Dear Azealia Banks, You Disgust Me

No one really likes Sarah Palin. That's fine, I don't either. But see the thing is, I respect her. It doesn't matter what you want to say, you don't just become governor by shooting the breeze. And see, even if Sarah Palin was nobody, I would still respect her because that's just how I was raised. With respect and manners. But you know, some people weren't.

If you haven't heard about the Palin-Banks war yet, then you have a lot of catching up to do. But here is the rundown. Basically, Azealia Banks read a satirical article about former governor Sarah Palin and she thought it was legit. So, of course, she took to Twitter to express her feelings. But she did far more than just "vent". She told the world she hopes that Sarah Palin gets raped.

I'm serious.

So, naturally I am infuriated, as a woman, as a feminist, and as a friend of those who have experienced sexual violence. One thing I can't stand is when women wish rape or sexual violence on a another woman and Azealia Banks took it a step forward by saying that this was deserved.

Okay. Let me get something real clear. Rape. Is. Never. Deserved. Crimes are never deserved. You do not wish crimes on people. As a woman, you do not wish for the most degrading crime in our society to happen to your fellow woman. You. Do. Not.

I personally am a feminist. (Sidebar- being a feminist and conservative are NOT mutually exclusive.) Regardless if you want to associate yourself with that title, everyone is pro-woman and anti-sexual violence. Sarah Palin handled this situation perfectly. I've never been a fan, but she did the right thing here and called out Mrs. Banks for this behavior.

There is never a time where it would be appropriate to say that you hope a woman is violated that way. Not only does it make you a disgusting human, but you are hurting victims of sexual violence. And that is even worse.

Regardless of partisanship, gender, age, wealth, or class it is literally never okay to be this way. If you have a problem with someone, talk it out. Don't wish for them to put through such a traumatic experience, that just makes you look bad.

In liberty, Keels