Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed caution over the #MeToo movement in a recent interview and warned it may turn women into “snowflakes.” (Image source: YouTube screenshot)
What did she say?
Speaking with David Axelrod on CNN Saturday, Rice said she believes the movement to expose men who are sexually abusive is a “good thing,” but cautioned taking the movement too far.
“I do think we have to be a little bit careful. Let’s not turn women into snowflakes. Let’s not infantilize women,” she said.
If the movement continues at its current pace, Rice expressed some anguish over the reaction men might have toward women in their workplaces in the future.
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“What I really don’t want to happen is…that it gets to a place where men start to think, ‘Well maybe it’s just better not to have women around.’ I’ve heard a little bit of that and it worries me,” Rice explained.
What else did she say?
During the interview, Rice also revealed that she, too, has been the subject of unwanted harassment, though she explained she doesn’t consider anything that was done to her to be an “assault.” She also said she’s never had an explicit quid pro quo.
“But I don’t know a woman alive who hasn’t had somebody say or do something that was inappropriate at best and aggressive at worst,” she explained.
In addition, Rice also reaffirmed what she has been saying most of her public career: that she has no intention to run for president or vice president.