Probably one of Bernie Sanders’ biggest WTF moments in his career was when he wrote an essay on his views of human sexuality. He made the argument that women fantasize about being gang-raped and men about sexually abusing women.
Whatever mushrooms he was tripping on when penning this 1972 essay really took the full effect.
The published piece “Man — and Woman,” was unearthed by feminist website Mother Jones during the 2016 presidential elections, right before Sanders really gained momentum behind his campaign.
Washington Examiner reported originally the essay debuted in the Vermont Freeman and you don’t have to dig very far into the piece of literature to get a knee-jerk reaction.
The first three sentences will do the job: “A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused.
A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by three men simultaneously.”
He published the essay right as he announced his first campaign bid for Senate. If you’re thinking interesting timing, so are we. One thing is definitely certain is that Sanders’ view of human sexuality is a little skewed. At least back when he was 31-years-old.
Bernie Sanders 1972 essay:
"A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused."
"A woman enjoys intercourse with her man — as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously."
A sitting US Senator thinks these things. pic.twitter.com/WyxY9CFFwu
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) November 26, 2017