Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to speak about “empowering women and girls” with one of the people who sparked the beginnings of the #MeToo movement.
Kamala Harris will be joined by former President Bill Clinton, who helped usher in the #MeToo era. Not because of something he did to empower women but because he admitted to having an affair in the Oval Office.
The event will take place virtually with college students on Friday and will be hosted by Howard University according to Fox.
Both Vice President Kamala Harris and Former President Bill Clinton are rather odd choices for the speaking slot, mainly due to their past history in politics
Kamala Harris is the first female Vice President however there still lingers allegations of past sexual misconduct during her time as a prosecutor. Newsweek reports that Harris’s personal trainer alleged that the trainer and Harris may have had “an extensive sexual relationship” prior to her bid for President.
Here’s some more interesting information:
Wohl claims he was just handed a cease and desist order from Harris' campaign RIGHT as the accuser, Shawn Newldass, began making wild accusations about being paid for sex. pic.twitter.com/XbQDhr1Xp9
— Ramsey Touchberry (@ramsberry1) October 9, 2019
She has also recently remained quiet about sexual harassment allegations against Governor Andrew Cuomo, while she was quite vocal about her opposition against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Many have called her silence on Cuomo, completely hypocritical. If you believe a republican’s accuser with no evidence but won’t believe the many accusers coming out with evidence against Cuomo, maybe you shouldn’t be speaking about empowering women…
For many reasons, Bill Clinton is also certainly the WRONG choice to speak on empowering women. Clinton, who has led a life of belittling women is most famous for having an affair in the Oval Office, but his story is much deeper than that.
Clinton was famously sexually involved with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, an issue for which he was impeached. Not only was it bad that he had an affair in the Oval Office BUT it is also worth noting that Monica Lewinsky was incredibly young as a White House intern.
For Clinton to use his ‘power’ and influence on a 22-year-old, impressionable intern is almost the farthest thing from empowering women.
“He was my boss. He was the most powerful man on the planet. He was 27 years my senior, with enough life experience to know better. He was, at the time, at the pinnacle of his career, while I was in my first job out of college,” Lewinsky famously said.
The Former President also has some other serious sexual harassment allegations against him. Other than the Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton has been accused of unwanted touching, groping, rape in more by various women (some of which settled for a sum of money in exchange for silence in court).
Needless to say, these aren’t the biggest Women’s rights activists out there.
The conversation that will take place will be held on “empowering women and girls in the U.S. and around the world” and encouraging the youth to “take action on pressing challenges in their communities.”
Certainly, Howard University could have found several qualified people in politics and out of politics to speak on this important issue. They seem to have chosen stature over substance by picking two of the least qualified people to talk about women.
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