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b_b  ·  421 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The GOP's fractal incompetence problem

What I'm saying is that without Trump, there is no Weinstein. If Trump were to have lost, like we all expected, then we would have patted ourselves on the back and said, "See, the system works! You assault women, you pay." His victory gave rise to the women's march and similar events, which were supposed to be about power and not just Trump. So when another Big Bad Wolf is exposed, but this time a liberal, it's up to liberals to put up or shut up. It looks for now as if we're not making a distinction between political leanings, which should of course be the case. I heard one guy say that the Trump presidency is America resetting its broken bone. This is part of that.

veen  ·  421 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Trainer's point is also that were it not for Trump, this backlash against harassment would never be as strong as it is. She also worries about what the backlash against #metoo might be, and now I kinda worry about that as well. Let's hope this resetting the bone doesn't break even more.