Carly Fiorina: It’s 'Men’s Turn to Stand up' Against Sexual Harassment

Carly Fiorina is tired of the excuses we make for sexual misconduct, and in a recent Medium post, she called on all decent men to hold abusers accountable. As a society, we all need to stop overlooking sexual harassment in the workplace and make real progress – and we can’t trust politicians to fix these problems for us.

“Democrats would have us believe that all women are victims and only some sweeping government programs can solve this problem. Republicans would have us believe there is no problem at all,” Fiorina wrote. “Both parties are wrong and neither has any room to lecture anyone else on behavior or to propose solutions.”

Are you sick of hearing story after story about powerful men who used their position to abuse women? You might find catharsis in Fiorina’s chat with Glenn on today’s show. Listen to the full interview (above) for more.

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GLENN: I want to bring in a woman who I really admire. And I'd admire her even if she were a man. I just think she is one of the bravest people that I have met, and forthright. And has just a good head on her shoulders and can think clearly.

Carly Fiorina who, of course, ran for president of the United States. And I hope she does again. Welcome to the program, Carly. Carly.

CARLY: So good to be with you, Glenn. It's good to be talking with you again, my friend. It's been too long.

GLENN: It has been too long.

So, Carly, I read your post in Medium, and I thought it was really, really good. And you talked about how you're tired of the media class opining on this. Politicians and Hollywood and everybody else.

You said a man who demeans, harasses, or abuses a woman has made a choice. It's a personal choice about how to behave. Another man who suspects, who knows, and fears and looks away is also making a choice. It's now time for a man to choose.

Are you going to laugh and look the other way? Are you going to josh that boys will be boys, with a wink and a nod and a choice word here or there? Or will you make it clear that while you love women, you actually don't think that they're capable about whatever you care about most? Are you going to keep quiet when you should speak up?

You said that all men know. And I have to tell you -- and I might just be the most naive man in the world. And my wife says this to me all the time, I don't think most men are like this.

CARLY: Oh, they're not. And I also said that in the post: Most men, the vast majority of men are decent, respectful, and honorable. And many, many, many, many men have lifted women up and helped them. I have been helped by many men in the course of my life. Most men are good men.

But enough men aren't. And, you know, it's interesting. I was listening to your opening comments. And I agree with everything you said.

And the thing that we need to understand about harassment and abuse and disrespect and assault, groping, all these things, it's not an abuse of power.

GLENN: Yeah.

CARLY: And it's why -- it's why, by the way, you see occasions of women abusing their power. You know, we have too many instances of female teachers abusing their power with underage boys.

For example, most of this is about men because men hold most of the power in the world still. But fundamentally, it's about an abuse of power.

And if I have to say it, I have to agree with your wife. I mean, it's hard for me to believe that you've never witnessed this. But I'll take you at your word. But it goes on all --

GLENN: You know, I have to tell you this, I worked at a radio station once. Not that I recall, I have not witnessed this. I worked at a radio station that was run by a woman, and she had hired a -- a whole team of salespeople. And I have witnessed it the other way. I have witnessed that it was kind of a known thing that, you know, you use your beauty. You use your talents. Not in a -- you know, not in a go have sex with people sort of way. But you go use your women wiles and charm the pants off of people. Not literally.

And so I've seen it that way. I have not seen it the other way, at least institutionalized.

CARLY: Yeah. Well, look, let's be honest, it helps to be attractive, whether you're a man or a woman.

GLENN: Right.

CARLY: It helps to be charming, whether you're a man or a woman. I find it interesting that when it's a woman, it's about being wily. But when it's a man, it's just about being effective.

I'm not sure this is ever institutionalized. I do think it's covered up. And I think sometimes we -- we get so used to -- I mean, look, there is no question that whether it was Roger Ailes, Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, if you dig into these stories, what you'd find out is that everybody knew. They may not have known the particulars. But they knew the generalities. They knew the generalities.

GLENN: So here's a good example. Roger Ailes, it did not surprise me. I didn't know. But it didn't surprise me. Being around Roger Ailes enough, you were like, you know, I could see that.

CARLY: People suspected it. People understood what the culture was. And I'm not saying that -- the thing that I would say about these allegations is I take them seriously. And, frankly, I believe them. When you have multiple instances of people coming forward and telling the same story, when you have instances in which people shared what had happened to them contemporaneously, when you have other witnesses around saying, well, yeah, you know, now that it's out, I'm really not surprised.

Now, I happen to personally know Harvey Weinstein and knew Roger Ailes. And so neither one of those stories surprised me one little bit.

But I do think sometimes we get kind of used to this sort of joking, joshing stuff in a way that under-- it indicates something deeper. Let me give you an example, Glenn. Because you and I met when I was running for president, really.

GLENN: Yes.

