During Jeff Sessions’ testimony, an angry hysterical congresswoman Sen. Kamala Harris hit Sessions with a series of rapid fire questions and didn’t give him any time to respond. “Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the question,” said John McCain. “Senators will allow the chair to control the hearing. Senator Harris, let him answer,” said Richard Burr.
The mainstream media spun this to say that Harris was the one being interrupted by men, because she is a woman. The ladies of the View felt the same way. They went on to explain that calling a woman ‘hysterical’ is sexist.
“So the former aide Jason Miller it was said she was being hysterical, quote, unquote. Do you think they would use the word hysterical against a male senator?” asked Behar. “They would never do it, and I know Kamila Harris. She is one of the most even-keeled stately people. She is a former prosecutor and she was using that experience to kind of cross-examine him. Don’t we want that?” said Sunny Hostin.
“The interesting thing about the word hysterical is its a word with a female baiting history. From hysterics which was a diagnosis reserved exclusively for women sending them uncontrollably insane and they would have to perform a hysterectomy. It’s actually just unique to a woman and her uterus,” Sara Haines.
Jedidiah Bila fought back. “If you watch her, and I have watched her repeatedly, she doesn’t oftentimes let people answer the question. That is a fact. She doesn’t let them answer to the point where they are, like, ‘can I answer the question?’ You need to be careful in this country or anywhere when you label everything sexist. She is a big girl, smart and confident and capable. I don’t need to feel sorry for her in this situation,” said Bila. “Calling a woman hysterical is sexist!” screamed Hostin. Do you think it’s sexist to call a woman “hysterical”?