Trump Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault Experienced by Millions

Donald Trump’s sexist comments hit a new low when a lewd video was released close to the November elections, in which a newly married Trump said his celebrity gave him the permission to grab women’s genitalia, although the word he actually used is one he used to disparage Ted Cruz.[i] He also called a female reporter a vulgar word for female genitals that starts with a “c.” All of Utah’s Republican leaders revoked their endorsements of him, along with other party leaders like Senator John McCain. The positive outcome is Trump generated consciousness-raising about sexual assault. When Canadian author Kelly Oxford asked women to tweet their “first assaults,” in a few hours she quickly received almost 10 million stories of assault, and millions more kept coming to @kellyoxford.

[i] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/07/ryan-mcconnell-silent-on-lewd-trump-video/

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