What? Energy Secretary Suggests that Fossil Fuels Can Prevent Sexual Assault

Energy Secretary Rick Perry believes that the use of fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assaults. He explained this theory on Thursday during an energy policy discussion.

The Hill reports:

Speaking during an energy policy discussion about energy policy with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd and Axios CEO and founder Jim VandeHei, Perry discussed his recent trip to Africa. He said a young girl told him that energy is important to her because she often reads by the light of a fire with toxic fumes.

Perry said, “But also from the standpoint of sexual assault,” he continued, “When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will on those types of acts.”

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Am I the only one being thrown for a loop here? This doesn’t make any sense.

Perry suggests that by using fossil fuels to power remote villages in Africa, there will be a positive outcome and less sexual harassment.

Would it be good for these small villages to have power? Yes. It would greatly improve their daily lives and make things much easier. However, the notion that power, by way of fossil fuels, can stop sexual assault is far fetched.

If having power actually stopped sexual harassment, then America would be sexual assault free! We all know that isn’t true through. Just look at Hollywood!

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