A recent Wall Street Journal column is coming under fire for it’s “rape culture” meanderings. James Taranto’s, “Drunkenness and Double Standards.” Riled people up so much that there’s even a petition calling for his firing. Taranto uses classic victim-blaming when he compares rape to “collision” between two drunk drivers.
Now you’d think that a talk show with all women hosts, would rally together and condemn Taranto’s victim-blaming. But nah. When the article was brought up on The View, Whoopi Goldberg sided with Taranto, and even received applause.
“My opinion is, if you don’t want this kind of attention, don’t get poop-faced,” she said. “Do not get poop-faced. Do not become so drunk you don’t know what is happening. When you say ‘x, y, z happened,’ you have no way of proving it. So both parties, if you don’t want the agitation, do not become so drunk you can’t figure out what the hell you’re doing.”
Or how about, don’t be a rapey rapist, Whoopi?
Thankfully Jenny McCarthy came to the rescue:
“I think no means no, period, no matter where you’re at,” she said. McCarthy also said “In college, I went to so many after parties, that does not mean I’m giving an okay to have sex.”
Sherri Shepherd, being herself once again, asked, if “two people are so inebriated and neither one of them — both of them are waking up surprised or remorseful, how does the guy get to say she said no, because he’s not even in his right mind as well?”
Barbara Walters explained that “the point is that he supposedly, because of the different sexes, because he’s the one who is being the perpetrator, or penetrator, okay?
Here’s the video: