Why I Just Can't Vote For Trump
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Why I Just Can't Vote For Trump

Because misogyny is a big enough issue without a president who supports it.

Why I Just Can't Vote For Trump
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Since the two presidential candidates came down to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, I have been undecided. That is until proof of Trump's apathy towards sexual assault was leaked. And please, before you go any further, I am not endorsing Clinton or a third-party candidate. I am simply sharing my opinion and well, begging you not to give a vote to the embodiment of one of America's biggest issues: misogyny.

Sexual assault has gained a spotlight in the recent years from celebrity campaigns against it to revolts against the Brock Turners of this world. For a while, it looked as though we were finally making progress; we were petitioning to have sexual assaulters prosecuted to the fullest extent, we were angry.

And then a conversation leaked and all of that backfired. We were no longer concerned with the possibility of sexual assault, but dismissed it as "locker room talk" because our precious Republican candidate said some really disgusting things towards women but we weren't willing to let that stand in the way of making sure Clinton doesn't get into office. No, we just decided to disrespect all of the good men in this world by saying that all men "just talk like that" in regards to making unwanted advances towards women. We just decided to disrespect all of the women in this world by saying that they shouldn't be scared of a man who talks that way. They shouldn't be scared at all actually, they should vote for him to be the leader of the free world!

And now, women are coming out with their stories of Donald Trump forcing himself on them and instead of taking them seriously, we are dismissing them as false. Even though we see a huge problem with not believing the victims, we are still not taking these accusations seriously because Donald Trump would never do that.

Not to mention the fact that there has been a recent petition to get the 19th Amendment repealed because if only men voted, Trump would win. We know this would never happen, but do we really want to stand alongside people who want to take away a woman's right to vote?

I cannot vote for Trump because I respect myself as a woman, as an American.

I cannot vote for Trump because racism should be a thing of the past, not a joke to use in your campaign.

I cannot vote for Trump because I want to be able to walk to my car at night and not worry that I'm going to get assaulted and as long as a man who supports sexual assault is running this country, people are going to think that's okay.

I cannot vote for Trump because soon, I will be a woman in the professional world and there are still glass ceilings that need to be shattered. Those will not be shattered while misogyny holds power.

I cannot vote for Trump because, to be honest, a few emails don't scare me nearly as much as a man who thinks you can do anything to a woman just by violating her.

And well, I cannot vote for Trump because Brock Turners don't need to be in charge of a country, they should be locked up.

And please, before you give a vote to this man, consider this statement:

If you wouldn't allow a man to say this about your wife, daughter, mother, sister or anyone to be exact, then you probably shouldn't vote for him to be your president.

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