Hello again 1950's: (Hat-tip to Pam Spaulding for Tweeting this)
“Why don’t they quit once the so-called harassment starts? Obviously, the morals of the harasser cannot be defended, but how can the harassee escape some responsibility for the problem?”
Which is an excerpt from his 1987 book Freedom Under Siege. And proving that idiocy doesn't improve with age, his defense of that quarter-of-a-century-old statement is even worse:
PAUL: Well, the whole thing is, is you have to get a better definition of sexual harassment. If it’s just because somebody told the joke and somebody was offended, they don’t have a right to go to the federal government and have a policeman to come in and put penalties on those individuals. I mean, they have to say, well, maybe this is not a very good environment, and they have the right to work there or not there.
But if sexual harassment involves violence as libertarians, we are very opposed to any violence. So, if there is any violence involved, you still don’t need a federal law against harassment. You just need to call the policeman and say there’s been an assault or there’s been attempted rape or something.
So, you have to separate those two out.
Yeah, it's just the two things women need to worry about. A joke, or an all-out assault.
In a sane world, this would lose him every single female vote, and a goodly portion of the male ones. But again, we don't live there.
And just as an added bonus, pay attention to what he says about AIDS victims before the sexual harassment stuff comes up:
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