Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Not On MY Fucking Watch, Trump



I'm livid. Absolutely fucking livid.

Look, I realize that we all have election fatigue and the dumb shit that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth has become normal, everyday fare at this point. I normally follow politics as more of a hobby, but as a concerned citizen I'm really fucking pissed. And I have something to say...

This is the latest and greatest by Donald Trump. By now Trump's idiocy shouldn't surprise anyone, but I want to tell you what his comments mean for WOMEN.

I'm sure that, like me, many of you Janes have a few failed relationships under your belt. My first marriage was to a narcissistic man who was a serial cheater. At the beginning of our relationship, he was taken to court to prove paternity for a child with a woman whom he denied sleeping with (yes, the child was his). Fast forward past several other side flings and you come to the coup de grĂ¢ce... as a military recruiter, he started an inappropriate relationship with his female 18-year-old high school recruit. Once the relationship was discovered by the school's principal, my ex was immediately punished. That was the end of his career AND our 7-year marriage. Yes, I stayed with this douchebag for 7 fucking years and attempted to salvage something while he continued to pull shit like this.

I can't begin to tell you the turmoil I experienced during that time. But, if you are a woman that has had a failed relationship of any sort or a woman that has experienced sexual assault, you know exactly how I felt. I'm talking about finding a way to pick yourself up off the bathroom floor after hours of uncontrollable sobbing. Questioning your own self-worth every day. Losing 20 pounds in a matter of weeks because the stress and turmoil of a failed relationship leaves you with no appetite. The damage that you cause in future relationships because your trust has been shattered so badly that you inadvertently carry that shit over. The months in therapy to work through your roller coaster of emotions just to get through your days like a normal, functioning human being.

THIS is what women go through when men treat them as Donald Trump does. When men brag about attempted trysts with married women, call women pigs, suggest actions that equate to sexual assault, etc. - it's not funny. It's not "entertainment." You know what it is? It's fucking bullshit. Are we're willing to overlook the damage these actions cause to women and let this asshat represent our country? And, as a country, do we really worship money and fame so much that we're willing to put our women and daughters at risk?

Not on my fucking watch.

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