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Mine are adolescents and I had the talk with them yesterday. It started as a discussion about the second presidential debate. They asked me about the debate.
My son and daughter had already heard about it from their friends and the news. A conversation in the kitchen quickly headed into the locker room.
A girl becoming a woman hearing about how women are viewed in the world she will join. We were no longer talking about the presidential campaign. The separation of powers was no help to me here. This is a tough spot for a parent because before you can put something in context, you have to describe something ugly.
I was reminded of that first time when the kids were very much younger that we had to teach them what to do if someone touched them in a way that made them uncomfortable. Only a parent or a nurse if she asks you first.
We were about to have that conversation again, but my daughter saved me. As I was describing what some men talk about in the locker room she interrupted to point out the distinction was between talking about women and talking about doing to women what we had taught them no one should be allowed to do to them.
This distinction is getting fuzzy in the public conversation. Here is a portion of what Trump said: You can do anything.
|Politics. Opinions. Liberty.||Trump once again apologized for his comments in the newly released audio in which he talked freely about grabbing women without their consent. Hillary Clinton attacked those same women and attacked them viciously.|
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Grab them by the py. The latter is locker room talk. The former, which is what Trump actually said, is the description of something that can get you arrested. He benefits by framing his boasts about grabbing women by their private parts as the regrettable bawdy talk of male enclaves.
It makes it less creepy. You could imagine that it even elevates it, given the place of honor professional athletes hold in our culture and the sense of achievement associated with belonging to a private club. The locker rooms that Donald Trump is in are not at the cut-rate gym with the broken treadmills, they are at his swish golf clubs.
They are places of stature. Lower the bar for what you can talk about, and you lower the bar for what is acceptable behavior.
Men have enough trouble on their own. Some of us do talk about women like objects, which dehumanizes them. We might even want to raise men who would not seek to elevate their social status by boasting of preying on women without consent, but who would call people out when they boast about forcing themselves on women.
It might not be politically correct to speak up, but it would be the right thing to do. I also knew my daughter was listening too. I want her to expect that kind of behavior of men, not the other kind. Or we might have a woman in our life who we could imagine being talked about this way.
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This is a man, Donald Trump, who can be fact-checked into obscurity by any second grader with an internet connection. The first thing that Donald Trump did after the tape came out was reference the language as “locker room talk” and deny ever actually assaulting women.
He essentially dismissed it which rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.