In today’s not at all shocking episode of Christian pastors blaming women’s own bodies for their sexual abuse, extremist Kevin Swanson has his moment. According to Swanson, Larry Nassar, who was convicted of sexually assaulting underage girls did so because gymnastics contains “a fair amount of immodesty.” I guess those 8 year olds should just stop with their sexy shoulder baring hair buns? Here's his whole infuriating quote:
“There is an infatuation with the body, and, of course, the sexual aspects of the body as well. Some sports encourage immodesty, revealing large portions of the body and this happens in some sports. These are the risky sports. Here they are, what are the risky sports? Gymnastics. Gymnastics and swimming. These are the sports in which there is an added risk.”
Swanson upholds the idea that men are just acting according to their masculine nature, it is female temptation that’s to blame, saying:
“Do you really want your daughters involved in a sport that involves a fair amount of immodesty in which red-blooded American male coaches are interacting with these girls?”
According to Swanson, the bodies of underage girls being viewed in a strong athletic context is the problem. “There is an infatuation with the body,” he said, “and, of course, the sexual aspects of the body as well. Some sports encourage immodesty, revealing large portions of the body and this happens in some sports”. (Never ever do Evangelicals blame a man in power)
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca
For more, read “Kevin Swanson Blames Larry Nassar Sexual Assault Scandal On The Fact That Gymnastics ‘Involves A Fair Amount Of Immodesty’“ written by Kyle Mantyla for Right Wing Watch on February 9, 2018.