Trump-Supporting Pastor: Women Sexually Assault Men By Dressing Provocatively
Pastor Carl Gallups, a supporter of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and conspiracy theorist, suggested on his radio show on Oct. 20 that women are “sexually assaulting” men by dressing provocatively.
Gallups made the bizarre claim while interviewing Mike Shoesmith, who recently wrote in his blog that women who wear “sexually suggestive clothing around a man” are legally guilty of sexual assault, notes Right Wing Watch.
Shoesmith said women who dress in a suggestive manner are “guilty of indecent visual assault on a man’s imagination, which does cause mental anguish and torment”:
When a man sees a naked or partially dressed woman, a chemical reaction happens in his brain. Neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin are released, giving him an involuntary surge of pleasure. Notice the word “involuntary” … Men are in a state of constant sexual assault by women who either don’t understand the severity of what they are doing, because it’s cute and they like the attention, or worse, they do know the feelings it stirs and like the control they have over men.
Gallups agreed with this sex shaming theory, and claimed that if men walked around the work “in a very sexually suggestive outfit,” women would file sexual harassment lawsuits.
Gallup demanded to know “why wouldn’t it be sexual assault” when a woman dresses provocatively:
We are just discussing what should be obvious.The science supports us in it.
Shoesmith added: “Men are responsible for fighting off this chemical sexual assault in their brains. Men are responsible for fighting that off every day.”
“Yes they are, absolutely,” Gallups stated. “And women need to help the men.”