Carol Robertson is a staunch Donald Trump supporter. When asked about the sexual assault and rape allegations her candidate of choice is currently facing, Robertson told a CNN reporter that she thinks these women need to “grow a set.”
“You know, it’s been a lot of years. Get over it,” she uttered, minimizing their experiences to nothing more than finding a strand of hair in a cup of soup.
While it’s jarring to hear a woman defend sexual assault, Robertson isn’t the only female who attends rallies for a candidate who has demonstrated on numerous occasions that he thinks of women as second class citizens who deserve to be called “fat pigs“, or worthless if he doesn’t consider them attractive.
Wisconsin voter Debbie Shields says she believes that Trump is a “loving and compassionate father who was chosen by God “for a time as this.” Another Wisconsin woman who only goes by Shirley also told CNN that Trump’s character flaws aren’t really that big of a deal. She believes Democrats “have no issues they can win on, so all they can do is try to pick on Trump and his character.”
When TYT field reporter Jordan Chariton asked an unidentified female Trump fan whether she would in the very least be happy about the possibility of Hillary becoming the country’s first female president, she replied “Absolutely not. I don’t believe there should be a woman President…I just don’t believe it should be female leaders.”
What I never seem to understand about feminist-bashing conservative women is their inability to see how ironic it is that they attend political rallies, share their opinions and cast their ballots when the America they’re nostalgic about wouldn’t allow them to do any of those things. If a woman thinks that females have no place in politics, why isn’t she the kitchen making her husband a ham sandwich? Women are not to be heard, right? And to be honest, I wouldn’t mind never hearing from someone that ignorant again.
With four days left until the general election, poll numbers indicate that Trump and Hillary are in a tight race. It’s sobering to realize that there’s a huge chunk of the U.S. voting population that doesn’t think of sexual assault as something horrendous enough to disqualify a presidential candidate. When the topic of rape culture comes up, conservatives love to claim it’s much ado about nothing. But the reaction, or rather inaction, to these rape allegations demonstrates how dominant rape culture is in America.
There have only been a few times when right wingers made a big deal about rape, and the most recent example had to do with the transgender community wanting to use bathrooms that they identify with. Think about how voraciously conservatives supported North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law that would clearly discriminate against the trans community because they “worried” about the possibility of females getting raped in bathrooms.
The possibility of rape in bathrooms was Governor Pat McCrory’s ridiculous fear-mongering argument in favor of the law even though there hasn’t been any evidence to support the claim. On the contrary, Trump has been caught on tape talking about groping women, and grabbing them “by the pussy” without their consent. While Gov. McCrory condemned Trump’s language as “disgusting” he hasn’t turned his back on Republican candidate.
Aside from the more than dozen women who have come forward accusing Trump of assaulting them, his own ex wife Ivana accused him of violently raping her in the late 80s after he was furious about the plastic surgeon she referred him to. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen defended his client by arguing that “by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”
“It is true,” Cohen added. “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”
This election unequivocally proves that right wing Trump supporters don’t really care about the safety of women. Females have been a convenient prop to fit their discriminatory agenda, but when protecting them becomes inconvenient, the right kicks them to the curb. In fact, as soon as one of their own is accused of harming women in any way, they’re indifferent to say the least.
Donald Trump is citing his score on a routine cognitive test as proof he can solve the North Korea crisis better than Obama
In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Donald Trump brought up his score on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment as proof he is mentally capable of solving the escalating North Korea crisis.
According to Reuters, Trump blamed the tensions on the actions of his predecessors, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and said prior administrations “all realized they were going to have to leave it to a president that scored the highest on tests.”
Right-wing preacher justifies Trump’s Access Hollywood tape as God’s work
How do the same evangelicals who incessantly force-feed us their morals and family values manage to overwhelmingly support someone like Donald Trump? Especially when he gets caught on tape discussing how he moves in on women "like a bitch" and how he enjoys the occasional spontaneous pussy grab.
How exactly did white evangelicals reconcile Trump’s inability to resist desires of the flesh to the point where 80 percent voted for him?
Trump reverses protections for Americans with crippling student loan debt
One of the biggest obstacles to a healthy U.S. economy continues to be student loan debt, which an increasing number of people are defaulting on. Millions of people had not made a payment on $137 billion in federal student loans for at least nine months in 2016. That’s a 14 percent increase in defaults from the previous year.
So what was Trump’s response to the the already grotesque $1.2 trillion problem? He threw out what little protection borrowers had against shady debt collectors.
Around 8 million people are currently defaulting on their student loan debt. Just under half of those people took out loans through the discontinued Federal Family Education Loan Program. The program insured and subsidized loans from private lenders.