CARLY: When I was on a presidential debate stage -- now, let's bear in mind that I think there have been four women that have run for president in the United States of America.

There aren't many men who have run for president, and I was on a presidential debate stage. And in the middle of that debate, I was telling the story of how I had come up as a secretary. In the middle of that debate, a radio show host who is very well-known and who shall remain nameless. Because my point here is to make an example. Tweeted out that I had just played the vagina card. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Male politicians pay their stories all the time. He got a little bit of pushback. And so he then went on to say, oh, I really like vaginas. Ask my wife. And the silence was deafening.

Now, here's a guy who think it's okay to reduce me -- I think most people agreed, I was pretty qualified and pretty articulate. Here's a guy who thinks it's okay to just reduce me to literally -- pardon my -- the directness of my language here. But this is the language he used. He thought it was just okay to reduce me to my genitalia.

And apparently, most everybody else did also.

And so that -- that creates an environment where it's okay to be disrespectful. Where it's okay to be disregarding.

And I think we need a mindset shift, as I tried to say in that column. Men and women, particularly men, because men still have more authority and power than women, to say, you know what, we need women to fulfill their potential. We need women to be full participants. Because we're all better off.

GLENN: You know, this is one of the things.

CARLY: Man or woman has that chance.

GLENN: This is one of the things that has been crossing my mind for a long time. And that is, we keep trying to say, it's my way or the highway. No matter what the difference is, women, men, Republicans, Democrats, conservative, liberal, we -- we need each other. We need each other.

CARLY: That's right.

GLENN: And we're not understanding that. We're not coming together and saying, you put your best stuff on the table, I'll put my best stuff on the table, and let's see what we can do together.

That's the way we should be, but we're not headed in that direction.

CARLY: Well, that's right. And I think unfortunately is a failure of leadership in many cases. You know, what is a leader? A leader is somebody who understands that collaboration is critical. A leader is somebody who understands that character counts. A leader is someone who sees possibilities, particularly in other people. A leader is somebody who believes that every life is filled with potential and that we're all better off when each of us have the opportunity to fulfill our potential.

And, you know, I do think that in this nation, serenity rests with the citizen. It's one of the unique qualities of our nation. Serenity rests with the citizen in this country. And so I think each of us, regardless of our position -- and position never defines leadership. An individual defines leadership. Regardless of our position, I think each of us as Americans, as citizens need to lead more. Need to step up and be leaders. And quit waiting for somebody else to do it for us, particularly our politicians. Quit waiting for people in positions of power and authority to lead for us, because too often, they don't.

GLENN: Let me -- let me --

CARLY: And in this regard, we can make a difference in our workplaces and in our lives.

GLENN: Let me take you one more place: I'm concerned that we are just -- everybody -- I mean, I used Garrison Keillor here a little while ago as an example of this.

If what Garrison Keillor said happened, this is craziness. He said that he just patted a woman on the back. They were friends, blah, blah, blah, she later felt uncomfortable. You know, that's not sexual harassment. If that happened the way he said it did. But we're just -- we're painting everyone with the same brush.

And at the same time we're doing that -- and I think in many cases, it's a good thing. At the same time, we're doing that. We are not holding the people in Washington, Donald Trump, Roy Moore, Franken, and who is the other one? John Conyers. They're -- they're not out immediately. NBC hears something about Matt Lauer, he's out. These guys, they're not out.

If they don't get out, if we -- if we have credible witnesses and they don't get out, aren't we just going to send a message that you can absolutely do anything probably up to and including killing someone and we don't care?

CARLY: Well, you said a couple things there. First of all, I agree with you that we can overreact and do stupid things. And then, of course, it diminishes the real problems that exist.

GLENN: Correct.

CARLY: So, for example, when the Obama administration overreacted to sexual assault on campus and basically said any woman that accuses a guy is going to be given the benefit of the doubt, even when the case doesn't hold water. I mean, that's -- had a terrible impact on young men's lives in some cases.

GLENN: Yes.

CARLY: So, yes, we can overreact. And, yes, we are in danger of being willing to live with a double standard.

Look, the politicians are so hypocritical here of both parties. They don't have a leg to stand on. If you look at the processes that Congress has put in place, Congress always grants itself an exception.

GLENN: Yes.

CARLY: Whether it's living with the health care rules they pass, or whether it's sexual assault, they always grant themselves an exception. They are hypocrites, in both parties. And part of what I believe we as citizens need to hold our politicians accountable for is, are you a person of character?

It's one of the reasons people are so sick of politics and politicians. It so rarely has anything to do with leadership or problem solving or collaboration or character.

GLENN: Carly Fiorina, always good to talk to you. Thank you so much.

CARLY: Great to talk with you. Thanks, Glenn. Have a great day.

GLENN: Buh-bye. Carly Fiorina. Businesswoman. Wife. Mom. Grandmother.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.