What do we want our children to think power looks like?
Sunday October 09th 2016, 11:28 pm
Filed under: History,Politics

I watched the debate. I watched Trump doing everything he could to physically stalk and literally belittle his opponent, noting which camera was on and moving in so as to be seen towering right behind her almost any time she was speaking. The camera moved? So did he. Its attention could only be on him.

Any woman who has ever had to deal with a seriously creepy guy (and that’s probably all of us, isn’t it?) would instantly recognize what he was doing. He violated her space; he tried to intimidate her; he leaned over and held her chair, which was shorter than his. Dominating, glowering, threatening.

But that was the least of it.

I’m going to let Ezra Klein of Vox take it from here.

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I missed the debate but have been impressed with the fall out.

Comment by Holly 10.10.16 @ 1:11 am

I am terrified he has gotten this far!

Comment by Jody 10.10.16 @ 4:23 am

As it was Canadian Thanksgiving (think family and food)and a pretty major baseball game was on (Go Jays!)we did not watch the debate last night.

Truth be told, I was afraid to watch. Many of us to the north of you are wondering if there is a way to stop him. Is there a precedent for removing him from the race? Will there be enough backlash to make a difference in the votes that he appears to have behind him?

It is a frightening time for the future of both our countries, I pray about it every day.

Chris S in Canada

Comment by Chris S 10.10.16 @ 8:23 am

It is apparent to me that women spotted his movements and intimidation but that male journalists did not even notice.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.10.16 @ 11:18 am

Yes. Absolutely with you.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.10.16 @ 6:03 pm

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