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15th Oct 2016

Trump’s seriously creepy comments about Lindsay Lohan define misogyny

Rosanna Cooney

The domination of Donald Trump in the world media is becoming more toxic with every passing day.

Trump is a man who operates in soundbites and snapshots. He is selective in his prejudices and has been shy to admit any wrongdoing for his predatory remarks against women and girls.

Never before have the words ‘lewd’ and ‘vulgar’ been so popular as the media struggle to find descriptors for the republican nominee’s language and intent.

The latest video to resurface is a 2004 audio of Donald Trump commenting on actor Lindsay Lohan. Her ‘deeply troubled’ mental state was apparently attractive to Trump. He remarks that the troubled girls are the best in bed but are only worthwhile for short term hook-ups.

Lohan was 18 years old at the time of the recorded conversation with Howard Stern about seeing close-ups of her breasts.

Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in Freaky Friday with Lohan, spoke out against Donald Trump on Twitter. The fury in her words is tangible.

People looking for a detox from the filth of Trump’s words can find it an insurmountable task, especially when his public and private archives are so polluted with misogyny

Misogyny is a word that is often applied to individuals without true respect for the gravity of its label, Donald Trump defines the word. He expresses a hatred of women that extends to their physical, mental and emotional selves.  Donald Trump shows nothing but contempt for the fact that women are equal to men.

He is a relic, not a republican.

Once again, Michelle Obama’s words are the ones that penetrate through the Trump’s disregard for 51% of humans. She denounces Donald Trump as a man and as a human, without any ambiguity.

Her speech last Thursday was widely lauded as dragging this presidential election from the gutter.

“The men in my life do not talk about women like this,” Obama said. “Strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women for themselves to feel powerful.”

“This is not something we can sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election,” she said. “This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior. … We cannot endure this or expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute, let alone for four years.

“Now is the time for all of us to stand up and say, enough is enough. This has got to stop right now.”

This highlights from Obama’s speech are in the video below.

There are 23 days to go until the US election, just three more weeks of Trump revelations and a media landscape littered with accounts of bile inducing behaviour. Try to bear it and resist becoming blasé about the meaning of his words.


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