Locker Room talk – acceptable or not?

Bimbo. Pig. Slob. Fat. Disgusting animal. These are just some of the words Donald Trump has used to describe women. Yes, the man who is hoping to become the president, and, in all probability, trying to get women to vote for him, has addressed women as such. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.    A flood of women have come forward to accuse the Republican nominee of sexual harassment and, in some cases, assault. While Trump has denied all accusations of wrongdoing, he was also caught on tape suggesting he could kiss any woman he wants, and even described groping them. Trump thinks that just because he is successful and famous, he can do whatever he pleases to women.    Trump has defended his comments, simply referring to them as “locker room talk.” It is abundantly clear, though, that Trump’s way of speaking about women has not been limited to a single place, time, or conversation. Trump seems to just have an issue with women all around. Let’s just have a look at the many, many times Trump has disrespected women throughout history.

First off, probably one of Trumps most notorious rants against women: Rosie O’Donnell. “Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.” Trump said. It’s unclear where this hatred comes from, but it is unnecessary and unfair.

Journalist Megan Kelly hosted the first republican debate of the campaign and proceeded to give Trump a hard time over previous sexist comments he made in the past. Trump, for some reason, could not understand why she would come at him like this, and chalked her questioning up to her being a “bimbo” and that she was menstruating. Trump said: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

There are so many more incidents, I could go on forever about Trumps sexist comments. But what about actual women’s issues? Such as abortion, equal pay, child care, paid family leave, or sexual harassment? Trump has no mention of these issues on his website. In order to figure out his stance on these issues, we have to listen to his statements.

For example, Trump has voiced his support for equal pay, saying that if they do the same job, they should make the same amount of money. But he then countered that statement, saying “You’re gonna make the same if you do as good a job.”

Hillary Clinton has been a firm advocate of women’s rights throughout her whole political career. Stating clearly on her website, “Too often, these are called women’s issues. Well, I am a proud lifelong fighter for women’s issues, because I firmly believe what’s good for women is good for America.”

I am not trying to say that one candidate is better for the presidency. All I’m trying to say is that Trump is not here for women. Trump will never be here for women. Trump has been a misogynist all his life and nothing will change that. Women, if you want what is best for you, all I ask of you is to just weigh your options.

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