Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Locker Room Talk

I believe that the "Locker Room Talk" excuse Donald Trump gave for his talk advocating sexual assault will perpetuate the worst of the 'Masculine ideal' much like his thinly veiled racism has given thinly veiled racists the, um, audacity to remove their thin veils. Make America White Again

 The fact he even opted to go the "Locker Room Talk" route shows how deeply embedded rape culture is in our society and how necessary it is for men to reverse and condemn this horror. Locker rooms are, supposedly, men only rooms and according to Trump, in men only rooms, us men like to giggle at our rape prowess. His comments will undoubtedly get a woman hurt because some "man" will take his non-apology as a permission slip to talk about and grab women without their consent, then shrug it off as something not to be hot mic'd. He disgraces any concept of masculinity that I. as a man, would embrace and he hides, cowardly, behind gender constructs that have perpetuated the abuse of women for years. Let us all not shy away from that truth and let us all condemn his comments as well as his excuse for what they are- misogyny.

Locker Room Talk

For Many Women, Trump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’ Brings Memories of Abuse

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