Today I am scratching my head, confused, puzzled, bewildered, baffled, befuddled, perplexed. (Yes, I used a thesaurus). Why is Filosofa all of the above, you ask. Because there is something that I simply do not, cannot understand and I am asking you, dear readers, if any one of you can explain this phenomenon to me. My question is that, in light of all the sexist, demeaning remarks Donald Trump has made about women (see below), why are some 30% of women in the republican party still supporting and defending this buffoon? Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Gurley Brown, Betty Friedan, Julia Ward Howe, Margaret Sanger, Sojourner Truth and many others who fought so long and hard for women’s rights must be turning over in their graves today. Have we, as women, forgotten those struggles, have we forgotten that once we were not allowed to vote, nor even to speak in church, that we had no control over our own bodies, could neither own property nor divorce our husbands? Have we forgotten a time when the vast majority of women were seen as tools for bearing & rearing children, cooking meals, keeping “home & hearth”, and not much more? Or do we simply no longer care and are we willing to return to being simply “objects” put on earth to do the bidding of men? Are we willing to be mocked, criticized, and demeaned? Or are we somehow no longer intelligent enough to see what this person stands for, to see that he is not merely “outspoken”, but a cruel and brutal man? Do we really wish to return to the days when women were expected to be kept “barefoot and pregnant”? Well, I can only speak for one woman … myself. And I am telling you that my answer to all of the above is a resounding “NO!!!” Not only will I not support Donald Trump, but I will shout from the highest proverbial rooftop to all who will listen that he is not funny, not sincere, not a “truth-teller”, not a good man nor a kind one. He is a narcissistic bully who will destroy all that women have worked to build throughout the centuries, if given a chance. I will do everything in my power to see that he is never given that opportunity!
This is a list of the 18 most disparaging comments Trump has made about women according to Huffington Post:
1 That giving your wife “negotiable assets” is a terrible mistake.
2 That women are essentially aesthetically-pleasing objects.
3 That sexual assault in the military is totally expected.
4 That women on “The Apprentice” need to rely on sex appeal.
5 That bad press doesn’t matter as long as you have a sexy girlfriend.
6 That a woman MUST be hot in order to be a journalist.
7 That pumping breast milk is “disgusting.”
8 That all women hate prenups, because they are gold diggers.
9 That women have a “great act” going on to trick men.
10 That Hillary would be a bad president because of her husband’s actions.
11 That Angelina Jolie has dated too many guys to be attractive.
12 That Bette Midler’s “ugly face and body” are offensive. Pot calling the kettle black
13 That Rosie O’Donnell is “crude, rude, obnoxious and dumb.” Pot calling the kettle black again
14 That the best line in any movie is this beautiful gem: “My favorite part [of ‘Pulp Fiction’] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: ‘Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.”
15 That a journalist who offended him had an ugly face.
16 That Cher is ‘lonely’ and ‘a loser’ because she doesn’t support him.
17 That women fawn all over him because he is rich and powerful.
18 That the ladies on “The Apprentice” are all super in to him.
Now back to my original question: Why do women continue to support and defend this person? (Sorry, but I choke every time I try to refer to him as a “man” … in my book a man has very different attributes than Trump). I found the following answers to this question online:
“I like that he’s not politically correct,” said Michelle Letner, a 48-year-old commercial cleaner from Medina, Ohio, who donated $225 to Team Trump. On the derogatory names Kelly brought up during the debate, Letner—who said she’s never donated to a candidate in the past – said, “I have no problem with a man being a man. I like him because he’s real. He’s saying it like it is. If you want to be treated like a lady, act like a lady.”
Lori Pesta, creator of the Women For Donald Trump Facebook page – which has nearly 2,000 likes – is going as far to organize a “national women for Trump” day across the country on Oct. 18. “We want to show our support that women are behind Donald Trump, as are men as well … I think Donald Trump is very pro-women,” said the Atlanta resident
While Trump has repeatedly claimed that he would be “the best for women”, he offers no details on this statement and when recently asked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, his reply was, “As far as questions like that … I’m not going to do it on this show and I don’t want to discuss it on this show. I want to discuss those questions at a debate. But all I can say on women’s issues and women’s health issues, there will be nobody better than Donald Trump.” Oh yes, I can only imagine what he has in store for the women of this nation. And believe me, it does not include our choice in any matter, but our future will be in the hands of the buffoon and his male minions.
Women are certainly not the only group Trump hates … his list includes Muslims, Jews, Hispanics and African-Americans. In fact, the only group he seems to have any use for are white Anglo-Saxon males. I only chose women to talk about today, as it is one of the groups that I can personally identify with and I am simply amazed at the level of support he is getting from those who I used to call my “soul sisters”. So now … I am appealing to you, loyal readers, to help me to understand this craziness. Does anybody reading this post actually support Trump? If so, please enlighten me as to your reasons. I am genuinely curious. Meanwhile, if any of my readers actually has access to Trump, please feel free to share this post with him! I really want him to know how I feel and what I think! Perhaps he will even come “punch me in the face”!