Saturday, November 12, 2016
The impact of Trump's election on women
I have seen many students and colleagues literally in tears over the results of the US election. This is not normal. Liberals were frustrated with the election of George W Bush, but they were not impacted in the same way as this election, they were certainly not as disgusted or fearful.
In particular many women have taken Trump's election very personally.
Something that this election has told many women is that poor email management is a bigger issue for a large swathe of America than a truly staggering number of accusations of sexual assault and misconduct (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Donald_Trump_sexual_misconduct_a… ). It basically tells them that abusers are not only able to avoid punishment, but they will be rewarded for it. So if you see a woman who is deeply, deeply upset about Trump's win, telling them to "get over it" means that you are part of the problem.