Donald Trump’s misogyny matters whether you’re a woman or not
By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI
As part of the liberal media, I have been working night and day to rig this election for Hillary Clinton and I am exhausted. And I know what you’re thinking: “D’Anne (as we are on a first name basis), you’re not supposed to admit that! It’s all supposed to be done in secret.” But Donald Trump has exposed the plan, so the pussy is out of the bag.
At this point 10 women have come out publicly claiming to be the victims of a whole host of sexual misconduct by Trump. The candidate denies it all, even claiming that some of the women weren’t attractive enough to molest in the first place.
Look, Trump’s misogyny matters whether or not you’re a woman because misogyny is at the root of anti-LGBT animus. Gay men are hated for “acting like women.” Lesbians are hated for “acting like men” and not having sex with men or existing to please heterosexual men. Bisexuals straddle both of these worlds. And the very idea of being trans is the ultimate “insult” to heterosexist gender norms. As some people who don’t understand, or care to understand, see it, to be a man who wants to be a woman is unfathomable in a world where women are considered inferior.
So when Donald Trump brags about being able to grab women “by the pussy” and still has people supporting him, it is alarming not just because it demonstrates Trump’s total disregard for women as human beings. It also reveals a sick and limited idea of gender roles that puts heterosexual men at the top of the gender hierarchy, and everyone else existing only in relationship to whatever heterosexual men deem them good for.
We’ve made so much progress in this country when it comes to LGBT rights, but Trump is a painful reminder of how much more work we have to do. So get out there and “rig” the “election” by “voting” for “Hillary Clinton” on Nov. 8 at your “local” polling “place.” (As for the “quotes,” the liberal “media” and its “legions” know what I “mean.” Wink, “wink.”)
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