Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was asked if he knew about the wildly predatory environment of the IMF. His answer is, I think, sickening because he won’t say he didn’t know about it -which meant he did but then he offers up some kind of feminist claptrap that he can’t judge it because he’s a man.
What?! A man can’t judge a predatory environment. Only a womman can? And that’s supposed to be some kind of compliment to women? Wow, some hero this Geithner is. Men are hounding women and taking advantage of their power but Timmy boy turns a blind eye saying he can’t judge because he’s not a woman. What a jerk.
Gabriel Malor writes:
He says “this is a hard question to ask a man.” Except, it’s not a hard question, for a man or for anyone. “Were you aware of the culture of rape at IMF” has two possible answers: “yes, I noticed” or “no, I just didn’t see it.”
But, of course, he can’t say either because if he saw abuse then the follow-up question is going to be why he didn’t do anything about it. And if he didn’t notice what was apparently quite obvious, which he specifically says he’s not saying, then the question is: is he unobservant, stupid, or lying?
God bless YouTube, because he picks a nuanced third way and he’s really just a stupendous troglodyte:
This whole thing about men not being able to judge things because only a woman could is prevalent with the abortion debate too. Men who want to punt on the issue of life say they can’t have an opinion because they’re not women.
Interestingly, abortion also allows for the predation of women.
It seems to me that this faux feminism is the last refuge of the scoundrel. Here’s the thing Timmy boy -a real man stands up for women when they need standing up for. I’m not saying a woman can’t stand up for herself but a man turning a blind eye to a predator isn’t a man. He’s a coward.