Katie Hill and the Mythical Double Standard

Katie Hill and the Mythical Double Standard

Katie Hill and the Mythical Double Standard

Congresswoman Katie Hill resigned this week after a defiant speech to Congress condemning an alleged “double standard” that pushed her out of office. In her official statement, Hill blamed her “abusive husband” and “hateful political operatives” for what she describes as a “smear campaign” against her.

In a final floor speech, Hill complained about the “double standard” that forced her out, rather than her own inappropriate, odious behavior.

Double standard? This has got to be some kind of joke!

What double standard?

Duncan Hunter – accused of affairs before House ethics rules were changed to define relationships between members and congressional staffers as misconduct – is still in office, but has been stripped of all committee assignments and is facing a federal indictment on all sorts of charges.

Al Franken was basically pressured to resign after several groping incidents, which he claims he does not remember. He certainly did not have affairs with his staffers!

Pat Meehan resigned last year after using taxpayer money to settle sexual harassment allegations and has repaid that money from his own wallet.

Other Congressmen resigned after being accused of inappropriate behavior with staffers. Trent Franks, Brent Farenthold, the late John Conyers are among that bunch. Ruben Kihuen was formally rebuked by the House Ethics Committee for sexual misconduct and did not run for office again.

Of the Congressmen accused of sexual misconduct, only Democrat Bobby Scott stubbornly refused to resign and is still infesting the 3rd Congressional District seat in Virginia.

So where is the “double standard?”

Outside the government, men who are accused of sexual misconduct are pariahs. They’ve either been terminated, resigned their positions, or are being criminally charged. Katie Hill had sexual relations with two staffers. Photos of her with one staffer showed up on the Internet. She admitted to said sexual relations. Meanwhile, many of the men have resigned after mere accusations.

So where’s the “double standard?”

I’ll show you the double standard.

After Matt Lauer was exposed as a foul rapist, he was ousted from NBC and has been living in relative obscurity ever since. He doesn’t have a horde of frothing fans drooling about how missed he is.

Harvey Weinstein is a pariah and will be tried on charges of predatory sexual assault, rape in the first degree, and rape in the third degree in January.

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Bill Cosby is in prison.

Placido Domingo withdrew from several scheduled US performances and resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera this year amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Kevin Spacey got booted from “House of Cards” after numerous people alleged he engaged in sexual misconduct. A once brilliant actor, he’s now dead in the water. I doubt anyone will touch him (no pun intended).

Meanwhile, Hill’s dimwitted fan club is mourning her resignation.

“Don’t let the right wing press win,” admonishes some creature named Denise Wu on Twitter, as if it’s the media’s fault that Bad Decision Central made the godawful choices of boffing a female campaign aide and a male congressional staffer and allowed her husband to photograph her naked with the aide in the age of the Internet.

“You don’t need to resign for this,” claims another fan. Um yes, she does. She violated House ethics rules. She admitted it. Her male counterparts resigned based on allegations. There’s photographic proof of her misconduct.

I obviously abhor “revenge porn,” and if her soon-to-be ex husband engaged in this behavior, he is an immoral, vile pig who needs to be eviscerated and fed his own intestines. But the unauthorized photos aside, Hill exploited a young campaign worker when she was a congressional candidate and engaged in a sexual relationship with a staffer when she was in a position of authority. And then she proceeded to paint herself as a victim, rather than the sexual predator that she is.

Let’s not fool ourselves, the only “double standard” here is on the part of filthy hypocrites like Kamala Harris, who had no problem smearing Brett Kavanaugh as a rapist based on no evidence other than her own bias, but claims that Katie Hill is the real victim here.

 

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

14 Comments
  • Whenever a liberal woman complains about a “double standard” they’re not complaining that women are held to a different standard than men. They’re complaining that women are held to any standard at all.

  • jetty says:

    Katie also protested Kavanaugh. Oh, the irony.

  • J Frazier says:

    It really wasn’t revenge porn. She and her husband posted the pics on a wife-sharing/ swinging couples web site, if I remember the story correctly. The internet is forever Katie!

  • Gringo says:

    Let’s not fool ourselves, the only “double standard” here is on the part of filthy hypocrites like Kamala Harris, who had no problem smearing Brett Kavanaugh as a rapist based on no evidence other than her own bias, but claims that Katie Hill is the real victim here.
    This is a very good point, but there is no need to invoke Kamala Harris, as Katie Hill also smeared Brett Kavanaugh. Copy paste of my comments from Grim’s Hall , with some corrections.
    The mainstream media hasn’t made much of the discovery (that) Katie Hill is a grade A hypocrite when it comes to sexual misconduct. Two years ago she tweeted a list of male politicians and celebrities guilty of sexual misconduct- Bill Clinton is not on the list.
    HOO-BOY! Katie Hill’s 2017 tweet pointing out why we should put more women in positions of leadership has NOT aged well.

