HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKING AT THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

HILLARY CLINTON SPEAKING AT THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Why? Because this year, we have an unapologetic misogynist, who has no filter between his brain and his mouth, running for the presidency of the United States of America. We have never before seen a campaign that is as rich in utter bullshit as this one has been, nor have we ever before been given such an exceptional enemy to unite us.

DONALD J. TRUMP

DONALD J. TRUMP

And unite us he has. According to the conservative Chicago Tribune:

An NBC/Wall Street Journal national poll released Sunday showed that women have propelled Hillary Clinton to an 11-point lead over Trump, 48 percent to 37 percent, among all likely voters. Among female voters, Clinton has a 20-point lead over Trump, 55 to 35 percent. Among men, however, Trump still is the preferred candidate, 48 to 45 percent.

In the 13 “battleground” states that could ultimately decide the race, Clinton has a 15-point lead over Trump among women voters, significantly higher than the 5-point lead she held a month ago, according to a new CBS poll. In addition, Trump’s support among Republican women has fallen to 77 percent from 84 percent a month ago.

A new CBS poll, released last Monday, showed a 19-point Clinton lead among women voters.

Clinton’s 19-point lead among female voters, according to CBS, “would be the largest margin for a Democrat among women going back to 1972 when exit polls were first conducted.”

Even more interesting, the CBS poll discovered that news reports about the transcripts of Clinton’s Wall Street speeches are not resonating with the public. Frankly, it seems that the only people who ever wanted to see the transcripts were those who either followed politics closely, or those who repeated what they heard from right-wing radio/television sources. The general public did not appear to be paying much attention. However, that same broader public does appear to pay attention to misogynistic vulgarities.

Eighty-five percent of registered voters have heard something about Trump’s comments, including six in 10 who have heard a lot. On the other hand, half of voters have heard or read something about the transcripts of Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, including just 21 percent who have heard a lot.

More than 1,000 female Christian leaders have signed onto a letter written by Faith in Public Life CEO, the Rev. Jennifer Butler. In her letter, she objects to the support extended to Donald Trump by fellow Christians, as well as to the remarks themselves. 

“The sin of misogyny has caused many of us to experience sexual assault or sexually abusive language that threatened our safety, dignity and well-being,” the group notes in the letter. “Christian leaders cannot condone such violent speech about women as a minor mistake or an innocent attempt to be ‘macho.'”

“Women clergy and lay leaders are alarmed that Trump has dismissed his sexually abusive remarks as mere ‘locker room’ talk, and we are deeply troubled by the emerging evidence of him engaging in the behavior he described on his offensive tape,” Butler said in a press release announcing the letter’s publication. “Trump has not offered true repentance. Congregations must lead the way in denouncing such vile and violent behavior.”

All over the internet, there are stories of women resisting sexual harassment. And fighting back.

BE SURE TO CAST YOUR BALLOT

BE SURE TO CAST YOUR BALLOT