What’s Current: Jessica Leeds says, of Trump, ‘He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere’

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Not at all “just words”: Two women describe Donald Trump assaulting them. Jessica Leeds, now 74, tells the New York Times, “He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere.”

In December 2005, People writer Natasha Stoynoff went to Donald and Melania Trump’s Florida estate to interview the couple. Trump told her he wanted to show her a particular room in the house. When she walked into the room, he shut the door behind them. Stoynoff writes:

“I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.”

The woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her in 1994, when she was 13-years-old, is taking her case back to court for a third time.

Survivor of sex trafficking, Rebecca Bender, says it’s time to stop glamorizing prostitution.

Exited prostituted women in Australia say they have been harassed and targeted by pro-prostitution groups, labelled “traitors,” since speaking out against the sex trade.

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  • Meghan Murphy

    I am sick of it too. It is fucking bullshit. Men talk just like Trump all the time. Fuck these self-righteous liberal liars.

  • Morag999

    “One guy even stated that it was wrong to have only women writing the pieces — we should hear male points of view about what men do to us!!”

    That’s “equality” for ya.

    • Cassandra

      Oh God. I hardly go into the Times comment section anymore but I couldn’t resist. The comments are so painful. Notallmen and men are victims too and what about Bill Clinton and this is just about demonizing men and the rest of patriarchy’s greatest hits.

  • Tinfoil the Hat

    Jesus Pokemon-hunting Christ. Thanks for putting on waders and braving the shitstorm.

    I was thinking: we’re all skirting around the discussion of porn, aren’t we? All those pornsick people who refuse to connect porn and misogyny. Ahhh, maybe in another 400 years we’ll be ready.

    • Cassandra

      Well, it got even more special today, Tinfoil the Hat.

      I went back to see what kind of reaction my comments got. Of course there were a couple of MRA’s and handmaidens, but my favorite was a reply to a comment in which I said something to the effect of “Stop saying “violence against women” — it’s MALE violence against women. Name the problem.”

      Well, along came someone to set me straight that it’s STRAIGHT CIS men who are the problem. I replied that I don’t drink that Kool-Aid, but the NY Times is notoriously pro trans (liberal misogynists) so who knows if they’ll even let it through. It’s f*cking unbelievable that females as females aren’t allowed to talk about this stuff without some gender drunk policing us. I think it’s “name the problem” that makes them come running.

      Also, I don’t know what Pokemon hunting is, but it sounds like it could be fun.

  • lagattamontral

    Oh, I agree. If it were a question of the canons of beauty, whether masculine or feminine, that would be a whole other story, but his face reminds me of the legendary Picture of Dorian Gray. There are a lot of kind, humanist people who become more beautiful with the years, even if they weren’t Venus or Adonis in youth.

    • Morag999

      Ah, I was thinking about that, too: The Picture of Dorian Gray. Except he can’t hide it away. The rot is so THERE.

  • lagattamontral

    I’m sure those ijuts would also want to repeal the amendments outlawing slavery and making former slaves citizens as well.

  • Morag999

    They actually feel safe making this kind of … “joke” on a public platform? And women — the ones who are good sports about misogyny — would also get in on it?

    Jesus.

  • Cassandra

    Perfect, Morag.

  • TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsYoya

    It so often seems it’s the most disgustingly unattractive men who are the most entitled and openly misogynist. See Roger Ailes, Rush Limbaugh, most of the Republican party…