Donna Karan sets feminism back 50 years

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from Rush Limbaugh,

Rush: Here’s Donna Karan. Donna Karan’s a good friend of Barbra Streisand. I’m just gossiping here throwing out things that I know. She started the Donna Karan clothing line, DKNY.

She had a statement last night. She was at some fashion film awards event and she spoke with reporters about allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein. She basically said — now, this is a woman that designs clothes for women to wear, and she said, is it maybe our fault? Is it maybe the women’s fault, these women dressing too sensually, too sexy? Here’s how she responded.

KARAN: I think we have to look at ourselves, how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it, you know, by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality, you know? And what are we throwing out to our children today?

RUSH: Holy cliche Batman, for crying out loud, do you realize how this sets back the movement of the feminazis? This is the kind of thing that in the early days of this that men would offer as a defense, “Hey, look at the way they’re presenting themselves to me. They’re coming in here, they’re scantily clad. They’re showing off things. They’re walking seductively. They want it!”

Remember guys would say that? And remember how they were raked over the coals for being insensitive and disrespectful? Here comes Donna Karan, who is the generation of Streisand so she’d be, what, about 95 now, and she’s echoing these sentiments. Blame the women. Blame the victim. I’m surprised it took hours for her to walk this back. But it did. Now, we have another sound bite here from the same event she was at, this fashion film awards event, dinner, whatever it was, she continued speaking.

KARAN: I don’t think it’s only Harvey Weinstein. I don’t think we’re only looking at him. I think we’re looking at a world much deeper than that.

RUSH: Deeper?

KARAN: He’s being looked at right now, you know, as a symbol, not necessarily as him. I know his wife. I think they’re wonderful people. Uhhh, Harvey’s done some amazing things. I think we have to look at our world and what we want to say and how we want to say it as well. It’s not Harvey Weinstein! You look at everything all over the world today, y’know, and how women are dressing and, y’know, what they’re asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble!

RUSH: They’re wearing her clothes! She designs the clothes that these women wear. She now says they’re asking for trouble. They’re presenting themselves the way they do, and that’s asking for trouble. This is before she walked it back. You talk about tone-deaf? You talk about being not connected to the present? This is… I read this last night and I said, “Somebody has to be amplifying this a little bit. Nobody could be this…” Particularly on the left. I mean, Donna Karan is as loyal a leftist as you will find anywhere.

She can’t explain much of it, but she’s there, and she believes it. She doesn’t know why. (She’s one of those.) It’s just the thing to be, given the business and industries that she is in. But this kind of boggles the mind. So now she’s walked it back after the predictable uproar and is claiming that she was taken out of context. She just was taken out of context there. Well, it’s hard to know what the right context would be. But the U.K. Daily Mail was all over this. “Donna Karan Comes to Harvey Weinstein’s DEFENSE Suggesting His Victims May Have Been ‘Asking for It.’”

Donna Karan sorry after comments praising Harvey Weinstein

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