Bill O’Reilly constantly amazes me with his racism, misogyny, and KKK -like mentality. Trump, who believes you can buy anyone’s soul for the right price, expressed that since he plans to hire African Americans, they will vote for him, stating : “I’m telling you, it’s an economic message.” An economic message that quickly moved to racist hate-mongering from O’Reilly:
O’Reilly questioned how Trump would actually accomplish that aim.
“Many of them are ill-educated and have tattoos on their foreheads, and I hate to be generalized about it, but it’s true,” O’Reilly said. “If you look at all the educational statistics, how are you going to get jobs for people who aren’t qualified for jobs?”
Trump stayed on message, insisting that African-Americans would benefit from manufacturing jobs returning to the country under a President Trump.
“We’re going to bring jobs back,” Trump responded. “We’re going to have Apple computers made in this country.”
O’Reilly pushed back.
“But you have to have skills to make Apple computers,” he said.
“We will get the skills and develop the skills,” Trump said.
O’Reilly continued to push his point that some African-Americans are unqualified for the jobs Trump wanted to bring back.
“It’s more challenging for a poor child in Harlem without parental guidance in a school that’s falling apart than it is for some white kid out in Garden City,” he said. “You say you can bring jobs back, but if the kid isn’t qualified to do the job and can’t do the work – I mean – you’ve got to get into the infrastructure of the African-American community.”
Here’s the thing, talking about needing “infrastructure” in the African-American community is degrading coming from the man who just said “they” (in O’Reilly speak, someone with a different skin color), have tattoos on their foreheads.
I just read about how San Salvador gang members have tattoos on their foreheads,
Business Insider points out that the reason these tattoos are so prevalent among gang members from South America is that the gangs know that getting tattoos like this is an easy retention strategy: no one else will hire these men, from rival gangs or otherwise.
So what is O’Reilly talking about? Tough to tell besides racism.
I looked up images of African-American workers, and while there is a story about how business leaders in the African American community struggle to receive respect, there is no story about tattoos.
ThyBlackMan.com has discussed the labor movement within the African-American community and the development or position of unions, and this is one of the photos that it published about the African-American labor issues:
Look closely–there are no tattoos.
When I looked up the US government’s Department of Labor statistics, it’s report contradicts Trump’s promise to make manufacturing the mainstay of economic reform for African American communities, because the Department of Labor points out that the majority of African American workers have been employed in public sector work, not manufacturing:
The average unemployment rate for Blacks in 2011 was 15.8 percent, compared to 7.9 percent for Whites, and 11.5 percent for Hispanics. Historically, Blacks have had persistently higher unemployment rates than the other major racial and ethnic groups. In addition, the increase in the black unemployment rate during the recession was larger than that for other races partly because workers with less education are particularly hard hit during recessions. Moreover, the unemployment rate for Blacks was slower to fall after the official end of the recession. The slower recovery for African Americans in the labor market has been partly the result of government layoffs after the official end of the recession. Blacks have been more vulnerable to the drastic layoffs in government in the past two years because they make up a disproportionate share of public sector workers. Moreover, with the exception of health and education, Blacks are under-represented in the sectors that have experienced the greatest job growth during the recovery, including manufacturing and professional and business services.
I will admit that I grit my teeth every time I read “Blacks” in reference to people or “whites,” because it just seems so wrong to classify people according to skin color, but the point is that since the African American community was disproportionately affected by government layoffs, it had a larger share of unemployment. That doesn’t sound like lack of education or tattoos are the problem, it sounds like what is needed is diversification of job resources, not tattoo removal.
Neither does O’Reilly’s argument that the community is “ill educated” hold water. It is, in fact, flat out wrong. African Americans had double the rate of unemployment compared to Caucasians regardless of their education:
The differences in the total unemployment rates between African Americans and whites can also not be attributed to differences in educational attainment. Black unemployment is significantly higher than that of whites at all levels of educational attainment. The unemployment rate of African Americans without a high school diploma was 26 percent in the second quarter of 2011, compared to 12 percent for whites without a high school diploma. The unemployment rate among African Americans with high school diplomas and no postsecondary education was 15.9 percent, while that of similarly situated whites was 8.4 percent. Finally, the unemployment rate of African American college graduates was 6.9 percent, while the unemployment rate among white college graduates was a mere 3.9 percent.
Bill O’Reilly doesn’t know what he is talking about, but then Trump didn’t either, stating that it’s the “spirit” that counts in a community. What? Trump didn’t call out racism, because Trump is pretty racist, but if you are trying to appeal to a community, you’d think you might know a little bit more about it than saying you can just buy it. That’s the problem with Trump though, he would sell his children to the highest bidder, so why not think he can buy anyone with the right amount of money?
I really wish that O’Reilly wasn’t allowed to make comments like he did about people based on skin color, outright hatred and racism with immunity.
