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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 09:56 PM

Darla Shine had radio show where she said women in military should expect sexual harassment

Wife of top Trump aide had radio show where she said women in military should expect sexual harassment

https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/11/politics/kfile-darla-shine-radio-show/index.html

Darla Shine, the wife of new White House deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, hosted a radio show in the late 2000s where she once mocked victims of sexual harassment in the military and repeatedly pushed fringe conspiracy theories about vaccines.

CNN's KFile reviewed hours of audio from Darla Shine's radio program after her controversial views came to light. Shine, who long maintained a blog called "Happy Housewives Club" where she featured recipes and tips for cleaning and budgeting and promoted her radio show and book, has faced scrutiny in recent days after Mediaite and Huffington Post reported she had made racially charged comments and spread baseless anti-vaccination conspiracy theories on her now-deleted Twitter account.

Shine pushed her controversial views to a much wider audience and in much more depth on the "Darla Shine Show," a radio broadcast she hosted on the Talk Radio Network in 2008 and 2009 that boasted syndication on 100 radio stations nationwide.
Speaking in August 2009, Shine declared herself a "sexist" and said women serving with men in the military should expect to be sexually harassed.

"And why on earth would you fight to go on the submarine ship for months on end? You know there was just a story with these girls, these women who are upset that they are sexually harassed in the military," Shine said. "What do you think is going to happen when you go on a submarine for 12 months with 4,000 horny soldiers?

"I hate to say it, but it's true. They should not even be allowed. The top military should say, 'No way, you're not allowed.' But you know, the feminists have fought for these rights. It's so stupid. I don't know why anybody would want that."


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Reply Darla Shine had radio show where she said women in military should expect sexual harassment (Original post)
IronLionZion Jul 2018 OP
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mythology Jul 2018 #2
IronLionZion Jul 2018 #3
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LuckyCharms Jul 2018 #4
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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:08 PM

1. I heard a clip of this earlier.

 

WTF is wrong with her?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:32 PM

2. I'm a guy, I've managed to somehow never sexually harass or assault women

 

I don't think I'm particular special. She is a special type of stupid.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:52 AM

3. Maybe it happened to her and she wants others to suffer

Or it's more of an old school "learn your place" kind of attitude

Anti-feminist women have said similar things to discourage women from attending college or taking some manual labor jobs.

On a similar but unrelated note, the violent racial hostility towards H-1Bs has discouraged many US born Indian-Americans from touching the IT field with 10 foot pole.

Although as a society, there are efforts these days to encourage women to consider STEM careers as an option because it was historically discouraged.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:10 AM

6. She might be the kind of repug woman leader who's job it is to say women shouldn't be leaders.

They can do whatever they want, while they live by telling everyone else that everyone else can't do what they want. Like anti gay repug pols who are gay, black repugs who help racist repugs do their thing.

They enforce their 'values' on lesser people, those values aren't ever going to be enforced on them. Some animals are more equal than others.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:06 AM

4. Ms. Shine, it is like this...

The vast majority of men do not sexually assault women, no matter the circumstances. Even when they are "horny".

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:08 AM

5. What would you expect? We know what her husband is and we know what his boss is.

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