Oh boy. It seems these days if you want to get a little dose of action, you go to a Trump rally. Now before we move on through this human wall of confusion, let’s disclaim the hell out of the story. Right now we have a couple of videos of what went down. From the evidence we currently have, here’s what can be deduced.
- A teenage girl is moving forward into a crowd, advancing on a man she claims touched her chest.
- For the record, we do not have a video of the man touching her chest.
- The man raises his hands, signifying that he is not touching her, and claims he never touched her chest.
- The teenage girl then sucker punches someone in the face. Hard (video doesn’t reveal if it’s the same man).
- Girl then gets pepper-sprayed.
- Upon her departure, angry mob yells racial epithets.
The teen, identified by local news outlets as a protester, was in a crowd of about 1,000 people gathered outside the Holiday Inn Express when she was allegedly groped by a man and pepper-sprayed by another person.
Videos of the incident showed the teen yelling at a man in the crowd.
“You f**ing touched my chest!” she screamed.
“I never touched her,” responded a voice from the throng.
When the teen tried to throw a punch at someone in the crowd, another person sprayed an orange substance in her face.
Okay. Like I said, at this time, the video you just saw is the most comprehensive video we have. That’s important to note as we move forward through the story. Because the media is gearing up with a narrative. What they’re trying to lead with is how this woman is a victim of hate, of assault, of the patriarchy. They’re running with this…
EXCLUSIVE vid shows teen get pepper sprayed after shoving protester, called a bitch & "n****r lover" at Trump rally pic.twitter.com/kB4GqQbbaG
— Candace Smith (@CandaceSmith_) March 30, 2016
Now, more disclaimers. Pepper-spraying someone in a crowd of what the news is saying was 1000 or so people? Yikes. Probably not the greatest idea since sliced bread. Calling someone a communist n***er-lover? Not classy, but still just words. Mocking someone is not the same as punching them. Or baptizing them with pepper-spray. So as far as I’m concerned, what words were said when and by whom, at a political rally, with protestors, is secondary here. For the record, when someone is yelling words at you, I don’t think punching them is the way to go. Okay? Okay.
However, what we have in evidence, so far, is this girl pushing into the crowd to confront a man she’s accusing of touching her chest. Now, having been in a crowd more than a few times, where there are lots of people packed in a small space, touching happens. Butts touch. Shoulders touch. Hands graze other hands. Hands graze butts. Sorry, this is just the reality of crowds. If you’re averse to being touched, anywhere, best to avoid crowds.
That being said, groping is still a MAJOR no-no. Germany is trying to solve their Muslim grope/rape problem with pamphlets. If you’re in the mood for a little nookie, maybe you should read up on how not to grope/rape. Just some friendly advice.
See, here’s the issue with the alleged GropeGate. No one saw it happen but this teenage girl. Here, feminists, is the problem with falsely crying rape whenever you have consensual sex and regret it the next day. Here, feminists, is the problem with saying *this thing I don’t like* is rape culture. We have a hard time believing you when you say a groping really happened. Yes, by her looks and the crowd she was hanging with, along with her colorful language and willingness to punch people, I’m assuming she’s a feminist. Call me a bigot.
Okay, for the sake of argument, let’s say the woman was groped. Okay? Okay. Well, guess what friends? Someone else in the crowd got decked.
Right, everyone is talking GROPEGATE and PEPPER-SPRAY while casually forgetting this broad threw a sucker punch. Seemingly as hard as she could. Again, groping is bad. But we’re talking a large crowd here. We’re dealing with a feminist. Feminists have been known to exaggerate. A lot. Sorry, feminists, I wish that wasn’t true. When you say rape culture is being cat-called, how do I know if what you call groping is just an accidental bewb-graze in a crowd? How can we know if strikingly violent assault was the appropriate response? See, you’re catching onto the problem.
The teenage girl punched someone in the face. She got pepper-sprayed in return. Read that once more.
She was the one to FIRST throw a hard sucker-punch to someone’s face. That was her action. The reaction was her being pepper-sprayed. Now she’s claiming victim.
Newsflash, ladies and gents: he/she/ze who throws punches might meet someone exercising self-defense. Science. See also every other act of self-defense in the history of ever.
But because this story happened at a Trump rally, everyone’s circling the wagons with glee. Trump or no Trump, not the issue here. Mean words said are not the issue here. The issue is whether or not anyone gets to punch anyone else and not face consequences. Also, I don’t even think the person who got punched is the alleged groper. So… we have a transference problem.