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Fox News Host Tells Female Victims of Violence to ‘Make Better Decisions’
Posted on Dec 6, 2012
Former Bush administration White House press secretary Dana Perino has some advice for female victims of violence: In order to avoid getting hurt, “make better decisions.” The co-host of Fox News’ “The Five” made the eyebrow-raising, victim-blaming remark Wednesday during a segment about Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Javon Belcher, the NFL player who allegedly murdered his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself last weekend.
Another host argued that tragedies like this could be avoided if women involved in domestic violence situations had guns.
“I think it skirts the issue. Women are victims of violence all the time,” said Perino.
Co-host Greg Gutfeld responded, “[They] should have guns!”
“Well, maybe, or make better decisions,” she replied.
—Posted by Tracy Bloom.
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