The United States of America used to be the country that everyone wanted to visit. We were the land of hope and opportunity. All of that changed in 2016.
We switched from a government that was about tolerance and equality, to a radically conservative cabinet. At the helm is a man who jokes about grabbing women by the pussy. This same man has been trying to appeal to "suburban women" and promise that their husbands will return to work.
Additionally, this president berates any woman who challenges his radical thoughts.
We saw this with VP nominee Kamala Harris. Trump didn't respect her enough to say her name correctly. He called her a "monster," and he questioned if she was an American citizen (she is a Cali girl, born and bred. More than that, she is a fucking American! Have some respect!).
Trump also likes to disparage NY Rep Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. He brings her up at nearly every rally, in every tweet, and in every interview (including the presidential debates, when he referred to her as AOC+3). Trump's disdain for Ocasio-Cortez has inspired other ring-wing radicals to go for the jugular. Ted Yoho, a Republican rep from Florida, referred to her as "disgusting, crazy, dangerous, and a fucking bitch."
We also watched the kidnapping attempt of Governor Whitmer of Michigan. Donald Trump did nothing to help the Governor. All he did was berate and mock her in public.
Recently, I wrote about how over 90% of people on this PLANET have a bias against women. Among the 90% of haters, we had 28% who think it's justified that a man HITS a woman.
Here in America, Trump has made it socially acceptable for men to engage in abuse and misogyny. Young boys are seeing Trump behave in this way, and now they are following his example. Young girls are now following the examples of Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, Melania Trump, and now Amy Coney Barrett. People think it's acceptable to put women back in second, third, fourth, fifth place.
We had women who fought and died so we wouldn't resort back to this bullshit!
The problem we face is, we don't have many women in Congress. Women are still fighting for parity. We hold 25% of the Senate seats, and 23% of the House seats. 51% of the US population is female! How can we hold so little seats in our own government?
Trump is the problem. Trump's behavior and attitude toward women is the problem. Look at Amy Coney Barrett. He handpicked a "handmaiden" to hold the highest seat, only because she is subservient. She will rule how he wants her to rule. It is ingrained in her to submit to men. She wasn't raised to have a single free thought in her mind. She was brought up by domineering Christian parents, and she doesn't know any better.
Folks, here's my point: Our kids are learning from Trump, and the rest of the administration, that it's okay to be vicious and abusive. Boys are learning it is acceptable to be domineering, and girls are learning that they need to be subservient. These are behaviors that boys and girls will bring into adulthood. There will be more domestic abuse and more death. I was a kid who grew up in an abusive home (from ages 3 to 7. I was heavily abused, as was my birth mother). The behavior I've seen from Trump and many others is very triggering.
I wanted to share the above gap to show you where America is, in terms of domestic abuse and unwanted advances. We have the 3rd HIGHEST percentage of violence toward women.
During a time where we all need to work together, life in the US has become a race war, sex war, cultural war, and religious war. It's a civil war. Trump is fighting the wrong wars. We need to fight coronavirus. We all need to come together (our entire world) and battle TF out of this virus. Fighting each other will only cause more death.
I am praying fervently (and I'm not even religious) that we are blessed with a new administration. Trump needs to go. As I have been saying for months now, we won't survive another 4 years of Trump, especially those of us who are female, a person of color, and those who are LGBTQIA+.
The abuse needs to end NOW! We need to be the true UNITED States of America.