By Tam Nguyen.
The recent heated presidential debate has provoked profound outrage as the world witnessed numerous acrimonious and derogatory remarks against women from one of the candidates. Mr. Donald Trump was heard, on national news broadcast, boasting about his past aggressive sexual assault towards women. Following the debate, Trump continuously received multiple sexual harassment allegations and a video showing his bragging about attacking and kissing women against their will. Evoked by this impulsive and outrageous behavior, various female celebrities has responded with powerful speech and tweets on social media denouncing Mr. Trump.
First Lady Michelle Obama came out with her campaign speech criticizing Trump’s insulting attitude towards women.
“It’s one of countless examples of how he has treated women his whole life. And I have to tell you that I listen to all of this and I feel it so personally, and I’m sure that many of you do too, particularly the women. The shameful comments about our bodies. The disrespect of our ambitions and intellect. The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman.
It is cruel. It’s frightening. And the truth is, it hurts. It hurts. It’s like that sick, sinking feeling you get when you’re walking down the street minding your own business and some guy yells out vulgar words about your body”
Lea Delaria, a member of the “Orange is the new black” crew, posted “CAST & CREW OF OITNB SAYS FUCK YOU TRUMP” on Twitter on October 14th. The attached photo is the whole cast wearing shirts with the line “Vaginas against Trump.”
It is clear that Americans, especially American women, have seen enough of Trump’s pretentious superiority. The debate has exposed Trump’s inborn hostility towards women and his incapability of treating women equally and rightly. Trump’s performance throughout his campaign and over the course of his life has put a big question mark on his suitability for the presidential chair.
Fat, dog, pig, disgusting animals are some of the few titles Donald Trump has given to women over the years. The candidate is also recorded calling Miss Universe “Miss Piggy”, insulting female celebrities such as Angelina Jolie or Heidi Klum by stating that they are too fat or ugly. Undoubtedly, this outlandish behavior is the direct opposite to what Americans expect from their president. Beside being a serial liar and racist, Trump’s rude and impulsive behavior reveals his intrinsic nature as an extreme sexist. The bigoted candidate is the direct reflection of the antiquated, ancient biased society with obsolete notions about women which have caused gender discrimination and the deprivation of basic women’s rights. Trump acts in a way that places dictatorship ahead of respect for the law and reason. Predictably, if Trump is elected, America is bound to experience a social retrogression.