As Twitchy reported earlier, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday spoke at an anti-sexual assault rally at the University in Miami and repeated his threat to have taken Donald Trump behind the gym for a Biden beatdown over his treatment of women.

“If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden told the crowd.

That macho posturing didn’t sit well with the folks at Salon, who called out Biden for his fantasies of a high school Trump beating.

Erin Keane writes:

Let’s start with the low-hanging fruit, even for powerful allies. Can we declare a moratorium on glorifying violence, on celebrating the patriarchal ideal of man as enforcer and protector, and on equating (even in the inverse) athletic prowess with good character? Because these ingrained cultural habits have historically not been kind to women and girls.

Taking someone behind the gym and beating the hell out of him is an ego-driven enterprise, a poor way of preventing future sexual assaults, and also — oh yeah! — an illegal criminal assault.

So, not only is Biden fantasizing about commiting assault — he’s also “celebrating the patriarchal idea of man as enforcer and protector” (and compulsive hair sniffer).

Poor Joe … when even Salon can’t cheer your anecdotes about beating up the president behind the school gym.


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