So on Twitter over the weekend…

download…the hashtag “HillaryGropedMe” began trending in response to the multiple accusations against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and for the first time in a while, I was nearly stopped in my tracks with…with…frustration? Anger? Disgust?

It takes a lot to disgust me, but I waded in because having a flippant hashtag like that is precisely the kind of rape culture I don’t want to live with. Yes. Rape culture, a phrase you used to only hear from women’s studies majors but you know what? They’re right. We have normalized assault and he-said/she-said so much that when it’s she-sand and she-said and she-said and so did she, people feel they can dismiss a multitude of women because, well…what? Because it’s Donald Trump? And he lives in a special world where he can, in fact, grab women by their pussies and get away with it?

No, he doesn’t, and no, he can’t.

I get it. Innocent until proven guilty. But the preponderance of accusations gives one pause, and the answering of those accusations with insulting, woman-hating comments or worse is just too rough a row to hoe. I hereby express my intent to stop even trying to have a conversation with people who support this man. I’m done.

We have three weeks to wade through this mire. Ladies? And gentlemen? You know what to do.

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4 responses to “So on Twitter over the weekend…

  1. Dear Susan – I have attached an article posted on Facebook by a woman who is a lovely, warm, religious person. She is also a dedicated Tea Party member. The article contains no facts, only opinions. It is frightening to me how otherwise religious people ignore all the warning signs in the Trump Campaign.

    Have you selected the country you will move to if the unthinkable happens?

    Warmest regards,

    Willa Nemetz

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  2. I have come to the same conclusion. When they are so committed to finding a reason to defend the indefensible for the sake of protecting their chosen party, logic cannot penetrate it. It is a waste of energy and breath to engage. They should be ashamed of themselves! Maybe we would all be better served if we were to give attention to those who exemplify more compassionate behaviors, who set a good example for the next generation. Shame the others by quieting them and by not giving the a platform to spread their hatefulness. Highlight the good and hold them up. Once Hillary Clinton wins, I hope the media leaves Trump in the dust with giving him no attention. He would be so pissed off. That’s all I’ve got at the moment.

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