In case you missed it, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been credibly accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked for him only two years ago. Lindsey Boylan, who served as Cuomo’s Deputy Secretary for Economic Development alleged that the governor harassed her “for years.”
In a post on Twitter, Boylan outlined the treatment she received from Cuomo. “Yes, @NYGovCuomo sexually harassed me for years. Many saw it, and watched,” she wrote. “I could never anticipate what to expect: would I be grilled on my work (which was very good) or harassed about my looks. Or would it be both in the same conversation? This was the way for years.”
My first experience of workplace sexual harassment was when my mom got her first real office job after graduating from college when I was in high school.
She was so excited to be taken “seriously.” Her bossed isolated her and kissed her. She never had that type of job again.
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) December 13, 2020
I believe Lindsey Boylan.
I believe her accusations not because I’m brave enough to stand up for women in the most sexist country on Earth, but because I have decided to follow the left’s lead when it comes to responding to women claiming to have been sexually harassed or assaulted. No, I’m not talking about the whole “believe all women” trope. We have already seen that the left does not believe all women who make accusations of sexual impropriety. Even on Boylan’s tweet, a significant number of users who lean left were casting doubt on her story.
When I say I’m following the left’s lead on sexual harassment allegations, I’m saying that I will only believe these accusations if they benefit me politically. If it gives me a chance to virtue signal about my support for women, that’s a bonus. Since Cuomo is a far-leftist, I choose to believe that he has sexually harassed Boylan and a host of other women who made similar claims. Hell, I’ll believe pretty much any accusation against him because he does not agree with me politically.
I don’t need evidence. I don’t need to assume that Cuomo is “innocent until proven guilty.” I wouldn’t care if Boylan later confessed publicly that she made the whole thing up. If it hurts someone on the left, I will choose to believe the allegations no matter what because political expediency is far more important than protecting victims of sexual harassment or assault. After all, isn’t that the example that Democrats and activists working in the establishment media have set?
Look at how the left handled the false allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, for example. Despite the fact that Christine Blasey Ford’s story had holes the size of the Grand Canyon, the Democrats insisted that we must believe her. Even when leftists drummed up other fake stories alleging that Kavanaugh acted inappropriately, we were told not to believe our lying eyes or use our brains. We were supposed to just believe it.
But even more importantly, we must consider how the Democrats and left-wing activist organizations like CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC, and other outlets handled the rape allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Biden’s running mate, originally stated that she believed his accuser — when she was still seeking the Democratic nomination for president. Now, it is unknown whether or not she still believes Biden is a rapist because the media won’t ask her about it.
But even more telling was the fact that feminist leaders, who pretend to care about women for political gain, were quite honest in their intentions. Many stated that they believe Biden is a rapist but planned to vote for him anyway. A tweet from noted feminist Lisa Bloom summed it up quite nicely:
I believe you, Tara Reade.
You have people who remember you told them about this decades ago.
We know he is "handsy."
You're not asking for $.
You've obviously struggled mightily with this.
I still have to fight Trump, so I will still support Joe.
But I believe you. And I'm sorry https://t.co/eMUBrkkVFE
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) May 1, 2020
So, I believe Lindsey Boylan. I MUST believe Lindsey Boylan. And so must you, dear reader (if you’re a conservative). The left has taught us that rape and sexual harassment are less important than politics, and while I cringe at the thought of being reactionary and following their lead, I am willing to make an exception in this case because it hurts a prominent figure on the left, and that is all that matters.
Remember, allegations of sexual impropriety are important. Protecting women is also essential. But it is important to note that the political affiliation of the accused is most critical when looking at these stories. Let’s make sure we keep our priorities in order.
Let me know what you think in the comments below!