Trump the male chauvinist

Donald Trump, the man who owned the Miss Universe organisation for almost two decades, has become well known for his male chauvinist behaviour, including appearance-based insults and unwelcome romantic advances. He has been accused of treating women as “property” and has called breastfeeding “disgusting“.

In 1991, he spoke to Esquire magazine about the media, saying:

You know, it doesn’t really matter what [they] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.

And over the years, he has made a habit of objectifying women.

As a presidential candidate, says a woman who previously worked with Trump:

Trump’s positions on the issues are anti-women on their face. He is opposed to reproductive freedom. This is a fundamental right and important to most women in the electorate. He is opposed to the Affordable Care Act, which has empowered women. He is opposed to raising the minimum wage, which affects women more than men. He is in favor of deporting undocumented migrants who have raised families in the United States.

Considering his policies and his words, it is not at all surprising that over 70% of registered women voters in the USA viewed Donald Trump negatively in March 2016.


About Ed Sykes

Independent journalist. Co-founder of Phoenix Media Co-operative. Author of Rojava: An Alternative. Ex-Canary editor and writer (2015-2020). Aka 'Oso Sabio' - see @ososabiouk on Twitter.
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