Sense or Nonsense

The allegation: Bernie Sanders published a “rape-fantasy essay”.

The decision:  Nonsense.  Unless Sanders contributed to Penthouse forum under an assumed name, he did not publicize a rape-fantasy.

Analysis: This right-wing smear derives from a rambling inchoate essay Bernie wrote for the Vermont Freeman – an alternative magazine – in 1972.   In the essay Sanders writes about two individuals who have fantasies:

“A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy.  A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.”

“A woman enjoys intercourse with her man – as she fantasizes about being raped by three men simultaneously.”

Sanders is obviously not writing to titillate or to excite.  He is simply describing the reality of life for many men and perhaps most women.

If conservatives want to bash a well-known politico for publishing pornographic descriptions of forced sex, they should go after Bill O’Reilly.

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One Response to Sense or Nonsense

  1. Shade says:

    If Hillary is smart, she will steer clear of this and let others not directly tied to her make hay. But HRC does have a self-destructive streak when she gets mad & at some point she will likely say too much herself.

    Why? Because Bernie does have a comeback – though I suspect he is too nice even to let his people use it. As Trump pointed out, Hillary has a history of enabling her man to actually commit sexual wrongdoings. Besides what most of already know, look up Bill’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein.

    About the only thing that could hurt Bernie worse than this essay would be if op research found he previously called for an immediate $10/gal tax on gas with the proceeds of the tax being pro rata refunded. Thank God nobody is going to find that in the archives! LOL

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