Leah Gayle Shipman, a 42-year-old teacher from North Carolina, will avoid a prison sentence for having sex with an underage student by divorcing her husband and marrying the student. Shipman was initially facing a 15-year prison term on charges of statutory rape, but will no longer go to trial, because spouses cannot be made to testify against one another.
It's a creepy story that should be cited any time an opponent of marriage equality complains about gay people ruining the "sanctity of marriage."
But Andrea Tantaros of Fox News' The Five drew a different lesson from the Shipman case:
"I actually think that everything has become so sexualized now that women who does don't think it's as stigmatizing as it was before. There's something about feminism that let's [women] know I can do everything that a man does. I can even go after that young boy. I deserve it. Forty is the new fifty, yeah! I'll even marry him and the parents go, 'Okay!'"
Come on, Fox News personalities, pick a side: is feminism turning women into frigid man-hating prudes or cougarish sex maniacs?
You have to make up your mind, Fox News lady who wouldn't have been allowed on television without the work of the women's movement.
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