There are a lot of things wrong with this year’s election, but one thing stands out to me for its farcical doublethink, for its blatant cognitive dissonance. And that is this notion that women are simultaneously beautiful, fragile beings who deserve constant protection by white knights… and that women are strong, empowered, and should be elevated to the office of the Presidency because they are so strong and empowered. Why, they are stronger than the men!
You can’t have this both ways, people. At least not without a level of Orwellian doublethink that is staggering to contemplate.
Just last night, I was arguing with a self-described GOP analyst who was very concerned about Trump’s “grab ’em by the pussy” comment. He claimed that Trump was admitting to committing sexual assault.
Now, let’s get a few things clear right away. I’m not Donald Trump’s biggest fan. I can quote of litany of things about him that irritate the crap out of me. And were his opponent not Hillary Clinton, I’m not sure I could vote for him. But this issue, this specific “concern” people have about him is beyond bullshit. It’s pure, unfiltered cognitive dissonance.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a DJ, and I’ve spent a lot of time in the clubs. Do you know how many times women have come up to me and grabbed my crotch out of the blue? No, not talked about like Trump did. Not joked about it on a “hot mic.” Actually done it! “Grab ’em by the dick” is just fine, apparently. And no, feminists, I wasn’t “asking for it.”
I know that almost any man in America has been hanging out with buddies at the bar, pointed to an attractive woman, and joked “man, I’d bang the shit out of that woman.” Most have probably said much “worse” on the subject. “Man, I’d motorboat those tits all night long.” Whatever. The specific language doesn’t matter. But almost every man has said it, and you all know that you’ve said it. Is that really sexual assault? I want you to think about this critically and honestly for a moment. You know that it isn’t. Otherwise, you’re a sex criminal.
So what the hell is your problem?
You can find men saying things like “well, I don’t want someone saying that about my daughter!” Okay. So when you went to the bar, and said something like that yourself, wasn’t that about someone else’s daughter? Another might say “I have a mother, and I wouldn’t want her treated like that!” Good for you, so does everyone else. Have you ever used the term “MILF”? You know what it stands for, right?
I’m in a unique perspective to discuss this, because in my line of work I see how the mating game is played every weekend. I see women saying sexual things about men, or even other women. I see men saying it of women. I see women objectifying themselves, and men enjoying every second of it. I see people get into fights over sex. You can’t tell me that people don’t do this, because I see all of it. Ever been to a night club? Congratulations, you’re at least as bad as Donald Trump in this.
Our media and entertainment industry puts sex absolutely everywhere. They sexualize advertisements for cheeseburgers and children’s toys. It’s that bad. I’m not going to sit here and be a Puritan about it, mind you. You’ve got a right, and I won’t get in your way. But if the pot is black, you might want to avoid complaining about the color of the kettle, you know? Don’t sit here and lie to me, telling me you’re pissed because Trump said “grab ’em by the pussy”?
When you have the likes of Miley Cyrus, Madonna, and Katy Perry taking issue with Trump’s treatment of women, you have to wonder if it isn’t Brave New World that’s the real vision for the Progressive future. But no, Trump’s mere words are worse. Obama takes issue with it, yet tells people that Rihanna, who has a penchant for showing up in transparent dresses with no underwear on, is a great role model for his kids.
“I will defend your honor, mi’lady” the white knights say, and rush into battle against Donald Trump. Except the white knights are just as bad, if not worse. One of the SJWs, Devin Faraci, launched a tirade against Trump, then it was revealed that he had, quite literally, grabbed women by the pussy against their will.
Trump joked about it. This guy actually did it. He later admitted doing it, too.
Then people will say that dozens of women accused Trump of sexual assaulting them, and are then surprised that I’m skeptical that all these claims showed up during the eleventh hour of a particularly intense and mud-slinging campaign. They ask what kind of evidence I would accept of Trump’s guilt. Easy. Convict him in a court of law, or release damning evidence (like, say, video of footage of it), and I’ll agree with you. Otherwise I’ll go with the legal tradition in the United States and presume innocence.
Scott Adams said of both Trump and Clinton that neither candidate is exactly a role model for children in this regard. But what he failed to mention is that neither are his detractors on this issue.
Look, vote for Trump or don’t vote for Trump. I understand he’s not exactly the ideal candidate. But if you’re going to make an issue out of something, at least be consistent on it. In a hyper-sexualized society, does anybody, deep down, really give a shit about this? Or are you making mountains out of molehills? Molehills, I should add, that are in your backyards too.
And if women are so strong, empowered, independent, don’t-need-no-man, and all that jazz, does Trump’s mere speech threaten them into apoplexy? What kind of strength is that? I fend women off from grabbing my junk all the time. The least you could do is suffer a few words said off stage a decade ago.