Ever since Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and rape issues were made public, Americans have been discussing the problems of harassment at work, and rape culture in America. The #MeToo campaign quickly grew prominence as women shared stories of being sexually harassed at work. But another topic that’s come up again is how deep sexism runs in the First Family.
The lineage of rape culture is strong between President Trump and Donald Jr. They both have a long history of exploiting and objectifying women. And while it’s hard to beat President Trump’s level of misogyny, Diaper Don is trying. What does he think women in the workforce should do about sexual harassment? Teach kindergarten:
“I’m of that mindset — and I’ll get into trouble, I’m sure I’ll get myself in trouble one of these days. If you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, then you don’t belong in the workforce. Like, you should go maybe teach kindergarten. I think it’s a respectable position.”
In fact, to him, rape culture is “normal” and “makes” a man “human” for wanting to assault or harass women sexually:
“There’s sort of the reality of the situation and then there’s how the media portrays it again. So I mean, listen I know plenty of people. I’ve had conversations like that with plenty of people where people use language off color. They’re talking, two guys, amongst themselves. I’ve seen it time and time again. I think it makes him a human. I think it makes him a normal person not a political robot. He hasn’t spent his whole life waiting for this moment to run for the presidency.”
And, because nothing ever dies on the internet, we have Tweets of his sexism:
He even joked about sexual harassment in the workplace:
There is nothing funny or “human” about rape culture—it’s a disgusting issue in America, and the Trump boys absolutely love it.