There is pretty much a consensus among the American public in that the Donald, that mafioso occupying our White House, is a sexist misogynist…um, that he really really hates women.
Many of us see him not simply as your regular every-day misogynist, but as one who is intent on bringing women back to the kitchen, as the saying goes. His misogyny is not only a feeling in him, it is an active hatred of women seen, not only in his verbal output but, worse, in his political actions.
While until November 8 2016 he was your regular sexist Joe, making millions of dollars from objectifying young women in his ‘beauty contests’, while until that fateful date his misogynist comments were ignored or even taken humorously, after he was appointed to the presidency of the USA, he finds himself with the power of government as a weapon in his tiny creepy hands to act on his hatred of women, to actually hurt women.
Take as example the power of the Presidential Executive Action. The very first one he signed, he signed two weeks after the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., as punishment for women world-wide for their support to women marching here : He ordered that any nation who wants to receive financial aid from the US for humanitarian purposes must stop supporting or using said money for abortions, or for educating women to prevent pregnancies.
The fascist in me
There is no public consensus, though, in that the misogynist-in-chief is a fascist, although people may be coming to the realization that, if he isn’t a fascist, he is coming close to be one; as close as he is to Steve Bannon.
One of the salient, if not the principal, characteristic of all fascists of all times and in all places around this gorgeous blue planet is their intense hatred of women. Personally, I don’t accept any questions or doubts about that statement. Is not that I may be close-minded; it is simply that I know their history. Theirs is an open male-supremacy ideology.
And that is what you must remember.
There may be doubts about whether the Donald is a full-fledged fascists, but there can be no doubts in that he has brought to our government his ideology of male-supremacy, which is the same fascist ideology. The public may not be acquainted with the cultural ‘revolution’ of fascists worldwide since the late 1800s all the way up in history through the defeat of Hitler; but that history of misogyny and male-supremacy is in the history books and old newspapers clips for you to inspect.
Women must remember this. The time has come for women to learn and remember that male-supremacy is fascism. The time has come for them to create their own political organizations to protect themselves and our children. Many men joined women in that march, these men need to join women in any organization they create.
What you saw this past month, powerful men and ‘celebrities’ been called to task for their past sexual attacks on women and children (girls and boys, they don’t discriminate)…I saw in it the media using the victimization of women as a political weapon to unseat politicians or to prevent some from running for office.While it was successful for progressives (except for the unfortunate case of Al Franken), there is no change in the status of women from these events. Not a single bill was proposed to correct the problem of sexual abuse.
Once the media stops focusing on the issue of sexual harassment, the topic disappears from the public conversation. It’s been a week now that we don’t see any articles about the issue. The public discusses what the owners of the media decide is the topic of the day.
Women can’t wait for the media to decide when we talk about the oppression of women.
This is the most important time to unite and create some organization.
Don’t waste this moment. You will have to wait another 20 years for another opportunity like this.