Being a woman in the age of Donald Trump

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I think we can safely say that we have observed a trend amongst Trump supporters, whether they be members of Congress or peripheral players, and that is a bias against women. Donald Trump has surrounded himself with men who have been accused of domestic violence and have displayed a chronic disrespect for the institution of marriage, even as the GOP paints itself as the party of family values. And of course, there is Trump’s own record of predatory behavior.

Trump has been accused of raping, sexually assaulting, and sexually harassing nineteen different women, not to mention walking in on half-naked Miss Teen USA contestants (that’s right, Miss Teen). And let us dare not forget Trump’s infatuation with his own daughter and the crude things he has said about her. There is no getting around the mounting evidence that the pussy-grabber-in chief belongs to a class of lecherous, old dinosaurs who prey on what they consider the weaker sex.

Trump and his insulating layer of misogynistic toadies are being exposed as untrustworthy, spineless second-rate mafia characters. As a result, mainstream Americans are so repulsed by Trump’s behavior, and the behavior of his associates, they have come out in force to protest against him. But this has not stopped the Trump propaganda machine from performing for the cameras in feigned outrage (yes, we’re looking at you, Lindsey Graham), declaring to all who are willing to listen that there is a witch hunt about, a veritable attack on men in general and the important offices they hold.

Really, though, what we are seeing here is the decline of a failing empire of aging white men who play by a different set of rules than the rest of us. This geriatric band of treasonous lawmakers wants to convince the public that despite what you hear, you should take them at their word, despite all evidence to the contrary.

   

What Donald Trump and his cronies have failed to realize is that the age when their brutish tactics were considered somewhat acceptable has passed, and despite how charming they attempt to act for the cameras, women are no longer going to be silent victims of their abuse. Men like Trump and Roy Moore and Brett Kavanaugh, to name a few, may occupy many seats in our government, but their time there is limited. No longer is the American public willing to be misdirected by their words when their actions show a different story.

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