Huh? GOP candidate: educated women can’t be abused
Add this to the Official Annals of Really Stupid Things Republicans Say:
During Oregon’s second gubernatorial debate on Friday, Republican candidate Bud Pierce said that educated women are not susceptible to abuse because they have the resources to avoid putting themselves in that situation.
The response came one week after the release of a stunning statewide report that found more than 50 percent of women and girls in Oregon said that they had been the victim of sexual assault or domestic violence.
Pierce’s response drew immediate rebuke from the audience at the question-and-answer session on Friday, during which the moderator — Oregonian editor Laura Gunderson — asked Pierce and his rival, current Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, about their plans to help women in Oregon find safety and opportunity.