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Carl Gallups, a right-wing pastor and conspiracy theorist who spoke at Trump campaign rallies during the 2016 election, interviewed Mike Shoesmith. Shoesmith recently wrote a piece in response to the Hollywood sexual assault scandals arguing that women who wear “sexually suggestive clothing around a man” are legally guilty of sexual assault.
Mike Shoesmith has written an article called “The Woman-on-Man Sexual Assault Epidemic! More Serious Than You Might Think!” One part of it reads:
If a woman wears sexually suggestive clothing around a man is that not also sexual assault? Men are visually stimulated and unwanted stimulation should meet the basic definition of assault. I am not condoning bad behavior by men but women need to understand that by walking around in their little sister's skirt they are guilty of indecent visual assault on a man's imagination which does cause mental anguish and torment especially on men who really are trying to live in harmony and respect toward women; something made more difficult when every ripple and curve are exposed to the men around you.
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... involuntary! 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 - Shoesmith said during the interview.
Gallups agreed, saying that if a man were to parade around the workplace “in a very sexually suggestive outfit,” women would immediately file sexual harassment claims. He demanded to know, therefore, “why wouldn’t it be sexual assault” when a woman does it.
“Men are responsible for fighting off this chemical sexual assault in their brains,” Shoesmith agreed. “Men are responsible for fighting that off every day.”
According to Galups and Shoesmith, men are really like animals and not in a good way and women need to be punished for that. Why do people have ability to think then to control and channel their instincts? It’s not a woman’s responsibility to control a man’s impulses. There is no justification for violence, and that's what these people need to understand.