Following Harvey Weinstein allegations of sexual harassment, the victim namedropping just continued growing.
As of late, Democratic Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) faced allegations for groping and kissing a model and news anchor Leeann Tweeden back in the day. Not to make matters worse, but once an infamous photo of him surfaced in the media, there was no real turning back for Franken from that point on.
Now, Republican Sarah Palin paid a visit to Capitol Hill Thursday, where she was asked, “Have you ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace as an ambitious woman in public life?”
This was her response:
“You know, I think a whole lot people know that I’m probably packing — so, I don’t think there’s a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me.
And I don’t mean to be lighthearted about it, because it’s a serious issue. It really stinks for women in the workplace that, for too long, men have thought that they can get away with kind of being that old-school, thinking that it’s OK to belittle and harass women, in general.
So though floodgates are really open right now that could lead to a lot of false accusations that really harm an innocent person.”
Take a look:
Palin’s statement comes with the newly composed #MeToo hashtag, used by celebrities to announce a sexual harassment experience of their own.
This hashtag is also intended for women who are likely to carry concealed guns to protect themselves.