Rapinoe on Fox News-watching parents: ‘You guys need to go to therapy’

Rapinoe on Fox News-watching parents: ‘You guys need to go to therapy’
Megan Rapinoe (Image: MRCTV screen grab)

[Ed. – Ah, being 34 and knowing everything – like, that tolerance and understanding are a one-way street.]

Was it a political household? “No, not at all. I feel like I grew up with all of these lessons [about equality], but nothing was ever spoken. No language was ever put around it. Both of my parents should be really progressive – especially my mom – and I don’t get that they’re not. I’m always saying: ‘You guys should really be Democrats!’ But they’re not, so what’s happening?”

Perhaps Rapinoe is the expression of their sublimated liberalism, the things that her parents can’t say, I suggest. “I know. And I’m very similar to how they are, even though I think my dad voted for Trump and I’ll say: ‘I don’t get it. How are you simultaneously as proud as punch of me, and watching Fox News all the time, [who are doing] takedowns of your daughter?’ That’s why I’m like: ‘You guys need to go to therapy.’”

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