The #MeToo movement indicates inclusion in a group claiming to be victims of sexual harassment and abuse. For some, the movement is a relief. For others, its a bit overused. For former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the #MeToo movement is “a good thing,” but only if American’s are careful.
“Let’s not turn women into snowflakes. Let’s not infantilize women,” Rice said during an interview with CNN’s David Axelrod on “The Axe Files.”
During the appearance, which will air on Saturday night, Rice said she fears polite society might get to a place where men prefer not to interact with women, for fear of being accused.
Rice reportedly said the movement may push America “to a place that men start to think, ‘Well, maybe it’s just better not to have women around.’ I’ve heard a little bit of that. And it, it worries me.”
From CNN Politics:
Rice, the first African-American woman to become secretary of state, was careful to emphasize that she didn’t want to “belittle” women who have shared their stories of sexual harassment “because we’re all different.”
Asked by Axelrod if she had ever been a victim of harassment, Rice said she’d “certainly had people say inappropriate things.”
“I’ve certainly had people suggest that maybe we should just go out — and you know — and situations in which it was somebody more senior than I,” she said.
“I’ve never had anyone do anything that I would consider assault. But I don’t know a woman alive who hasn’t had somebody say or do something that was inappropriate at best and aggressive at worst,” she added.
Watch a clip containing Rice’s comments HERE.