Target: Donald Trump
Goal: Denounce Donald Trump for saying of women that he could “grab them by the pussy” “because when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Donald Trump has been caught on tape saying that he could “grab women by the pussy” whenever he wants because he’s “a star” and saying of a married woman he was interested in that he “moved on her like a bitch.” This follows a pattern of misogynistic, objectifying, and generally vulgar comments made by Trump about women throughout his life and during his presidential campaign.
Trump has dismissed this as “locker room banter,” but it is much more than that. Along with everything else he’s said about women, these lewd and completely inappropriate comments reveal exactly how this man views women–as beings who are less than human and only exist for the pleasure of men like him.
This kind of influence in the Oval Office could be catastrophic to a generation of boys who would learn that this is the appropriate way to view and talk about women. Meanwhile, women still occupy less than 20 percent of all seats in the Senate and House and endure sexual assault in the U.S. at a rate of one in five.
This kind of gross language is not befitting of the office of President of the United States. American women and men alike deserve better than a man who uses violent language to talk about conquering women like they’re pieces of meat. Sign our petition to denounce Donald Trump as a vulgar misogynist, unfit to be president.
Dear Donald Trump,
The recent release of a tape in which you can be heard using vulgar, hateful language to speak of women is beyond disgraceful. This along with your history of using misogynistic comments to cut women down about their looks, sexuality, or weight demonstrates that you are not fit for the office of President. Such language belies an underlying attitude–one in which you consider women to be nothing more than objects for the pleasure of men.
Powerful figures using violent language to talk about women as sexual conquests and objects promotes a culture in which sexual assault is rampant. People with as much influence as the President of the United States must be smart enough to be thoughtful about the language they use, and you appear to be incapable of this. We, the undersigned, therefore denounce you as being a rude and disgusting misogynist.
[Your Name Here]
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