Feminist Doesn’t Care if False Accusations Get Men Fired
Fox News host Tucker Carlson brought on a feminist journalist Monday to discuss recent comments made by Teen Vogue columnist Emily Lindin, who said she had no issues with men losing their jobs over false sexual assault allegations.
“Here’s an unpopular opinion: I’m not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations,” Lindin tweeted last week.
“First, false allegations VERY rarely happen, so even bringing it up borders on a derailment tactic,” Lindin continued. “It’s a microscopic risk in comparison to the issue at hand (worldwide, systemic oppression of half the population).”
“If some innocent men’s reputation have to take a hit in the process of undoing the patriarchy, that is a price I am absolutely willing to pay,” she added.
Carlson started the segment by detailing a story of his own, where he was accused of sexual misconduct but was able to have his name cleared.
Then, since Lindin refused to come onto Carlson’s show to defend her views, the Fox News host brought on fellow Teen Vogue journalist Cathy Areu instead.
“This woman seems to be serious by saying it doesn’t matter that all men are guilty by virtue of being men,” Carlson said. “That’s the opposite of justice — that’s collective punishment.”
Areu attempted to rephrase Lindin’s argument, saying her point was that the pain falsely accused men go through is “microscopic compared to what women have been through.”
Areu then brought up witch trials as historical proof that men have never faced persecution by virtue of being men like women have.
“You mention witch hunts — there are no warlock hunts, there were never any wizard hunts,” Areu said. “Women are often the ones who are persecuted in the mobs you were talking about — the mobs are usually the men that are burning innocent women at the stake.”
“So women are usually the ones that suffer much more than men, which is what I think Emily Lindin was trying to say,” Areu claimed.
Areu is incorrect in stating women were the only victims of historical witch hunts. At least six men were among the 24 “witches” wrongfully convicted and executed during the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, according to ThoughtCo.
Areu reiterated her stance, saying Lindin was saying false accusations of sexual assault against men “would be wrong, but microscopic in the sense that what happens to women and women’s reputations is so much worse than what would happen to a man’s reputation. Women’s reputations are destroyed constantly on a daily basis.”
“So facts don’t really matter?” Carlson responded. “So, in other words, she’s saying you should respect me when I make the case that facts don’t really matter? Cause that’s what she saying.”
“Well maybe she’s trying to say let’s level the playing field, and men are finally feeling the pain that women have felt for a long time, for centuries,” Areu said.
“Well, social injustice is not okay, but she’s saying it happens to women all of the time,” she later added. “So men are finally getting a taste of it, women are finally getting a little bit of power. Now men are starting to feel a little bit of the pain, welcome to our club.”