It was close for a while. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were neck-and-neck in the contest to be the biggest assholes to women. Dark horse candidate John Kasich wasn’t having that bullshit, though.
During a town hall in Watertown, NY this morning, Kasich decided to end that contest for good and all. From CNN:
“[A] first-year student at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, had asked the Ohio governor at a town hall here how he would help her ‘feel safer and more secure regarding sexual violence, harassment and rape’ as president. [….]Kasich jumped in, saying he had advice. ‘Well I would give you, I’d also give you one bit of advice. Don’t go to parties where there’s a lot of alcohol. OK? Don’t do that,’ Kasich said as the audience applauded.”
I’m sure Kasich would’ve also offered other pearl (necklaces) of wisdom had time allowed, like “Don’t use a tampon if you want your virginity to stay intact,” “If you dress like a slut, you’re asking for it,” and “Why are you going to parties if you don’t want a train run on you?” He didn’t say those things, obviously, but don’t they just flow nicely with his actual quote?
Just in case you think this bit of misogyny is a one-time deal, let me give you exhibits A-Z. Like the time he said women “left their kitchens” to get him elected. Or the time he asked a woman at another town hall if she was on a diet in response to a question about government corruption. Not to mention the time he defunded Planned Parenthood in his home state of Ohio.
So no, Kasich didn’t have a little oopsie (which is probably how he describes a woman getting pregnant via rape). He’s in this anti-woman thing for the long fucking haul. Kudos to him, though! He’s got to be good at something right? Because we know winning presidential elections is not one of those skills he possesses. If he doesn’t win this time, though, I’m never letting him out of the kitchen again.