Why I'm Worried About A Trump Presidency
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Why I'm Worried About A Trump Presidency

Because women will suffer.

Why I'm Worried About A Trump Presidency
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On October 7, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law The Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act, the same day that the Access Hollywood video of Donald Trump, our President-elect, was released talking about sexually assaulting women because he is a star.

While I was thrilled about The Survivors' Bill of Rights, because victims will not have to pay for rape kits, I was absolutely mortified by the Access Hollywood tape. And women came forward to say that Trump had assaulted them.

This man, who has been accused of assaulting women, is going to be our president.

President Obama and Vice President Biden have taken action to ending the problem. I worry that Trump will ignore the problem. I'm worried that men will see Trump in office and think it is okay for them to touch and assault women just because they want to.

Donald Trump is perpetuating rape culture. He denies every allegation that comes up against him. He says these women are lying. All after a tape came forward with him saying he "grabs women by the pussy" because he's just so attracted to them, and kisses them. Because he's a star.

He's problematic. He treats women like they are nothing but their beauty. He shames women for being too "fat" (Alicia Machado), tried to get Nancy O'Dell fired for being pregnant, and has said he would be dating girls AS YOUNG AS 10 in "a few years."

Two days after the election, I put in an application to volunteer at the Women's Center for Advancement in Omaha. They do a lot for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. They told me they had a lot of people come in wanting to volunteer and citing they wanted to because of the election.

I really haven't stopped since he was elected. I can't stop. I am exhausted and just drained. I'm going to be for the next four years.

You may not like Hillary Clinton. You may not think that she was fit to be President. But neither is Donald Trump, for a list of reasons.

Don't ever fucking tell me that allegations of sexual assault ruins men's lives. Because a man who has been accused over a dozen times is going to be the President.

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