Although many activists had assumed voters would reject a nominee caught boasting on tape about grabbing female genitalia, Trump’s victory signaled a disturbing public acceptance of such retrograde behavior. His actions since then have generated growing fear that the Trump administration heralds a return to the policies—and the predations—of the past.
I first noticed this influx of visitors from the past — men, mostly — shortly after the election. Filling my email inbox. Trolling my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Offering one unsolicited directive after another about how women should be conducting themselves. Lately, I’m wondering whether time travel isn’t contagious. Spreads like a syndrome maybe.
The United States has stood as a beacon to the world — a “shining city on a hill” — because of the values we represent, and Trump’s autocratic and ethnocentric views are the absolute antithesis of what this great nation has stood for and a violation of the spirit of the Founding Fathers.
The new narrative is that we — including people of color and women — must understand the anger of the white working class. It’s the economy, insist their shiny new defenders. I cherish my working class roots, but I caution against romanticizing them.
You cannot grow up in a system so thoroughly ingrained with sexism—like so many other isms in our culture—without taking a bit in. That’s true for women, too. (See also: the election.) So, let’s look at how misogyny skews our thoughts.
In the recorded conversation, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting on a bus with NBC’s “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there.”
One of the ads features women lip-syncing to audio clips of Trump spewing insulting comments about women. The second ad, “Respect,” follows a similar pattern, but broadens the rhetoric to include Trump’s insults about Muslims and immigrants.
Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s freshly-minted presumptive nominee for president, has called his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton a weak candidate lacking in stamina whose only asset is the “woman’s card.”
I’m going to watch this coverage with the fierce focus of a hound on the hunt, and I am confident that I will not be the only columnist or the only woman to do so. As I’ve written a number of times in recent months, this is not the misogyny of the 2008 campaign, but only because so many of us women are older now and we are so done with this.
Trump is rich and powerful, and he’s made it popular again to say misogynist things out loud — to treat women as nothing more than a distraction and an invitation to misbehave. And people love him for it.
Washington (AFP) – A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women. The hashtag #YesAllWomen was launched to allow women to share stories of misogyny in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s assault on Friday […]