IN THEIR OWN WORDS...
March 6, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Shortly after the election of the Trump-Pence regime, Sunsara Taylor wrote about the danger of their victory to women, in “What Trump’s Victory Means to Women: Unparalleled Danger and the Need for Massive Outpourings of Resistance.” She begins this way:
It is impossible to overstate the danger of the Trump/Pence victory to women. I am not talking about an undesirable but incremental “rollback of women’s rights.” I’m talking about a brutal beatdown intended to leave women bloodied and bruised, nursing their wounds in humiliated silence while cradling the rape babies they’ll be forced to bear. No, I am not fucking exaggerating.
Trump is a walking, talking embodiment of rape culture, of vindictive revenge, of cruel degradation and violence against women....
Trump has married this program with that of his vicious and cruel running mate. Mike Pence hails from the most extreme wing of the Christian fascists—what could accurately be called the American Taliban....
HERE THEY ARE, IN THEIR OWN WORDS...
How Trump’s wealth and fame give him the ‘freedom’ to sexually assault women: “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
And degrade them: “I did try and fuck her. She was married. I moved on her very heavily.... I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there and she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything.” [Talking to Billy Bush of Access Hollywood) on the set of the soap opera Days of Our Lives!]
Trump on the role, and ‘job,’ of women: “I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them [children]. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.” [On Howard Stern show, 2006]
“For a man to be successful he needs support at home, just like my father had from my mother, not someone who is always griping and bitching."
Trump upholding ugly male domination as expressed in the military: "26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military―only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?" [Trump tweet, 5/7/2013]
And to New York magazine, “Women, you have to treat them like shit.”
Donald Trump’s verbal assaults on Rosie O'Donnell:
a "degenerate," a "pig," a "fat pig," a "big pig," a "beast," a "slob," a "loser," "dumb," "desperate," and "fat."
After Rosie stopped responding to his insults: “I hit that big pig face.” [According to The New Yorker, 7/27/2015]
When Trump was asked by MSNBC‘s Chris Matthews: "Do you believe in punishment for abortion?" "The answer is that there has to be some form of punishment"... ["For the woman?"] "Yeah"...
In support of his bill to defund Planned Parenthood: "I long for the day that Roe v. Wade is sent to the ash heap of history." He signed legislation to require fetuses to be buried, or cremated: "I sign this legislation with a prayer that God would continue to bless these precious children, mothers and families."
He opposes homosexuals in the military: "Homosexuality is incompatible with military service because the presence of homosexuals in the ranks weakens unit cohesion."
He opposes LGBTQ citizens being covered by anti-discrimination laws: "Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexuals as a ‘discreet and insular minority’ entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities."
He opposed providing condoms to people in Africa in an effort to combat the epidemic of HIV: "The timeless values of abstinence and marital faithfulness before condom distribution are the cure for what ails the families of Africa. It is important that we not just send them money, but we must send them values that work."
He believes children are harmed emotionally if mothers work: "For years, we have gotten the message from the mouthpieces of the popular culture that you can have it all, career, kids and a two-car garage...Sure, you can have it all, but your day-care kids get the short end of the emotional stick.” [1997 op-ed, “Day-care Kids”]
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