Donald Trump Sees Women as Sex Objects: So What?

Donald Trump on cover of Playboy. Cover is linked and copyrighted and appears here for illustrative purposes.

Donald Trump on cover of Playboy. Cover is linked and copyrighted and appears here for illustrative purposes.

Some of Donald Trump’s most prominent supporters are now backing away because of a 10-year-old tape in which he jokes about kissing women without asking and grabbing their genitals.  Why?  Haven’t they been paying attention?

The three-time married Donald Trump had an affair with his then future-second wife while married to his first, and impregnated her.  He’s bragged about his womanizing in both speech and writing.

In addition, he promised to water-board terrorist suspects (which could include women) and do “more than that” even if it meant violating international treaties against torture.  He promised to bomb fighters in Syria and “take our their families,” killing innocents including women and children in acts which could well be treated as war crimes, and then take their oil and sell it.

Then he wanted to violate the Constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion by barring all Muslims (including women) from coming to America.

His primary campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again,” which literally means he is saying that America, which certainly includes women, is not a great nation.  (If you don’t believe that’s what it means, ask an English teacher.)

What happened with his continuing statements that were so outrageous they could be considered increasingly Anti-American?  His popularity in America increased.

Now a 10-year-old tape of him making crude comments about women to another guy surfaces.  So what?  These are the same sort of comments probably millions of American men say to other American men when there aren’t any women around.  But suddenly many of his supporters are shocked at Donald Trump’s morality in regard to women.

Why?  Haven’t they been paying attention?

This blog borrows from Time Magazine’s Person of the Year: The Short List, No. 3, Donald Trump

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About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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18 Responses to Donald Trump Sees Women as Sex Objects: So What?

  1. For those who don’t know me, I’m a borderline fanatical personist, which is like a feminist only not just for females but for everybody. One time years ago, I was the only guy to show up to participate in a small local feminist protest (many women looked at me very suspiciously–perhaps a little sexism on their part).

    So I’m secure enough in my own personist practices that I can make a seeming sexist headline (although perhaps not so secure in others’ perception, which is why I added this comment to my own post).

  2. Bobbie Schafer says:

    John Taylor Gatto is one of my heroes. He was the recipient of teacher of the year in both New York City and the state of New York, and during his last award, he gave his resignation, stating that he had to break all the bureaucratic rules in place to get the amazing teaching success rate he did. He has written numerous books on the subject of education in America, amongst those, “Dumbing us Down”, and The Underground History of Education in America”. He speaks of how our educational system was based on the Prussian army – teach the youth to follow the rules and become useful, productive members of society. He speaks of how the really great contributions to our society often came from people who dropped out of college, and even high school. He speaks of how schools today teach us what to think, not how to think. Sadly, it’s very true. When my son was 12, being tested at a local school for his triennial IEP, an announcement came on over the loudspeaker, stating which class won the award for standing quietly in line and following directions while they walked to the assembly, David calmly asked the testing teacher why classes were being awarded for standing in lines, because aren’t we supposed to be in school for academic reasons? She had no answer to give him, and he finished his vocabulary test and topped it out at the 30 year old level (did I mention I had been homeschooling him for one year at that point?). I blame our public school system for people’s ability to not think for themselves, to listen to what someone tells them without checking facts, group think mentality, and a host of other ills in our society, because it may start with the parent, but sometimes by age 3 children are becoming indoctrinated with what is expected of them, rather than teaching them to find out what to expect from the world they will become a part of, and how to change the things that are wrong. No child left behind, common core; all wastes of taxpayers money, and somehow the public doesn’t see society becoming “dumbed down”, because they’ve been trained not to. Be a good citizen, follow the rules, don’t make a fuss, look at the mess the ’60’s were with all those protests, and people just got hurt and nothing happened (oh, but it did, but you’d have to be able to think for yourself to do research on what really happened); my Gods, the board of education in Texas even changed history by rewriting their history books! People say the schools need more money – no, they don’t, they need a complete overhaul, and anyone who throws $ at an education bill is going to be one of the many who are stunned when our nation moves more quickly towards the bottom of the education scale. So no, I am not surprised by the people who support Trump, and keep supporting him as his atrocities become known. Everyone has atrocities in their closets, and the people who want the job the most are the ones we should not let near an office. The old saying that those who do not know the mistakes of history are doomed to repeat them is true; the sad part is the few of us who know our history are doomed to have to deal with the fallout because the majority do not.

    • I don’t hate anything but I totally don’t like standardized testing. When I started teaching first grade in California in 2012 they had the STAR program starting with second grade, but they got rid of it a year later. They went to the CAASPP which puts more emphasis on communication skills, analytical thinking and problem solving. It’s not perfect but it’s a lot better than STAR was.

      Getting back to Donald Trump, he wants like $20 billion so people can choose which school they want to go to. But that money could go to religious schools and schools for profit, and some of them don’t teach real history or science. And the money would be pulled from public schools. Like that’s going to make them better?

    • In my opinion, this deserves to be its own blog post. Thanks for your ideas.

  3. Vernon King Avaritt III says:

    You forgot that he wants to use nukes

    • Thanks for your suggestion.

      I have not seen any substantiated report that Donald Trump wants to use nuclear weapons. But he did say, “Somebody hits us within ISIS, you wouldn’t fight back with a nuke?” To me, that is like the Allies in World War II saying, “Now that France is German, we should attack France.” The people of France did not vote for rule by Germany, and the people of Iraq and Syria did not vote for rule by ISIS. Certainly, using nuclear weapons against that part of the world would destroy many innocent men, women, and children.

      • Tom T. Trucker says:

        War is Hell. Innocent people die. That’s just the way it is. If ISIS doesn’t want war, they shouldn’t have started one.

  4. You know I love you Alden and you’ve done so much more for women’s rights than I have even though I’m a woman. But really I have to disagree on this. Trump keeps talking about how much he respects women and then we learn what he really thinks. Women need to know that.

    But really people keep acting like there’s only two candidates for president and only two can debate. There’s Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), and Darrell Castle (Constitution). Everyone has a choice other than just Donald or Hillary.

  5. Bobbie Schafer says:

    The school issue could be its own post, but I mainly brought it up to show how people think (or don’t) now, and how it’s all come about over a long period of time, leading to people believing Trump is not so bad as he seems. I admit, I did get carried away. 🙂

  6. Tom T. Trucker says:

    That was just locker room talk. Hillary wants to take away our guns. That’s the real issue.

    • Rev. Bootie says:

      Donald Trump knows what he wants to reach for. That’s the real issue. Grab it while you can!

  7. Pet Girl says:

    Yea, like this is news? We all knew he was a pussy grabber! I mean like kittens and cougars. 😛

  8. Vernon King Avaritt III says:

    Trump is scary. I know how he can get Mexico to pay for the wall. Nuke a Mexican city as a warning. God! I hate my imagination

  9. Melvin says:

    Support our new President Trump! God bless Donald Trump! All hail God Emperor Trump! We love you!

  10. Sigmund Cash says:

    Donald Trump is entitled.

  11. Itchy Eyes says:

    It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable folks on this topic, however, you appear to be there’s more you are talking about! Thanks

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