A woman Tara Reade, who worked for Joe Biden 30 years ago,came forward recently to accuse him of sexual misconduct. He touched her shoulder or something. Now she suddenly remembered that he did more than that. He groped her vagina!! And she remembered just in time to mess him up before the election. Traumatized all these years, poor dear.
Biden denies that it happened and is releasing all his papers from that time. If she accused him, it should be in the record.
Reade's story should be looked into, but she should also take a polygraph, and her finances should be examined for a pay-off. Trump couldn’t get Biden through his Ukraine efforts and he is desperate. It is obscene that Trump, who grabbed female genitals and bragged about it, who cheated on all three wives, and is still doing that, and has paid prostitutes to stay silent, is being let off the hook and the family man who touched a women’s shoulder is accused of being a sexual predator.
I support women who have been genuinely assaulted, I think they should be heard, and I also think that complaints should be made against all predators, not just those who are prominent and running for office.
The women’s movement is not being well served when a man is falsely accused. It muddies the waters for all the genuine assaults that take place. I also think, that just because you are female and we have been historically ill-treated, dismissed and trashed means that we are not without the bad apples who would lie for money, or to be suddenly celebrities and oh my stars, where might that lead, I hope.Years ago a woman who worked as a secretary to the actor George C. Scott accused him of sexual harassment because in a playful moment, he said he’d like her to have his baby. Well, inappropriate, but hardly rises to the level of being grabbed. This is not someone who is on a track to become an executive in a corporation and her boss is holding her back unless she puts out. This is a two person office and she transcribes letters and gets coffee. She can easily get a similar job or an actually-going-somewhere job. Her life is not ruined.
Having grown up in a culture when being harassed was the norm, I learned how to dodge and weave, and I never considered reporting it. No one would have listened anyway. Forgive me for being impatient with young women who are so fragile, and are maybe being so overprotected that they don’t know genuine harassment when they see it. As a young teen, I dodged drunks in our back alley, I got up and changed seats when a predator who sat next to me in the movies put his hand on my leg.I didn’t report it. And I didn’t obsess about it.
I was maybe 6 yrs. Old, playing in the rubble of a torn down building next to my alley when I was approached by a 50-something waving his penis at me. I had seen little boys nude and I gaped and thought, oh, gosh, does it grow that big? I left him hanging and went home and didn’t tell my mother, because my self preservation told me I would never see MY alley again.