    Life comes at you fast.
    Especially on Twitter.
    Katie Hill’s tweet from 2017 pointing out several men who have been accused of sexually harassing, assaulting women (and some who have been proven predators) as a way to claim we need more women in positions of leadership has not aged well.
    Like, at all.
    Take a look.
    Donald Trump
    Roy Moore
    Bill Cosby
    Harvey Weinstein
    Louis CK
    Jeffrey Tambor
    Brett Ratner
    Al Franken
    Ed Westwick
    Hamilton Fish
    Leon Wieseltier
    Terry Richardson
    Mark Halperin
    Roy Price
    Kevin Spacey
    Here’s an idea. How about we put more women in positions of leadership?
    — Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) November 20, 2017

    Katie Hill was also out-front in denouncing Brett Kavanaugh, calling him a “serial predator.”
    Just WOW: Katie Hill tweeted SOOO much trash about Kavanaugh last year and gosh, was she PROJECTING or what

    I quickly opposed the Kavanaugh nomination because he is a threat to reproductive health, campaign finance reform, and our workforce. But now we’re talking about putting a serial predator up for a lifetime appointment in the highest seat we have in the U.S. That can’t happen.
    — Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) September 26, 2018

    The left loves to talk about the televangelist caught in a hotel room with a floozy. Hypocrite, they cry. As Katie Hill has gone out of her way to denounce sexual misconduct and even allegations of sexual misconduct, she should hold herself to the same standards she imposes on others. As she doesn’t she is a hypocrite.

  • Gringo says:

    In looking at MSM or lefty-if-not-MSM media discussion of Katie Hill’s resignation, I have seen minimal to no mention of Katie Hill’s self-righteous tweets against sexual misconduct.

    The WaPo article on her resignation makes no mention of her tweets on Brett Kavanaugh.

    Vox does mention Brett Kavanaugh, but makes no mention of Katie Hill’s self-righteous tweets on Brett Kavanaugh or other prominent males.
    The double standard at play in Katie Hill’s resignation

    But it’s not just within the halls of Congress that Hill’s defenders see a double standard: Other men who’ve been credibly accused of sexual misconduct include Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed despite multiple allegations of sexual assault, and Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, who’s been accused of sexual assault. (Both men deny these allegations.)

    It’s not a double standard for Katie Hill to call Brett Kavanaugh a “serial predator” while her sexual activity violates House ethics norms? It is a stretch for Vox to call Blasey Ford’s accusations against Brett Kavanaugh “credible,” given that none of her peers could corroborate anything that she claimed happened. What party? When? Where?

    The Daily Beast DOES make mention of Katie Hill’s self-righteous tweets against Brett Kavanaugh, but only in the sense that her denunciations of Kavanaugh made her a target.
    Katie Hill Resignation Exposes Sexual-Misconduct Double Standards.

    Being young (32), new this year in Congress, openly bisexual, and a vocal critic of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had already made Hill a target for opponents and shit-stirrers. This gave someone looking to stir up negative publicity a receptive audience—one that Hill says her soon-to-be ex-husband weaponized, by providing intimate photos and details to RedState and the Daily Mail, showing the couple’s polyamorous relationship with a young woman who worked on Hill’s congressional campaign.

    The Daily Beast never considerd the possibility that those who denounce sexual misconduct, and also engage in some form of sexual misconduct themselves, are rank hypocrites. Like they say, “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

    This media treatment of Katie Hill’s rank hypocrisy is one more example of why the media is worthless.
    Instapundit did well. It’s where I saw documentation of a double-standard Katie Hill tweet.

  • liz says:

    Imagine if Spacey, Cosby, Weinstein, Lauer et al tried to publicly blame their spouses for their behaviors.

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  • Strelnikov says:

    Farewell to Congresswoman Naked Bonghits.

  • GWB says:

    I’ll show you the double standard.
    Yes, it’s “One standard for everyone else, and a different one for ME!”

    I think there is some question as to whether her husband posted the pictures with her encouragement/consent, or whether she was reluctant. Her argument seems to be that she was a reluctant participant. But, to call it “revenge porn” as she has done is to twist that phrase out of recognition. Of course, she also called it ‘slander’ or ‘defamation’ at one point, so her vocabulary is a little shaky.

    The woman honestly doesn’t have any worse morals than a huge chunk of her generation. THAT should be the real scandal here.

  • Bandit says:

    She figures since she’s the Congress Critter she’s entitled to break the ethics rules then blame everyone else. She 32 and shouldn’t be expected to be responsible for anything.

    c’est la vie

    • GWB says:

      You know, Bandit, that’s the whole reason we have minimum ages for national elected office. It’s a pathetic commentary on us that even those ages can’t be expected to produce adults, now.

  • harleycowboy says:

    I guess Al Franken is too far in the past for her to remember.

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