When, oh when, in this libertarian brave new world is someone going to stick up for Donald Trump and defend his right to offend whoever he pleases?
I’ll put my cards on the table. I am an unreconstructed woman who grieves at the passing of the ‘wolf whistle’ era. I shout out loud if a man stands up or rushes to open the door for me. I literally pine for compliments from men. To be told I looked beautiful or that my outfit was sexy has kept me on a high for weeks. Vive la difference and vive le flirt are my mottos!
But feminism has seen that off, dragging us into a dreary and oppressive world for both sexes – where men are timid if not terrorised, flirting and body comment all but banned for fear of offence.
That was until Donald Trump stepped up and out into a political territory where angels normally fear to tread. The Trump phenomenon came, from nearly nowhere, as an unexpected smack right between the eyes of the sisterhood, puncturing their pomposity. Taking on his totally unacceptable ‘sexism’ and ‘ misogyny’ they found, to their horror and outrage, meant that he just hit back with more. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly, confronted him head on over his attitude towards women he did the feminist unthinkable, he fought sexism with more sexism: “Honestly, Megyn, if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you, even though I don’t have to be given the way you treat me, but I wouldn’t do that.”
But she did. Affronted, she and her sisters effectively screamed you can’t do this, you can’t personally evaluate women or call them fat or slobs or ask them to put on a bikini! Its not allowed!
Sorry Megyn and friends, but he just did and he can. Straight after his Fox interview he went on Twitter and called her out by calling her a bimbo. I am sorry to offend but it made me laugh.
The sisterhood say he is terrifying. Yes, they – so used to do the terrifying – are terrified. Here’s a man who point blank refuses to play their game. What’s more he’s in line to be the next US President. And there’s more. He is funny and good with the wise cracks and has a slow paced gravelly voice like Ronald Reagan.
What on earth’s gone wrong they must be wondering. Why isn’t he applying a political filter to his ‘sexism’ as every other self-respecting male has learnt to do?
How does he, in this day and age, dare to ‘personally evaluate pageant contestants and comment on female employees’ weight’?
Coarse and crude some of this may seem but the truth is that he is the creature of the feminists’ own self-righteous making. It was only a matter of time. Their reaction to his non-conformity has only exposed their own hypocrisy.
His behaviour with women in private doesn’t matter because you can be sure what he does in public tells us everything, Rosa Prince commented recently following the reported but invited revelations of his former girlfriends. If that’s what’s on public record, she said, just imagine what goes on behind closed doors. Umm, perhaps not.
Like Ann Coulter I prefer fact to speculation. Who I wonder should women be complaining about – the man who, provoked by feminist pieties, says ‘offensive’ things in public or the man who carries out abusive acts in private?
Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me. And surely it does indeed matter what a man or woman who seeks office in the public sphere does in private, not least when that office is President on the United States.
I can only wonder why it is Donald’s words but not Bill’s deeds that feminist writers are directing their fire at or why feminists are not outraged either by Hilary Clinton’s protection of her husband’s misdeeds or her reliance on his ‘appeal’ for her own campaign.
Donald Trump says he has no time for total political correctness. Good on him. As much as the feminists might disapprove of what they think he says, says about his attitude towards women, they should still defend his right to say it. I haven’t noticed they have.
No, they have no time for his explanation that this “is fun, it’s kidding”, and it’s to ‘have a good time” and on their high horse they are determined to stay.
Donald’s broken every taboo in the modern rule book and for his bravura defiance of current gender orthodoxies he gets my vote.
If that’s indeed his appeal – to dare to say what other people only dare to think – then my stony-faced sisters have only themselves to blame.
It’s time to lighten up ladies, Donald’s on the way to the White House and you’d better get over it.