This article does not discuss politics, but it does discuss my dislike for Trump’s actions. Some of the language might offend people.
I hate the way President Trump talks about women.
I hate the way President Trump talks to women.
I hate that he excused his disgusting comments by referring to them as “locker room talk.”
Discussing Trump’s Lewd Tape With My Daughter
When the TAPE was released, I had a conversation with my teen daughter about it.
- Some of the points I made were:
- There are some guys who talk like this.
- There are some guys who think it’s okay to “just start kissing” women.
- Or to “grab them by the pussy.”
- Or that “you can do anything.”
These men are wrong.
These actions are sexual assault.
Doing any of these things is wrong.
Any woman who is treated this way should fight back.
She should say no.
She should protect herself.
She should get angry.
Does My Daughter Understand?
As a parent, you hope and pray you are getting the point across to your kid.
Is it in one ear and out the other?
You don’t know for sure.
But now, I know.
My daughter understood.
My Daughter’s Experience With A Boy
During my daughter’s freshman year she had a situation with a classmate.
There was a boy she had known for a few years.
I always thought this boy had a crush on my daughter.
My daughter didn’t feel the same way.
She made it clear to the boy that they were just friends.
They would text – and talk at school.
She thought they were friends.
Then it all changed.
My daughter found out that this “friend” was talking about my daughter.
He would say things like…
“She’s the prettiest girl in our grade.”
“She’s so good looking.”
But then it turns into –
“I want to have sex with her.”
“I’d bang her so hard.”
What. The. Hell.
Let Her Take A Stand
My daughter was pissed.
She didn’t waste a single moment before contacting this kid and setting him straight.
She told him that it is not okay
– and she didn’t want him talking about her
– or even talking to her.
She ended their friendship that very day.
She knows that this is not flattering.
“I want to have sex with her” is not a pickup line.
“I’d bang her so hard” is not a compliment.
Teach Your Son About What’s Acceptable
Somewhere, in my little suburban city, there is a woman raising a son who thinks it’s okay to say these things.
Does she know what her son is saying?
Why didn’t she teach him that this was not okay?
It Starts At Home
What example are you showing your children?
Do you laugh off unacceptable comments or gestures that men make?
Do you excuse bad behavior as a joke or a result of drinking?
What have you taught your son?
Does he know that women are more than eye candy for his pleasure?
Does he know how to respect a woman?
Does he know how to talk to or about a woman?
Does your daughter know how to stand up for herself?
Have you taught her to be strong?
Let Her Kick Some Ass
Women, teach your daughters to be strong.
Teach them to stand up for themselves.
Tell them it is okay to defend yourself.
When someone mistreats you, it is okay to get pissed.
It is okay to turn anger into action.
Raise your daughter to be fierce.
Raise your daughter to be a force to be reckoned with.
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