“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” – Margaret Atwood
It isn’t just the words.
The words are bad. The words are cringe-worthy. The words are – sadly – not surprising or unfamiliar. But it isn’t just the language that Donald Trump uses on the now-infamous 11-year-old tape. It isn’t just the servile giggling of Billy Bush, so eager to join in. It isn’t just the casual denigration of women as an assemblage of ratable parts and erection-stimulators.
It’s the entitlement. It’s the overt assumption of male ownership of any female, and the celebration of the same.