For every dumb-ass out there making comments about women’s “hormones” affecting tennis play (Djokvic), and every other dumb-ass out there saying women should thank God on their knees for male tennis players (Moore, who has since stepped down), there are plenty of people who actually don’t define a tennis match by whether or not there is a uterus involved. Those people showed up by the thousands, 16,000 give or take a few, to support the Women’s Tennis Association match between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.
Just in case you missed the misogyny, the former Indian Wells CEO, Indian Wells being a large tennis venue just about to host the last match for women’s tennis, said in preparation of that match that women should get down on their knees to thank God for men’s tennis players:
In my next life when I come back I want to be someone in the WTAbecause they ride on the coattails of the men. They don’t make any decisions and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky…If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport.
Media response was swift:
Moore said during a media breakfast on Sunday at the BNP Paribas Open that the WTA “rides on the coattails of men” and that if he was “a lady player,” he would “go down on his knees every night and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born because they have carried the sport.”
The uproar over his comments was swift. Current players and tennis icons weighed in on Moore’s comments before his resignation was announced. Many suggested he be removed, believing there’s no way he should continue in the CEO and tournament director role in which he’d have to work with and go to bat for the WTA and its members.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, one of the co-founders of the WTA, suggested in a statement Monday that Moore needed to go.
“It was really disheartening to see Ray Moore offer the extremely prejudiced and very old-fashioned statements regarding women tennis players,” Navratilova said. “We have made it this far on our own, without help from male players, and will continue to do so in the future. It would be hard to imagine any woman to want to go and play at Indian Wells if Moore stays as the tournament director.”
Moore has since rightly resigned. Serena had boycotted Indian Wells because of it’s inappropriate commentary, and Moore reignited it:
“You know, there’s only one way to interpret that,” Williams said. “Get on your knees, which is offensive enough, and thank a man, which is not—we, as women, have come a long way. We shouldn’t have to drop to our knees at any point.”
Djokvic has since said that men should get more money than women because supposedly men work harder than women, and that more people care about men’s tennis, arguing just Moore’s point as Moore was pushed to step down as CEO.
WORLD No.1 Novak Djokovic has backed off his remarks about men’s tennis players deserving more prizemoney than their female counterparts.
Serena Williams and Andy Murray were among several players to publicly criticise comments by Djokovic that followed a sexism scandal at Indian Wells.
As the ATP and WTA Miami Open began on Wednesday, the world’s top players welcomed the resignation of Indian Wells tournament director Raymond Moore after the official disparaged women’s tennis at the weekend.
Djokovic followed up Moore’s comments with controversial remarks of his own, noting women must go through “hormones and different stuff” and saying men’s matches have more spectators to justify, “I think that’s one of the reasons why maybe we should get awarded more.”
That aroused the ire of Williams, who has won 21 Grand Slam singles crowns to 11 for Serbia’s Djokovic.
“It has been, I would say disappointing,” Williams said of Djokovic’s remarks.
“I wouldn’t say my son deserved more money than my daughter because he’s a man. It would be shocking.”
“He’s entitled to his opinion,” Williams said.
“If he had a daughter, he has a son right now, he should talk to his daughter and say, ‘Your brother deserves more money than you.’
“I would never use sex to compare. We have so many great players, men and women, who have brought so much vision to the sport. Every athlete works extremely hard.
“If I had a son and a daughter I would never tell them one deserves more because of their sex.”
The media points out Djokvic’s heritage, pointing out that he is Serbian, and perhaps distancing themselves from his misogyny by apologizing for his heritage: hey, he’s from Serbia, can’t help himself. But it falls flat. No one wants to hear that women have “hormones” to deal with, as if he is afraid to say that having blood in our underwear once a month makes us less athletic. Not our fault that there is blood, and women have been bleeding, working, playing and generally living life for eons without any help. Just because Djokvic’s got tampon issues doesn’t make us any less capable.
Why Djokvic thinks that players should get paid based on attendance is beyond me, because if that is how he had been paid, he is only half the player Serena Williams is. Besides that, Djokvic makes his money on endorsement deals, which I hope he loses after that last comment:
Let’s compare Djokvic’s earnings to the women that he feels insecure about:
With deals ranging from Nike to Gatorade and even a brand-new social media “challenge” campaign with Pepsi, Williams is building her presence away from the game and, most importantly, raking in the cash
.Forbes lists Williams as No. 47 on the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2015 and No. 55 on its most recent list of power women. Overall, she has won $72 million in prize money, more than double what No. 2 on the list, Maria Sharapova, has made.
As if that weren’t enough, Williams, along with her older sister Venus, bought stake in the Miami Dolphins in 2009. The two became the first female African-American to hold an ownership stake in an NFL franchise
Accordin to Infosys, on the World Tennis Tour information, Djokvic has made $20 MILLION more in prize money than Serena, with Djokvic earning $97,171,248.
