Fox News says teen girls who are sexually assaulted ‘provoked’ harassment



Keith Ablow is technically a licensed doctor, and is the resident “Medical A-Team” talking head on Fox News.  While hosting on Fox’s show “Outnumbered” Ablow was discussing the decision of an Illinois school to ban female students from wearing leggings.  Apparently Dr. Ablow condones male students harassing female students if the male students feel sexually aroused by the sight of a female student wearing leggings:

You cannot come in with leggings. Because my son wants to learn and the truth is it is distracting. And it is kind of inappropriate because when did we decide as a culture that tights would become an overgarment instead of an undergarment. The reason we’re doing that is because girls are in a panic to be more and more sexual because we’ve taken all the restraint away from femininity. We’ve made girls into boys.

Ablow continued in his tirade:

I don’t know that we can restrain boys from being boys. So the long stare, the offhand comment, you have to , what do you do, excuse it? Because it was certainly provoked. And I think girls put themselves in the line of fire that way.

Indeed.  Dr. Ablow muses, “when did we decide as a culture” as if there is an answer that question.  I have a question to ask that will never be answered either, as we as a culture have clearly decided it is ok to ask rhetorical questions about culture which no person can answer.  When did we decide as a culture that individuals that drool from their mouths like Dr. Ablow would be allowed on television?  As much as he decries that his son ‘wants to learn’, and based on the example his father gives there is certainly no doubt about that, just what lesson is Dr. Ablow sending to younger generations?  That harassing females is acceptable if the harasser finds them attractive?  That personal responsibility for males ends if they see a person they are attracted towards?

Leave it to Fox to air the opinions of pundits that believe if a female is visually, verbally, or physically harassed based upon their appearance that the female ‘provoked’ the altercation.