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Princeton Mom Thinks Rape Can Be Stopped With Good Manners, Also She Is The Worst

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To address someone as Princeton Mom is to assume said person is smart. After all, her moniker is mash-up of an Ivy league school that counts Michelle Obama and Jeff Bezos as alum. Surely she has a brain that functions. Alas, Princeton Mom is a raging idiot, who most recently demonstrated her stupidity on Fox News (naturally) where she claimed that rape could be prevented if we only taught manners in school instead of sex-positive education.

I’ll pause here to let you head-desk for a few seconds.

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Princeton Mom (real name Susan Patton) and the wonderfully sane and sharp Alexis McGill Johnson if kindergartners should be taught about consent considering staggering rape statistics, particularly the CDC report which says 42.2% of rape victims are under the age of 18. Johnson sagely suggests that there are ways to teach young kids about boundaries and private parts at an early age. “It is important to empower young girls to have ownership over their bodies,” she says. YAS GURL.

Enter Princeton Mom, who accuses those numbers of being bogus, even though THEY AREN’T. “We’ll firstly the 42 percent statistic that you’re quoting, I’m questioning that to begin with. Is that really rape?”

This idiot makes The Bachelor look like a rocket scientist.

She continues, stupidity pouring out of her mouth.

“I think the numbers that have been thrown around as to the frequency with which rape and sexual assault occurs have come into question, and have been debunked in a of number platforms…I think it’s a huge exaggeration, a reckless exaggeration of what actual rape statistics are or what actual sexual assault statistics are.”

She then declares sexual education for kindergartners “absurd,” because she cannot seem to grasp that children would be taught age-appropriate content with a kid-friendly title. She blabs on:

“I think what we’re talking about here is body awareness or bullying or verbal harassment or recognize what somebody else’s space is and don’t violate it and don’t touch it, and keep your hands to yourself,” she continued. “This isn’t sex ed, these are manners.”

 

“And just like I don’t think sex ed belongs in school — we shouldn’t be teaching sex ed in school, that’s something parents should be teaching their children — manners, which is really what we’re talking about here. Keep your hands to yourself, don’t be bullying anybody, you don’t touch somebody, you don’t want them to touch you, you tell them not to. Again, this is manners, this isn’t sex ed… And even that should be taught at home.”

What’s crazy here is that she’s basically arguing in favor of the proposed sex education for kindergartners, she’s just worked up about what it’s called. What Princeton Mom calls “manners” other people might call “teaching young kids about consent, boundaries and body positivity.”

So to be clear, Princeton Mom thinks that rape statistics provided by the Center for Disease Control are bogus for no clear reason other than her alien brain believes them false. She is offended by the idea of teaching kids about body awareness and consent except that she’s not. And she thinks that teaching kids good manners can prevent sexual assault.

The real shame here is not just that this woman is spewing harmful garbage based in zero reality – it’s that TV producers give her a platform to do so. On twitter she describes herself as “Author, Speaker, Executive Coach, Human Resources Consultant.” She is not an expert in education, sexual assault or rape and yet she continues to be put on TV spewing inaccurate information about these things. This is the craziest thing of all.

Here’s the whole video, in case you want to cringe forever:

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