Are women striking back?
A spate of recent allegations involving criminal sexual misconduct and harassment continues to dominate the news and reputations and careers have been destroyed. Why now? Many of the reported incidents took place several years ago, even decades. Trump is getting blamed for an awful lot of things, but his actions and words may have triggered a resurgence of the women’s movement. We should not forget that Trump narrowly defeated the first ever woman running for president and his behaviour towards Clinton during the campaign was not only derogatory, it showed a total lack of respect.
Trump’s attitude in general towards women and his total disregard for women’s rights and what he has tried to take away may eventually become his political undoing. He may have awakened a sleeping giant and he would do well to study the following line from Shakespeare; hell hath seen no fury as a woman scorned.
Women are waking up to a new political reality: if you want to keep what you’ve gained over the past decades in regards to equality, access and rights, you’d better be prepared to fight for those rights.
Trump’s divisive and derisive attitude, especially towards women and minorities may explain a new attitude, a newfound courage to battle injustice. After all, women do make up fifty percent of the voter base. Bill Bes Woodstock