Sexual Assault Is Locker Room Talk Of Sexual Predators
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
– Donald Trump
According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), sexual assault refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include:
- Penetration of the victim’s body, also known as rape
- Attempted rape
- Forcing a victim to perform sexual acts, such as oral sex or penetrating the perpetrator’s body
- Fondling or unwanted sexual touching
I went to an all-boy’s private school, a bastion of white privilege. I heard no talk of raping or sexually assaulting women. I’m not saying it didn’t happen, but I never heard it. I went to an Ivy League University and had friends in many different fraternities. There, I did see some questionable actions, many of which were unfortunate, but not talk of those actions before nor afterwards. Men generally don’t talk about violating women in this manner.
Whether you believe him or not, Trump said he did it. With his “apology” that turned into an attack on Bill Clinton’s infidelity and alleged sexual assault, we now have a man caught bragging about sexual assault using alleged victims to shield himself from scrutiny. That’s right. Sexual assault is now top political news because a proud perpetrator of it is using victims of it to score points against the woman he’s running against.
Of course none of this matters to Trump’s supporters. The sad reality is that for them, if Donald Trump grabbed Hillary’s pussy at the debate, he would get arrested for sexual assault, but he would not lose any support. Trump is not a man and people who think men talk this way need to associate with a better class of men.