This political season has shown us there really is a war on women. Nothing has expressed this more that what has transpired since Friday. After the release of the 2005 tape about Trump and his views on what he can do to women, he was asked directly during the debate if he had done any of the things he bragged about on the tape. He said “no, I have never done those things.”
Unfortunately for him, more and more women are coming forward with their stories of how he did sexually assault them. Needless to say his response to these allegations are typical Trump talk. He accuses all of these women as be outlandish liars.
To put this into some perspective, Kellyanne Conway was asked about his comment at the debate saying Hillary Clinton would be in jail if he were President. She replied that it was a “quip and we shouldn’t take him literally so much.”
Which begs the question: When should we take him literally and when should we not? For example, should we take him literally when he say he is going to “make America great again”? Should we take him seriously when he discusses his immigration plans or economic plans?
Or, are we supposed to only NOT take him literally when he brags about sexually assaulting women? This is not an over simplification of the problem. He wants us to believe him when he says Hillary Clinton is “crooked” or that Bill Clinton is a “rapist”. And then we are to believe him when women accuse him of the same things other women accused Bill Clinton about and he calls them liars.
He also fails to mention that Bill Clinton was “investigated” by a Special Prosecutor for years. Very little came out of that investigation that we didn’t already know. And by the way, that very same Special Prosecutor says he cannot support Trump.
The biggest “proof” from Trump and his camp that these accusations are false is because the “women did not report it at the time.” To his supporters, that is the nail in the coffin of these women and their lies.
However, when I was a Security Manager, I dealt with several women who were sexually assaulted or were victims of domestic abuse. Many times that domestic abuse would come to the workplace because the abuser knew where she worked.
I am not going to claim to be an expert on this, but the one thing I discovered was the reluctance of women to come forward with their accusations. Women who are victims of domestic abuse have many fears, and as far as I am concerned, they are valid fears.
They fear what will happen to them if they leave their husbands. The fear for the safety of their children. In most cases, they simply fear that they will “catch hell” from their abuser if they come forward. It is very difficult to speak with these women without being deeply affected yourself.
When it came to women who were sexually assaulted, the fears are also very real. You just need to look at the many cases of women reporting being raped on college campuses to see how terribly they are treated.
One of the most asked questions by “investigators” in rape cases is what were you wearing, how much were you drinking, and what did you do to encourage him? Just look at that question and you will understand why women are afraid to come forward.
When a woman comes forward, they are automatically accused of not being a victim, but the enabler who should have known better. They probably shouldn’t have worn a short skirt. They probably shouldn’t have done any drinking. They probably should have stayed away from the party.
Then they face the social stigma placed on them by their peers. Too many of their peers look at them as being responsible. Men look at them and wonder if “she is any good”. Many of them lose friends when they come forward.
That is only the “investigative” side of the case. Then she has to go through it all again at the trial. The defense attorney, doing their job, will make the same accusations against her. She will relive the whole mess again. Many women know this will happen, and they simply don’t want to go through that.
As a result, many sexual assault cases and many rape cases are not reported. Fear of being shamed for being a victim is simply too much for many women to handle. And, quite frankly, I don’t blame them.
The war on women has been raging on the right-wing for years. Conservatives are very quick to blame the women. Fox News has been on the record for a long time saying that in order not to be raped at a party, women simply should not drink alcohol.
With these women coming forward against Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh is complaining that we need to “watch for the rape police”. According to them, these women are in the wrong. They are conspiring against Donald Trump.
Never mind that their accusations mirror the bragging that Donald Trump did on that tape. Never mind that they want us to believe that the only pervert is Bill Clinton simply because they say so. No, the fault isn’t Donald Trump and his misogynist view of women. It is the women.
The war on women has become so bad, many of Trump supporters are now running a campaign called #repealthe19th. They now believe that we should take the right to vote away from women.
Instead of holding their hero to simple decency standards, it is much easier to blame women for his faults. After all, if women knew their place, Donald Trump wouldn’t be in such trouble of losing the election.
Anyone who claims to be a Christian who still backs Trump proves that their “belief in their religion” is a farce. They have no belief in religion, especially Christianity.
I have said before that Donald Trump is a dictator wannabe. All of this talk about repealing the 19th Amendment is proof of that desire. The talk of putting your opponent in jail if you get elected is more proof of that desire.
For many people in this country it is hard to understand how anyone could support this lunatic. The fact of the matter is that he is simply saying what these other lunatics want. They are not interested in an “all-inclusive” society.
What they really want is a white society that dictates the “freedoms” of the minorities, especially women. To these people, women are merely objects to be used whenever they want to use them.
They believe the only role a woman has is to spread her legs whenever a man says. They are sexual objects only designed to pleasure the male species. Other than that, we don’t need them.
And, they found their leader in Donald Trump. They found a candidate who believes exactly what they believe. That is why his supporters remain fervent. That is why he believes that “I can shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose any votes”.
The case of the bragging about sexually assaulting women, the accusers that have come forward, and the defending of this behavior makes me believe he is right.
Maybe if he is elected we will have a “weekly rape night”. That would fit nicely into Donald Trump’s “respect” for women. It will surely make his gorilla followers happy. Let’s see if he brings it up in the next debate.