Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Violence; victim-blaming.]

"Make better decisions."—Fox News Host and former Bush administration White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, offering advice to women who are victims of violence.

At Think Progress, Annie-Rose explains: "Perino made the comment on Fox New's 'The Five,' in the middle of a discussion of Kansas City Chiefs Line Backer Javon Belcher, who murdered [Kasandra Perkins, his girlfriend] before killing himself over the weekend. While her co-hosts were discussing the merits of female gun ownership as a way to avoid violence against women, Perino was quick to blame women themselves for being victims."
Perino: I think it skirts the issue that women are victims of violence all the time–

Co-host: They should have guns!

Perino: Well, maybe, or make better decisions.

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