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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:45 AM

The Guardian: Trump the predator - book release


Will this make any difference to the magapaths? Will this just reinforce the old white men's feeling that the dump is "one of them". A good old boy who knows how to have fun.

A new book uncovers fresh allegations of the presidentís inappropriate sexual behaviour.

We all know the story by now. In 2005, Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging that his fame allowed him to sexually assault women. In 2016, as he was running for president, that recording, the so-called Access Hollywood tape, was made public, resulting in a stream of women coming forward and alleging that Trump had groped or otherwise sexually assaulted them. He was elected anyway; the womenís stories didnít seem to matter. But they should.

If we have understood one thing in the two years since actor Alyssa Milano tweeted #MeToo, sending the then 11-year-old phrase viral, it is that when women are not listened to, men in positions of power are left free to abuse their authority. When the accused abuser is the president of the United States, those allegations and how they are handled matter all the more. Thanks to his bully pulpit, Trumpís words and actions resonate far beyond the deeds themselves.
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And then there is the question of collective responsibility. If we avert our eyes from the allegations of Trumpís abuse because we find it distasteful, we tacitly endorse his behaviour. When we dismiss or ignore his objectification and denigration of women, we legitimise it. Leaving these attitudes and actions unchecked allows them to proliferate.

Edited and extracted from All The Presidentís Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator by Barry Levine & Monique El-Faizy, published in the UK on 23 October by Trapeze

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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 10:46 AM

1. Please let Maria's story be in this book also.

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