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Will Donald Trump Being Elected Send Women’s Rights Back to the Stone Age?

Donald Trump: the man we love to hate. And with good reason, might I add.

The recent success of his latest election campaign has both shocked and disappointed people all over the world. Unfortunately this doesn’t appear to be a deterrent for Trump, and it’s not looking as though he’ll be slowing down any time soon. Trump’s strong will and determination, along with his undeniable talent of charming the uneducated, is keeping him in with a chance of winning.

Not only has this man proved himself to be a racist and a bigot, he has also shown the world that he is sexist – he has no time or respect for women. And aside from his many other downfalls, this aspect has the potential to be the most damaging.

Donald Trump

In Britain we are lucky to have such a huge number of feminists consisting of women and men, but sadly there are so many other countries not as fortunate as us.

In a world where women have died to secure the right to vote, and where girls as young as twelve are still being forced into abusive marriages – where they are pressured to bear children in horrendous conditions – Donald Trump shows no compassion or empathy. We still have female genital mutilation taking place in developing countries and young girls are being raped and tortured due to the belief that men are the superior sex. What do these women and children have to look forward to if Trump were to be elected? He considers himself to be pro-life, however I fear that a tragic amount of these women would consider this to be a life not worth living.

In one recent interview, he was asked about his views on Planned Parenthood and was even questioned on whether he thinks women who choose to have an abortion should be punished, to which he responded: “There has to be some form of punishment.” Please note that this is coming from a man who once called a lawyer “disgusting” for using a breast pump to help to feed her 3-month-old baby (during a lunch break).

Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part. -Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997.

We recently celebrated International Women’s Day and were reminded of how far women have come in recent years. Women have a lot more say and have the confidence and support to speak up when necessary – something that Donald Trump doesn’t seem to believe in. In fact he has gone as far to say that women are nothing more than aesthetically pleasing. There are no brains behind the beauty and there doesn’t need to be. We still have so much to fight for, and yet Trump has the power to deny us our future liberties.

You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.  Esquire magazine, 1991.

If Donald Trump were to become president of the United States he would essentially be the most powerful man in the world. For women everywhere, this would be one of the biggest setbacks in history. We have fought so hard, and continue to do so, to make sure that all girls are born with an equal chance, whether that’s in the workplace or at home. It’s a terrifying thought, and one that we can only hope persuades the American population to do the right thing.

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