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Condi Rice Worries #MeToo Will Turn Women Into Snowflakes And Alienate Men


‘Let’s not turn women into snowflakes, let’s not infantilize women.’


In an interview with CNN’s David Axelrod on Sunday, former U.S. secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she’s worried the #MeToo movement will turn women into snowflakes.

When asked if she’s ever been the victim of sexual harrassment, Rice responded that while she’s never been a victim of sexual assault, people have certainly said inappropriate things to her.

“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 said.

While aspects of the ongoing #MeToo movement have brought about greater transparency, Rice said, she’s worried it might turn toxic and infantilize women.

“The movement to expose these circumstances is a good thing,” she said. “Let’s clear the air about it. I do think we do have to be a little bit careful. Let’s not turn women into snowflakes, let’s not infantilize women.”

Rice said she’s ultimately worried the viral campaign will cause men to not want women around.

“What I really don’t want to happen is I don’t want it to 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 worries me.”