The wife of the new White House deputy chief of staff mocked victims of sexual harassment in the military during a radio show she hosted over a decade ago.
This wasn't the first time she made controversial remarks regarding women as she refers to herself as a sexist in the past.
Talk Show Failure
Darla Shine's audio from her radio show, Darla Shine Show, is now being reviewed by CNN's Kfile. Shine has recently faced scrutiny after it was revealed that she made racially charged statements and spread conspiracy theories regarding anti-vaccination on her now-deleted Twitter account.
In 2009, Shine explained why she considers herself to be a "sexist" during her radio broadcast, which was syndicated on 100 radio stations. Shine then went on to state that women serving in the military should expect to be sexually harassed by the men.
"And why on earth would you fight to go on the submarine ship for months on end? You know there was just a story with these girls, these women who are upset that they are sexually harassed in the military. What do you think is going to happen when you go on a submarine for 12 months with 4,000 horny soldiers?" Shine stated.
Shine continued that women shouldn't even be allowed in the military and the feminists that fought for women's rights to join the military is "stupid".
Sexual Harassment In America
Other controversial statements made by Shine include topics about the swine flu, racism, and sunscreen. Shine stated that sunscreen was a hoax and the outbreak of the swine flu in 2009 was a "government set up".
Shine also discussed why Caucasian should be considered racist for using the "N-word".
According to the Psychological Health Center of Excellence, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be sexually assaulted some point in their lives. In 2017, there were over 6,000 reports of sexual harassment involving service members and at least 5,000 of the reports made were from people in the service.
In a report called Workplace and Gender Relations Survey for Active Duty Members, 4.3 percent of active-duty women have experienced sexual assault.
From the rates, it was estimated that over 14,000 military members were sexually harassed in 2016. Women who have been sexually harassed may suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal behavior, and self-harm behavior.