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‘grab ’em by the p*ssy’ is just ‘locker room talk’, but on the field athletes must ‘respect’ symbols of black oppression? foh

September 27, 2017
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The shameful, degrading words President Trump was caught saying in that Access Hollywood video, “Grab ‘em by the p*ssy“, has most commonly been described (by men) as “locker room talk”. Implying that there’s a place for men to brag about r*aping women. Filthy dialogue like this that dehumanizes women to the point where men feel that femmes have zero autonomy.

““When you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.” Sure sounds a lot like, “She was practically begging for it.”

“It” and “anything” being the whatever sexual objectification that man has imagined that you want him to do to you. And since it’s in his head, the option to consent is ripped away from whichever woman he chooses. Humanity voided.

Donald Trump, his voters, his supporters, and his apologists have all signaled, if not stated explicitly, that this violent discourse is appropriate for athletes and celebrities to use in their locker rooms and green rooms, but once the former steps out onto the field for the pre-game anthem, these men are expected to display unquestioning support for a totem, to treat America’s theme song with more respect than they do half the population. And I call bullshit.


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