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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 07:23 PM

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OPED: Lahren: Don't Touch People Who Don't Want To Be Touched

In her newest Final Thoughts commentary, Tomi Lahren reacts to allegations that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) groped a woman, and the series of allegations against Judge Roy Moore (R-Ala.) and Harvey Weinstein.

It's time for final thoughts and I think I speak for most Americans when I say, isn't it sad we can't focus on immigration, healthcare and tax reform because instead, we have to devote all our attention to dudes who can't keep their hands to themselves?

Honestly, it seems like everyone is either a rapist or an accuser these days.

Whether you're a candidate, a sitting representative, a Hollywood producer, or the former president, here's some advice, don't touch people who don't want to be touched.

It's really that simple.

I think I speak for the women around the world when I say, keep it in your pants.

If you're old enough to be my dad, chances are high I don't want you to touch me.

Yeah, the truth hurts and apparently these dudes need to get a freakin' clue.

Most women don't care how rich or powerful or influential you are, we don't want to be touched.


Not in the bar.

In a car.

In a plane.

In an office.


But handsy dudes aren't the only problem.

We have seen examples of some women who cry rape for any number of reasons ... think Tawana Brawley, Duke lacrosse or The University of Virginia cases.

Women who falsely cry rape and assault hurt actual rape and assault victims.

I also hope future generations of women will be strong and empowered enough to call out predators immediately ... and not wait 20 years to say something.

If there's a silver lining in all this, maybe it's a lesson to young girls, speak up, speak out and stand your ground.

The truth will set you free.

But there are two sides to every story.

I know how it feels to be a woman but I can't imagine what it's like to be a male in 2017 either.

Has the world gone mad?

Are family values completely gone?

And ya can't blame this mess on rap music or Millennials, either.

These alleged assaulters aren't from my generation.

Still, kids are becoming more and more sexualized in pop culture and it's appalling.

Parents, where are you?

Where has the American family gone?

I've gotta believe that's the only way to right this ship.

And let me end with this, with all these rapists lurking about I still believe the best form of female empowerment isn't a pink hat, but one in the chamber.

Those are my final thoughts. From LA, God bless and take care.