Out of Context Quote: Bernie Sanders didn’t support rape in 1972

Yes, he wrote that. However, in context he is talking about a pathology. He is no more supportive of rape than a doctor is supportive of AIDS. Here is what he writes a few paragraphs later:

Many women seem to be walking a tightrope now. Their qualities of love, openness, and gentleness were too deeply enmeshed with qualities of dependency, subservience, and masochism.

I’d like to thank Dawn Geisler for bringing this meme and article combo to my attention.


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