, too.  Politico reports:

In a statement to POLITICO later Wednesday, Kaptur said she never meant to suggest that women are to blame for harassment they experience.

“When I was first elected to Congress my office and I became a refuge for female staffers who had been mistreated by their bosses. Some of them in tears many days. It is something I carry with me to this day and something I brought up during our Caucus meeting,” she said. “Under no circumstances is it the victim’s fault if they are harassed in any way. I shared the stories from my time here in the context of the ‘Me Too’ legislation and how we can elevate the decorum and the dress code to protect women from what is a pervasive problem here and in society at large.”

Yes, it’s easy to imagine she is a hypocrite, as the “aghast” lefties who heard the remarks will undoubtedly say.  But what Kaptur alluded to was that sometimes, a sort of sexual harassment in reverse goes on, when women dress to sell their “assets” instead of their competence, to men, of course, in a bid to get ahead.  When someone shows up with boobs on display at the office, it’s not her brains she’s selling.

Other women see that and get disgusted.  Can someone like Kaptur, who dresses professionally and is 71, “compete” with that?  This explains why Kaptur noticed this aspect of the problem.  It’s not all that different from bare-breasted women of Papua New Guinea who cover up when other women who are covered up show up.  Women are competitive.  read more 

17 Comments on Democrat Marcy Kaptur opens That Door on women who dress like tramps

  1. Matt Damon is the latest to get into hot water.

    The reality is that sex is critical for our species to survive. And mating – to take it to an animal level – is largely based upon competition. And for humans a lot of that competition is looking attractive, which involves dressing and acting to show off one’s ‘assets’, male or female. Of course some parties lack the self-control necessary for a proper response to such showing off or due to lack of self-confidence try to force others to like them/do things to them. That is an inescapable part of the equation – not that anyone should ever consider violence against any person, particularly a defenseless one, to be acceptable.

    Now I have made permanent my inability to run for office, ever. 🙂

  2. What I knew would eventually surface – breaking KS Dem female is dropping out of a race, she harassed, demoted and eventually terminated a male that rejected her sexual advances. And just when the Dems thought they had the moral high ground and were going to skate through 2018 and 2020 running females.

  3. When my daughter was a teen and went through a phase of wanting to dress in a way that was inappropriate, I told her if you dressed like a skank then people would believe you are a skank. That’s just a fact of life and may not be PC now but it falls into the same category as, “birds of a feather flock together.” I taught my children that as well, if you run with certain people, then people will assume you’re the same type of person.

    I’ve always loved the women who wear push-up bras and shirts cut down to their navel who whine that men won’t look them in the eye. No shit!!!!

  4. I decided to re-watch “Nine To Five” with Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda (I know, I know!). Doesn’t seem like we’ve made much “progress” since the film was made! But I bet that if more predatory bosses were roped up like the Dabney Coleman character, there would be more civilized behavior in the office and elsewhere. Dolly Parton, bless her heart, really set the standard for how to treat rapacious overseers, IMHO. Gosh, that movie still cracks me up! Watch it again, folks. See how the three ladies are represented in that movie–clothing, attitudes, behavior, culpability, executive authority.

  5. Actually, she’s right. If a woman insists on wearing provocative and revealing clothing, then she has no right to complain when men look at or hit on her. BUT, while men can look at and hit on her, they have no right to touch or use aggressively suggestive language to them. Both sides in this have to understand that there are limits to what is acceptable, women especially, since they are the ones who are dressing to attract attention.

  6. The “problem” is “pervasive”?

    Womyn are free to do as the please. You’re not the boss of them.

    “[D]ecorum” and a “dress code” will “protect women from what is a pervasive problem”?

    And… drum roll please

    “Under no circumstances is it the victim’s fault if they are harassed in any way.”?

  7. I am a very observant and conscientious male.

    If a woman goes to the trouble of showing some skin, preferably titties, I make it a point to look. I sure wouldn’t want them to think they’ve wasted their time.

    I’m nice like that.

  8. “When I was first elected to Congress my office and I became a refuge for female staffers who had been mistreated by their bosses.”

    Please define ‘mistreated.’ Was this physical abuse or your boss expecting you to do the same work as your male counterparts.

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