Monday, April 08, 2019

AMERICAN SOCIETY - The Biden Controversy

TO BE UP FRONT:  The #MeToo movement has gone too far on this issue, especially since he behaves the same way with men.  If you cannot accept that a friendly, non-sexual, hug or kiss is offensive, that is YOUR problem.  And is says more about your narrow attitude than Biden's behavior.

"What Biden controversy could mean for a potential campaign" PBS NewsHour 4/1/2019


SUMMARY:  Although he has yet to declare whether he will launch a 2020 presidential campaign, former Vice President Joe Biden is facing a controversy that could potentially derail it.  Two women have revealed past interactions with Biden in which his behavior made them uncomfortable; one of them, Lucy Flores, calls the experience “disqualifying” of Biden as a candidate.  Lisa Desjardins reports.

"What controversy around Biden’s behavior says about shifting social norms" PBS NewsHour 4/3/2019


SUMMARY:  The past behavior of former Vice President Joe Biden toward women has sparked conversation around the boundaries governing physical contact and consent.  Biden has said that norms have evolved since he entered the public sphere.  To discuss how that may be true, Judy Woodruff turns to New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister, The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, and Harvard University's Frank Dobbin.

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