The left loved Eric Schneiderman, especially feminists. He was the attorney general for New York, until last night:
Four Women Accuse New York’s Attorney General of Physical Abuse Eric Schneiderman has raised his profile as a voice against sexual misconduct. Now, after suing Harvey Weinstein, he faces a #MeToo reckoning of his own.
That's right: Schneiderman isn’t just a super feminist and abortion activist. He was showily suing Harvey Weinstein, making himself the hero of the #MeToo story.
"[Four] women with whom he has had romantic relationships or encounters (...) accuse Schneiderman of having subjected them to nonconsensual physical violence. (...) They allege that he repeatedly hit them, often after drinking, frequently in bed and never with their consent."
These are prominent, credible, successful women. They’re not suing, or trying to shake him down. They’re not like Stormy Daniels, milking the celebrity, cashing in. They’re just fed up by the hypocrisy.
Listen to what some of the victim’s friends told her:
"After the former girlfriend ended the relationship, she told several friends about the abuse. A number of them advised her to keep the story to herself, arguing that Schneiderman was too valuable a politician for the Democrats to lose.”
Do you doubt Bill Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and the rest of them said exactly the same thing?
(It wasn’t until the seventh paragraph that Schneiderman was identified as a Democrat, of course.)
But now let me tell you a story from Canada:
Christine Moore, is an NDP member of Parliament from Quebec, who also keeps complaining about sexual harassment, to the extent of getting at least one male MP kicked out of Parliament.
Today there was a truly remarkable story in the CBC by one of the few independent thinkers over there, Neil Macdonald.
It's about Glen Kirkland, a soldier in Afghanistan who was ambushed by the Taliban in 2008. Three of his fellow soldiers died, and he nearly died too. The attack left "his pancreas smashed, his vision and hearing impaired and his mind badly injured. (To this day, shrapnel he took in the rocket attack works its way to his skin's surface.)"
Kirkland later testified before the House of Commons standing committee on defence, about his treatment by the military following his injuries. Then, Macdonald reports:
As the committee dispersed, committee member Christine Moore handed him her card, asking him to come to her office for further discussions. (...) Kirkland says when he arrived at Moore's office, she offered him gin, and persisted even after he told her he was taking antidepressants and painkillers, and was not supposed to be drinking. "She's a nurse," he says, "and I thought I suppose if she's a nurse and says it's OK, it is."
There were a few more drinks, and it became clear Moore's intentions went beyond a professional interest in his case. That night, he says, she "followed" him back to his hotel, where he says she spent the night. "Look, I'm not crying rape," says Kirkland, who is now a Realtor in Brandon. (...) But what she did was inappropriate. Was I a willing participant? I guess it depends on your definition of willing. There was a power imbalance. There was a level of authority there.”
Sorry, that’s a predator.
How many times has this MP, Christine Moore, done this? I asked her. I’ll let you know if she answers.
Today, the NDP kicked her out of caucus.
Eric Schneiderman and Christine Moore. Two sides of the same feminist coin...
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