Rape Culture In Our Government
Donald Trump (R), the 45th President of the United States, was accused of sexual assault by 13 women during the 2016 election and he denied the allegations. The allegations arose after The Washington Post released a 2005 video of Trump, recorded on a hot microphone by Access Hollywood, in which he brags about groping women. In the video, Trump said, "I’ll admit it. I did try and fuck her. She was married. ... You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. I just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything." The tape was released two days before a televised debate against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, at which he dismissed the video as "locker room talk
- Wikipedia ( List of Federal Political Sex Scandals In the United States)
Ever since this whole scandal occurred during the 2016 elections, the #Metoo campaign became popular all around social media. Then shortly after that, I do not know if it is just me, but I have been reading online of so many men especially in congress being caught for the sexual harassments they partake in. I would start listing a few names but I am pretty sure we are all capable enough of searching google, plus it makes me kind of irritated just hearing the names of these congressmen.
Rape Culture has been going on for years. There are so many people thinking they have the right to violate another person's body and personal space happens everyday even if we are not fully aware of it at the moment. I guess what really pulls my strings is the idea that our own leaders, the people we are trusting during this time to make difficult decisions for us in our country, are being caught for having done these unexplainable shameful actions. It just comes to show that no matter what position you are in whether it is a high position such as a leadership role or a simple position such as retail, what really matters is your heart. Who you are in the inside and what morals you are choosing to abide by.
In other words, it is not just about claiming what political party you are or faith you believe in, it is not about talking the talk but it is also walking the walk. The way you choose to live your life especially being a leader of a country/ nation that was founded "under God" as spoken in our pledge of allegiance, is in my opinion, suppose to be reflecting the life that Jesus Christ lived when he was on earth. Right?
This is not just for our leaders of the country but for every single citizen. This need for power and entitlement and personal fulfillment has blinded us from realizing that the person you are taking advantage of whether they are conscious or not is still a HUMAN BEING. I can't help but be appalled that there are people out there who see nothing wrong with this. They will literally look a molested young girl or boy in the eye and say words like " Well you probably shouldn't have been wearing that outfit" or " You should feel good that an older man wants to give you pleasure or be with you".
When do we draw the line? and when are we going to stop just electing our leaders just because of their credentials but also elect a leader/s who show integrity, respect, passion for both the rich and the poor, who take responsibility for their actions? because in my opinion, the way everyone was hands and nails obsessed over our previous president Barack Obama having a name that seemed like a "terrorist" name ( ridiculous..) is the same way we should be prominent about a leader/s who have a history of disrespecting women emotionally and physically. What are your thoughts?
P.S: Thank you for all your responses to my Life Update post! You all seem to be very interested in the career path I am choosing. I will be sure to continuously update you all on how my new job and experiences go (:
Remember God loves you, and so do I