Condoleezza Rice: Let’s not turn women into ‘snowflakes’

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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned in a new interview that people should not “turn women into snowflakes.”

Rice told CNN’s “The Axe Files” that she thinks the #MeToo movement is a “good thing,” but she issued a warning about how people should react to it.

“Let’s not turn women into snowflakes. Let’s not infantilize women,” she said.

{mosads}The country shouldn’t get to a place where “men start to think, ‘Well, maybe it’s just better not to have women around,’ ” she said.

“I’ve heard a little bit of that. And it, it worries me,” she said.

Rice said she wanted to make sure she isn’t belittling the stories of women who have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. 

She said she has “certainly had people say inappropriate things,” when asked whether she had ever experienced harassment herself.

“I’ve certainly had people suggest that maybe we should just go out — and you know — and situations in which it was somebody more senior than I,” she said.
“I’ve never had anyone do anything that I would consider assault. 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.”
Multiple women have come out in recent months to accuse various public figures of sexual misconduct.
Figures in Hollywood, the media and politics have faced allegations, with many losing their jobs as a result.

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