Trump was predatory during the last debate, and he scares me to death.
To be forthcoming, y’all need to know I am Canadian. But that does not change the fact the strongest country on our the planet, a super force in our world, is deciding my Country’s fate and the World’s. When the great USA elects their next President, our entire environment is affected. History has proven this to us. And exactly why the decisions of American’s in this next election is my business.
I’m not going to pretend I am a political genius; I am nothing of the sort, but I do my best to educate myself when it comes to my future and my children’s future. Therefore I have done my best to keep myself informed during this Presidential campaign. Including watching Sunday Night’s Debate.
It is evident there are many issues with both candidates. We could spend hours discussing each of their transgressions during this campaign and in their past. I am not here to do that today; we are all entitled to our opinions, and this is mine. So please don’t fill the comment section with trite views or he-said-she-said bullshit, I will not respond.
I merely want to discuss what I observed last night during the debate. Something that is infinitely critical to the future of our children and should not be ignored.
Not only did I find Donald Trump’s body language to be predatory, but it also frightened me.
As someone who has experienced rape and rape culture first hand, I found myself watching a man ( who has the possibility of becoming the next President ), in absolute dismay and wonder. As he walked the stage, I was left feeling an all too familiar emotion; one almost every woman has had in their lifetime. The fear of the predatory man. He evoked a sense of terror in me that I have had sadly on too many occasions. I would hate to be in a dark alley with Donald Trump.
Every woman has had the sensation mentioned above on more than one occasion. Whether it be a man pushed her up against a wall in a hallway (without consent) or a man walked up to her on a dark street (meaning harm or not). Every woman I know has had the sense of terror rush through her body at the thought of having a man assault her. Sadly this is how we live, and Donald Trump is perpetuating Rape Culture. Not fixing it.
It took everything in me not to scream as I watched Donald Trump parade around that stage observing his need to exercise his supposed power. The power I believe he thinks he has over women, I mean let’s be honest we all heard him say, “Grab them by the pussy.” I guess this time I couldn’t believe how transparent it was.
Within minutes I was in utter disbelief. Trump was marauding and intimidating. His body language, something I have seen at the hands of a narcissistic abuser. Not only did he threaten his opponent but he also interrupted and belittled her so often the moderators had to ask him to stop. It was dumbfounding the parallels to injurious, and narcissistic behavior I have once felt in a relationship, one in which became dangerously abusive. Possibly that is why I see right through this man because I have felt his type of contempt. However, I think it is the time we all do.
We cannot as women or men, allow the next President of the United States to take our power away. To allow our children to see this type of abusive conduct.
Women already live in a world where we carry mace and lock keys in our fists in the form of a weapon, simply to walk to our car parked on the far side of a parking lot. We live in a world where we are continually called crazy for having an opinion and discredited as quickly for speaking it. There is no way we should accept behavior like this, if not for ourselves, our children. Not from any man, but especially not from a man who wants to rule the most powerful country in our world.
You can find the full debate here.