Ever since Harvey Weinstein saw his Hollywood star fall, sexual allegations have become one of the most discussed topics in America.
It hasn’t just been celebrities on the big screen, though. It’s been people in the media and those in public office, too.
Bristol Palin has been paying close attention to the numerous reports. But she feels like there has been a double standard when it comes to her family.
On Friday, she spilled the details in a blog post.
“What we need to look at is a real TRUE standard that needs to be set. But here’s a question,” Palin wrote, “How do we pick and choose whom to hold accountable? Why aren’t we looking at all of the sexual harassment?”
She continued, “Why are some things ‘just a joke’ for some, and serious offenses for others? The solution is to come together and treat sexual harassment the same, no matter what side of the aisle you may be on.”
Then Palin shared a few stories about people who have made crude comments or unwanted advances towards her family.
First, Palin called out Fox News’s Chris Wallace.
“When Chris Wallace was asked if my Mom would be sitting in his lap for an interview, he responded, ‘One can only hope.’ Did Wallace receive any consequences for this kind of sexual harassment? None. No one at Fox radio batted an eye with his violent misogynist rant – in fact, he’s still celebrated,” she said.
Her next target, famed comedian David Letterman.
Then, there was this. David Letterman “joked” about my 14-year-old sister getting knocked up by Alex Rodriguez at a Yankees game in 2009 – also saying the biggest problem my parents would have in New York would be keeping Elliot Spitzer away from my sister – Elliot Spitzer, if you don’t recall, was New York’s governor in 2008, a man who had to resign in the midst of a scandal concerning his solicitation of prostitutes.
I’m glad that suddenly Hollywood is taking rape more seriously. Good for them. But what consequence did Letterman receive for joking about the rape of an underage girl?
Yet, she still had more big names to go after.
“Then, there’s Azeala Banks. This rapper’s Twitter account remained OPEN after these tweets about my mom just in 2016: ‘Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headf**ked by a big veiny, ashy, black dick then be locked in a cupboard.’” Palin reemphasized that nothing happened to Banks’s Twitter account following her loathsome remarks.
Palin shared the details about what Mike Tyson said about her mother.
Tyson was asked if he’d vote for my mom for allegedly being “open to having sex with black men.” He can’t vote, of course, being a felon, but he said my mom “could always get boned out by a black person, a vote to bang her. Other than a vote to run office, the only thing she can do … she’s not a bad person because she likes black people at least in her.”
She also made it clear that she doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her family and said that, “This isn’t a ‘Poor Palin Pity Party,’ I’m trying to point out a very real issue – as a society, we cannot have double standards on sexual issues. We won’t fix it until victims of all political stripes are treated with respect and dignity!”