I’m not following the whole Josh Duggar molestation scandal. I never showed any interest in the family before when it was all wholesome and sparkly clean, so why should I now that it’s in disgrace?
From headlines, I do know he groped five girls while they were sleeping, including four of his sisters. Which is really pretty darn disturbed. And I think the family is going overboard trying to support him. It’s one thing to forgive someone; it’s another to offer excuses.
With that said, Bristol Palin offered an absolutely excellent commentary on the subject, which just so happened to show up on my Facebook feed.
Her words: “I can’t believe how crazy the media is going over the Duggar family compared to the big fat yawn they gave Lena Dunham when she wrote in her book that she sexually experimented with her sister. I’m sorry to have to do this, but let me remind you:
“In her new book called Not That Kind of Girl – according to Bradford Thomas — she writes about ‘experimenting sexually with her younger sister Grace, whom she says she attempted to persuade to kiss her using ‘anything a sexual predator might do.’ In one particularly unsettling passage, Dunham experimented with her six-year younger sister’s vagina. ‘This was within the spectrum of things I did,’ she writes.’
“It gets worse.
“She also – according to her own book – used her sister, “essentially as a sexual outlet, bribing her to kiss her for prolonged periods and even masturbating while she is in the bed beside her.”
“That makes me want to puke.
“Remember the liberal media outrage?
“Oh that’s right. It didn’t happen. The liberal media darling Dunham was praised for her “honest and witty” book.
“The double standards make me sick. Josh Duggar touched a sleeping girls breast – a terrible thing to go. But now their ENTIRE family is punished and their hit show is canceled? He’s labeled as a pedophile? His family is crucified!
“Liberals in today’s media can do no wrong, while conservatives can do no right.”
What’s there to add? I don’t think much of anything.
Palin said it all quite well.