Conservative columnist Diana West claimed in an interview with the Center for Security Policy’s Frank Gaffney this week that feminism helps lead to sexual violence because it means that women are no longer “prized and defended.”
Apparently referring to a horrific case in Rotherham, England, where authorities turned a blind eye for years to a sexual exploitation network run by five men of Pakistani heritage, West warned of “Muslim rape gangs in the United Kingdom” and immigrant “street crime” in rest of Europe, which she naturally blamed partly on feminism.
“If young girls, if young women are not prized and defended by a civilization, there is no civilization,” she said. “And it’s one of those things that we can say has come under attrition through feminism, through all manner of desensitization, through pornification —”
“To say nothing of political correctness,” Gaffney interjected.
“When Donald Trump talks about cherishing women, I think that’s a beautiful phrase,” West added.
Gaffney, of course, blamed immigration for the whole thing, which he said is the “president’s determined hope here as well.”