The Broussard Interview: Was Weiner's sexting partner an innocent bystander?

The 26-year old mother Meagan Broussard involved in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal told Sean Hannity Tuesday that she sent pictures of herself to the congressman:

...he did have photos of me, not risky photos, nothing, you know, rated R. But still, anybody can get those photos and leak them, and that's my life, and my personal life...There's PG-13 ones, but nothing that I would ever be embarrassed about. But do I want it splashed all over? No. But it probably will.

What??

I'm pro-woman and anti-misogynist all the way but sometimes females have to take responsibility for their own behavior. There is so much ugly, heinous sexism out there that Sean Hannity's handling of Broussard as an "innocent" bystander on June 7 makes light of the injustice done to real victims.

Throughout the interview the single mother acted as though she was a child and had no control over the situation. When Hannity asked her if it was "surprising" to be caught in the "media whirlwind" Broussard answered "very surprising."

I just have no idea how I ended up in all of this. But obviously, I did. So I'm just here to tell my side of the story.

That's right. Even "naïve" young mothers can get caught up in a tangled sexting web of intrigue with a congressman. Especially if she sees a youtube video of him, then clicks on his Facebook page and writes the word "hot" next to "something she liked."

After the online chats "became pretty sexual in nature" and "explicit" Meagan told Hannity she thought Weiner was "crazy" and "nuts."

Everybody has their own demons, we'll say. I just thought it was crazy. But I mean this isn't someone I openly engaged in like, we'll call it sexting. It was, you know, it wasn't like that. It was just like, hey, throw some stuff out there, see if that's a debate and we're -- I wasn't interested really.

That Ms. Broussard kept on texting photos and conversing with someone she believed to harbor inner demons makes no sense. The small town mom admitted she might be more cautious in the future.

It's just a crazy world out there. And I will be so much quieter and so much more introverted about every single thing I do. And but it's not going to define who I am or anything like that.

What does she mean by "it's not going to define who I am? Will she continue to converse with strangers online? Just more carefully? Are women off the hook for this type of behavior because they're liberated? Could this be a teachable moment for sleazy sexual predators prowling the halls of Congress as well as for women?

Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report

The 26-year old mother Meagan Broussard involved in the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal told Sean Hannity Tuesday that she sent pictures of herself to the congressman:

...he did have photos of me, not risky photos, nothing, you know, rated R. But still, anybody can get those photos and leak them, and that's my life, and my personal life...There's PG-13 ones, but nothing that I would ever be embarrassed about. But do I want it splashed all over? No. But it probably will.

What??

I'm pro-woman and anti-misogynist all the way but sometimes females have to take responsibility for their own behavior. There is so much ugly, heinous sexism out there that Sean Hannity's handling of Broussard as an "innocent" bystander on June 7 makes light of the injustice done to real victims.

Throughout the interview the single mother acted as though she was a child and had no control over the situation. When Hannity asked her if it was "surprising" to be caught in the "media whirlwind" Broussard answered "very surprising."

I just have no idea how I ended up in all of this. But obviously, I did. So I'm just here to tell my side of the story.

That's right. Even "naïve" young mothers can get caught up in a tangled sexting web of intrigue with a congressman. Especially if she sees a youtube video of him, then clicks on his Facebook page and writes the word "hot" next to "something she liked."

After the online chats "became pretty sexual in nature" and "explicit" Meagan told Hannity she thought Weiner was "crazy" and "nuts."

Everybody has their own demons, we'll say. I just thought it was crazy. But I mean this isn't someone I openly engaged in like, we'll call it sexting. It was, you know, it wasn't like that. It was just like, hey, throw some stuff out there, see if that's a debate and we're -- I wasn't interested really.

That Ms. Broussard kept on texting photos and conversing with someone she believed to harbor inner demons makes no sense. The small town mom admitted she might be more cautious in the future.

It's just a crazy world out there. And I will be so much quieter and so much more introverted about every single thing I do. And but it's not going to define who I am or anything like that.

What does she mean by "it's not going to define who I am? Will she continue to converse with strangers online? Just more carefully? Are women off the hook for this type of behavior because they're liberated? Could this be a teachable moment for sleazy sexual predators prowling the halls of Congress as well as for women?

Read more M. Catharine Evans at Potter Williams Report

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