Originally posted by Kunsoo
So we've all heard the "locker room talk" (I played sports in high school, and even some in college and I never heard talk like that, but anyway) where he talked about having been able to grab women by the pussy because he's famous. So it seems there are two possibilities.
1. He's a sexual predator.
2. He's a bragging liar who cheers sexual assault f reciation of rape culture.
I don't really see any third option, do you? If not, which is it?
I have long been a critic rather than a defender of Donald Trump, a sexist pathological liar.
But more than a few athletes (from high school to pro levels) have been accused of rape or sexual assault.
And many people (varying from feminist academics to even some male athletes) have pointed
out there's some correlation between American male sports culture and rape culture.
"Rape Culture: Study Finds College Athletes' Views About Women Used to Justify Sexual Assault"
--Matt Shipman (2 June 2016)
"...half of study participants on intercollegiate and recreational athletic teams and more
than a third of non-athletes reported engaging in sexual coercion, including rape."
"Previous research has shown that *male college athletes are more likely than college
students in general* to commit sexual violence or engage in sexual coercion."
Kunsoo, although you may never heard of other young men boast about their sexual assaults,
you should keep in mind that they might have done it without trusting you enough to tell you.
You have introduced some anecdotal evidence as one data point.
I also would point out that men typically don't tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing
but their truth about their sexual experiences with women. When a male athlete boasts
about 'scoring' with a pretty cheerleader, for instance, she might have been as willing,
indeed, eager to give herself to him as he claims. But he might also have preferred not
to mention the parts where she pleaded for him to stop and cried after sexual intercourse.
If Brock Turner (a college athlete convicted of sexual assault) were to boast in the locker
room about his '20 minutes of action' (to quote his loving father), then I suspect that he
would avoid mentioning the fact that the woman (his victim) was unconscious.
Donald Trump's morally reprehensible in his attitudes of sexual entitlement toward women.
But let's not pretend that many other men don't have attitudes of sexual entitlement.