…Marshall has gone on to say that she is coming at these situations as a woman and that she views them as “not a political issue,” but an issue of gender. While speaking to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Salazar’s questioning of women’s judgment, she explained:
This is one of the reasons why I always say I’m a woman before I’m a Democrat because I have heard men on the left and the right make disgusting and offensive remarks when it comes to women, when it comes to our emotions, and when it comes to our ability.
So, according to Marshall, it is “disgusting and offensive” when a woman’s judgement is called into question because of her emotions. Yet when Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for 60 Minutes Lara Logan, who was gang raped in Tharir Square while covering the fall of Hosni Mubarak, spoke out on the topic of the Obama administration’s failings in handling terrorism, Marshall had no problem exploiting her perception of Logan’s emotional state for her own gain. In defending the administration, Marshall stated Logan was “too emotional” to be discussing foreign affairs.
Is Marshall playing politics when it comes to the issue of rape? We may never know, but perhaps she’s too emotional for her opinion to matter anyway.