5 Times The View Has Been A Victim-Blaming Sh*t-Show
I don’t watch The View, because if I wanted to sit around listening to a bunch of assholes speak, I’d go to a frat bar. At least then I could jam some Jameson down my gullet to make the nonsense I was hearing more tolerable. I don’t know what I hate more about The View: that it pretends to be pro-woman, or that it is regularly a victim-blaming shit-show. I’ll probably go with the latter.
I used to think the general “jerk vibe” of the show would go down once Elizabeth Hasselbeck left, but it hasn’t. Because Whoopi Goldberg is fucking awful. Yeah, I loved her in Ghost and Sister Act, too – but seriously. Listen to the stuff that regularly comes out of this woman’s mouth. Most recently, she’s siding with Bill Cosby on rape allegations. That 14 women are making up accusations is kind of a reach, Whoopi. I do love Rosie O’Donnell, but I don’t think she’s enough to make the show tolerable.
1. Whoopi has “a lot of questions for the lady.”
Responding to allegations that Bill Cosby is a serial rapist, Goldberg says of one of his victims, “I have a lot of questions for the lady. Hopefully she’ll come on.” You have questions for the victim, not the alleged rapist? Right.
2. It Wasn’t “Rape Rape”
Whoopi Goldberg explains why Roman Polanski isn’t actually a rapist. It wasn’t “rape rape.” Mkay.
3. Woman slapped in viral video “deserved it.”
Yup. All loud women should be slapped, right Whoopi?
4. “If you hit a man, don’t be surprised if he hits back.”
ESPN’s Stephen Smith talks about the horrific Ray Rice video, in which Rice is seen knocking his girlfriend unconscious. Smith says no man should hit a woman, but a woman should avoid provoking men to violence. What? Whoopi totally agrees. “If you hit somebody you can not be sure you are not going to get hit back.” This is where I’ll remind you she’s referencing a video in which a woman is seen being knocked out and dragged, unconscious on the floor. Nice way to break down the intricacies of domestic violence.
5. If I slap a man, he has every right to slap me back.
This time she’s talking about the Jay-Z/ Solange elevator video, where Solange is seen slapping Jay-Z. Whoopi says, “If a woman hits you, you have the right to hit her back.” Nobody saying what Solange did was right. But why is Whoopi always trying to make a case for men who abuse women? Jay-Z didn’t hit Solange back. There is literally no reason for Whoopi to even be making the “hit her back” argument. Ugh.