A Congresswoman thinks Harvey Weinstein’s rape victims might have been inviting the alleged sexual abuse.
This is not a satire story from The Onion. This is real.
A Democratic congresswoman suggested in a local TV interview that women bear a certain “responsibility” when it comes to sexual harassment, saying their attire and behavior can be “inviting.”
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas in an interview with NBC 5, ‘went there’ when asked to respond to the scandal over disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. She said that she was “disappointed” in the man who supported many of her Democratic colleagues, but that women should be mindful how they appear.
“I grew up in a time when it was as much the woman’s responsibility as it was a man’s – how you were dressed, what your behavior was,” Johnson said. “I’m from the old school that you can have behaviors that appear inviting. It can be interpreted as such. That’s the responsibility, I think, of the female.”
Johnson, a 13-term congresswoman and former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, added that men have a “responsibility to be professional themselves.”
“I think we also need to start talking about the power that women have to control the situation. There’s law enforcement, you can refuse to cooperate with that kind of behavior,” Johnson said. “I think that many times, men get away with this because they are allowed to get away with it by the women.” – READ MORE[contentcards url=”http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/19/dem-rep-on-weinstein-scandal-women-have-responsibility-to-watch-their-attire-and-behavior.html” target=”_blank”]