"How many guys think it's no big deal?"
In the hours before the tense public Senate hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of trying to take advantage of her sexually in high school, MSNBC spoke to women on the street to hear their feelings about the controversy.
Some across the country have joined under the Women's March banner to protest against Kavanaugh, saying that the mounting allegations raised by Ford and two other accusers should be enough to disqualify his appointment to the highest court in the land.
But some women aren't convinced.
As one woman in Bozeman, Montana, told MSNBC Thursday morning, the scandals indicate nothing but some sophomoric frolicking.
"Groping a woman? What is that at 18?" She asked. "How many guys do you know that think it's no big deal?"
On whether it should affect Kavanaugh's nomination, the woman gave a clear no.
Live on @MSNBC: A woman in Montana argues that an 18-year-old male groping a woman "is not a big deal."— Peter Morley (@morethanmySLE) September 27, 2018
A culture of misogyny & apathy is what lead to #MeToo & #TimesUp b/c it is NEVER ok! Both women & men finally had the courage & bravery to speak-up. pic.twitter.com/jOKsLVfss5
"It's not a big deal. It doesn't take away from his character, and his job to do what he needs to do as a Supreme Court nominee," she said.
The outrage is all political, she suggested.
"If he was pro-aborition," she said, "the liberals wouldn't have been fighting this hard."