During a Saturday night interview with David Axelrod on CNN’s “The Axe Files,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been discussing the positives of the “Me Too” movement, but was also quite forward with her thoughts about women being turned into “snowflakes.”
“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,” Rice said as she responded questions from Axelrod on if she’s experienced any sexual harassment in the workplace. “I’ve never faced an explicit quid pro quo. 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.”
Rice has been a supporter of the “MeToo” movement to “expose these circumstances” as a good thing, she also believes an even broader movement could backfire on the campaign.
“I think that the movement to expose these circumstances is a good thing. Let’s clear the air about it. I do think we have to be a little bit careful,” said Rice. “Let’s not turn women into snowflakes. Let’s not infantilize women.”
“And what I really don’t want to happen is that I don’t want it to get to a place that men start to think well maybe it’s better not to have women around. I’ve heard a little bit of that, and it worries me.”