Have you not been watching the news this year? Have you not seen the photos of the many cringing women as he leers over them? Google “Creepy Biden” for a reminder. Thinking that women are on earth for your enjoyment is not incompatible with not wanting them to be hurt by violent men.

https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-allegations-women-2020-campaign-2019-6

Eight women have accused Biden of touching them inappropriately or invading their personal space in ways that made them feel uncomfortable. None of them said Biden’s behavior amounted to sexual harassment or assault.

Biden released a two-minute video after the initial allegations came out, but he was criticized for giving what critics deemed a “non-apology apology,” in which he said he would try to do better moving forward. He later said he’s “not sorry for anything that I’ve ever done.”

The Delaware Democrat was further criticized for repeatedly making light of the allegations, and for commenting on the physical appearance of young girls he’s met on the 2020 campaign trail in recent weeks.

And how about the racial comments, including the one about Obama? I’m not saying he’s a horrible person. I’m simply saying that he represents a time when this kind of stratified behavior was expected and accepted from people in his position on the dominance hierarchy.

“He emphasized that he wants to connect with people and, of course, that’s important,” she said. “But again, all of our interactions and friendships are a two-way street … Too often it doesn’t matter how the woman feels about it or they just assume that they’re fine with it.”

In other words, he feels entitled to do that. The entitlement is the problem.

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