By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
Donald J. Trump on the Howard Stern Show – 2005
“Well, I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go back stage before a show, and everyone’s getting dressed and ready and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant, and therefore I’m inspecting it. You know, I’m inspecting, I want to make sure that everything is good … You know, the dresses. ‘Is everyone okay?” You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody okay?’ And you see these incredible looking young women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that.”
Yeppers, a middle- aged man, getting his jollies looking at naked girls; granted the youngest were probably 18, the oldest 21 or 22? Still unwanted voyeurism allowed because of power, done because he knew he had that power. That’s the thing, that’s the word, POWER.
Now we have Roy Moore. We have 30 or so sources, very credible sources and we have another man with power; a man in his 30s, a district attorney and a 14 year old girl at the time of his alleged molestation of her. The others were still in their mid-teens.
We have powerful men being defended in the media by other powerful men. We have women being called liars at best, sluts and gold-digging attention seekers at worst; same as it ever was.
Yes, same as it ever was. Let’s hope that it’s changing. I’m sick to death of girls living in fear; girls growing into women with PTSD over events that were far beyond their means to control. I’m sick of hearing from younger folk who can’t understand WHY anyone would have LET things like in Moore’s case happen without trying to put themselves in the victim’s shoes in that period of time in our society. Odd, we can finally admit that kids were abused by clergy and understand why these kids didn’t come forward until they were adults BUT we can’t use that same logic for those in politics? Odd too, how we can now believe that boys wouldn’t come forward because of the shame and embarrassment but girls, are either lying for attention or revenge or they were ASKING FOR IT.
I’ve heard some guys say they believe there’s molesters out there BUT there can’t be as many who are being pointed out recently! That it’s some sort of attention seeking ,victimhood-club that females want to be members of. Take it from me and most females, no one wants to be in that club. No one wants folks that they don’t know and MORE importantly, those that they DO, look at them and think about sexual molestation or rape; not even if they’d pity you instead of label you.
Men saw all of the ME TOOs on posts on Facebook and for whatever reasons some decided that there were just too many of us for it to be real. Why? Did it scare you about yourselves? Did it frighten you when you looked at your young daughters? Did you wonder if your wife or your daughters or your mother was holding hers inside her mind and her heart in silence?
I don’t know. At this point in all of this I don’t really care anymore. I do care that YOU give this some serious thought and I do care that you believe the victims because you, as men, due to our society and our major religious beliefs still have the power.