We need to open our eyes

He took her furniture shopping. Maybe she bought a new lamp, a picture, or a comfy new couch, to him though it wasn’t just furniture shopping. Apparently shopping for furniture was his way of trying to “move on her.”

 A 2005 recording of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women was leaked, and everyone is in an uproar. Billy Bush, a radio and television host was conversing with Trump in this audio.

In the audio you can hear trump saying explicit and demeaning comments about women. Towards the end of the audio he says a comment that has shocked a surplus of people.

 “I've gotta use some tic tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything,” Trump said.

 Billy Bush is laughing in the background like a comedian cracked a good-humored joke.

Trump continues to spit words of ignorance.

“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything,” he said.

I find his comments absolutely appalling, he’s not just spewing nauseating words, he’s condoning sexual assault.

His explanation? It’s just “locker-room talk.”

Chris Klume a former Minnesota Vikings punter wrote a letter to Donald Trump that has gone viral. In this letter he expressed what really is said in locker rooms. According to Klume what was talked about in the locker-room was far fetched from the sort of bullshit that has echoed from Trump’s mouth. These men talked about their families, travel, money, and if they did talk about women it didn’t even compare to Trump’s remarks.

 “We talk about women (and sex!). We talk about wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, fans, and groupies. Most guys’ respect women, some guys don't, but never have I heard anyone use your particularly disgusting brand of sadism that refers to women as objects and not people. Even the most debauched club-hopping party animal talks about women more civilly than you. We don't let each other talk like that about women, because it lessens our humanity, and even though we're modern-day gladiators, we still hold ourselves accountable to the idea of basic human decency,” Klume wrote.

As if this audio leakage is bad enough, Trump is currently undergoing a lawsuit in which a woman alleges that Donald Trump raped her when she was just thirteen years old. According to nydailynews.com a woman’s lawsuit alleging Donald Trump raped her when she was 13 will soon get a hearing before a judge — but not until after the presidential election.

Manhattan Federal Judge Ronnie Abrams has scheduled a hearing for Dec. 16.  There have been other allegations of sexual assault including an allegation from Trump’s ex-wife.

 This man is clearly unfit to run this country, and it baffles me that he degrades women the way he does. His comments suggest that he views women as merely objects.

I find his comments highly offensive, especially the one where he said a woman must be “hot” to be a journalist. From someone who wants to be a journalist, Donald Trump you have never been more far fetched. My appearance has nothing to do with my character and integrity. My curiosity, critical thinking, and my hunger to deliver news are going to get me far as a journalist.

The sooner people open their eyes and see that this man is misogynistic and ill-equipped the better we will be.


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