What is Djokvic complaining about? Supposedly he is arguing that men should be paid more? Looks like he was paid $20 million more than a woman who has won 200% more times than he has, so what’s his complaint? Serena has beaten him handily in the game, but she doesn’t have the earnings, and still Djokvic complains?
Djokvic and Moore win the Asshole(s) of the Week Award, seems each men have at least two, one at the top of their body and one down below.
It takes a woman, Katie Packard, to be exact, to take on Donald Trump’s hatred of women effectively. Spending only $4 million dollars in a Super PAC she founded herself, a rarity in politics for a woman to run her own Super PAC (definitely a much needed change though), and Katie Packard steps in with a right punch to the glass jaw of the Donald.
Katie Packard lets women read the quotes Donald Trump has made about women, telling them it’s pretty to get down on their knees, how the most important thing for him is to have a nice piece of ass, and some quotes I had published a few weeks ago. Katie Packard, let’s see what else you’ve got. I like your style. It’s about time women confronted Donald Trump. Of course, Donald calls any woman who does (we’re looking to you Megyn Kelly) crazy, but let’s hear it for just putting it out there that Donald Trump hates women.
Psychotherapists have long held that it is unethical to diagnose a public personality with a mental health disorder without actually seeing them as a patient, but then if they see them as a patient, they are required to maintain confidentiality. Good thing I am not a psychotherapist, but am merely a blogger who looks a patterns and offers Unasked Advice. It’s my opinion that Trump meets all the diagnostic criteria of a true sociopath. The diagnostic characteristics of a sociopath, and he definitely displays narcissistic tendencies, Trump’s personality matches the medical definition of sociopath:
Medically, sociopathy is termed as antisocial personality disorder. It is defined as “a mental health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of manipulating, exploiting, or violating the rights of others.”
What are sociopathic characteristics? Well, Trump shares a surprising number of recognized sociopathic tendencies that resemble Dahmer, the “charming sociopath”:
Cold, calculating nature – Putting down prisoners of war for being weak? Demeaning suffering as though he doesn’t care, Trump has it in spades:
“Textbook narcissistic personality disorder,” echoed clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis. “This man is known for his golf courses, but, with due respect, who does he think works on these golf courses? Mr. Trump’s bullying nature—taunting Senator John McCain for being captured in Vietnam, or saying Jeb Bush has “low energy”—is in keeping with the narcissistic profile.
“Regardless of how you feel about John McCain, the man served—and suffered. To degrade people is really part of a cluster-B personality disorder: it’s antisocial and shows a lack of remorse for other people. The way to make it O.K. to attack someone verbally, psychologically, or physically is to lower them. That’s what he’s doing.
Shallow emotions – Lack of real emotion in response to events, limited capacity to feel love, and Trump’s response about women? Not emotionally deep:
“You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” — from an interview with Esquire, 1991
Narcissism – A personality disorder, one in which a person feels love for himself to the exclusion of all else. One mental health educator spoke of Trump’s narcissism this way:
“He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops because there’s no better example of his characteristics,” said clinical psychologist George Simon, who conducts lectures and seminars on manipulative behavior. “Otherwise, I would have had to hire actors and write vignettes. He’s like a dream come true.”
Another therapist examined his behavior during the debates and noticed his behavioral antics as narcissism:
“He’s very easy to diagnose,” said psychotherapist Charlotte Prozan. “In the first debate, he talked over people and was domineering. He’ll do anything to demean others, like tell Carly Fiorina he doesn’t like her looks. ‘You’re fired!’ would certainly come under lack of empathy. And he wants to deport immigrants, but [two of] his wives have been immigrants.
Grandiose self image: Grandiosity aplenty with Trump’s interpretation of how the presidency would give him super powers:
“When I’m president I’m a different person. I can do anything. I can be the most politically correct person you have ever seen.”
How is the illusion of grandeur a part of a sociopathic personality? It has to do with actively believing that they are the best ruler there is, a form of a royalty complex.
“They might see themselves as someone who is superior to others and sometimes even experiences delusions. A sociopath might see themselves as a fitting ruler of a country or even the world, but might also have delusional beliefs such as seeing themselves as a God or having super powers.”
Ability to charm: yes, he has swayed a lot of people in the voting public, winning the GOP nomination
Inability to understand how his behavior injures others: yes, even his ex-wife said she felt Trump raped her, and he lacks remorse, saying he never gave Ivana anything of value. He justifies hiring illegal Polish workers to build Trump Tower by saying he is hiring, more than other people are doing, albeit under abusive conditions. Trump’s playing card is to justify abuse as something necessary to his own agenda.
How about filing for bankruptcies? Trump has filed for bankruptcy 4 times with his companies:
Trump doesn’t deny that four of his businesses have filed for bankruptcy. He argues, however, that filing for bankruptcy is a common business decision, and he was smart to make the moves when he did.
“Hundreds of companies” have filed for bankruptcy, Trump said earlier in the debate. “I used the law four times and made a tremendous thing. I’m in business. I did a very good job.”
High IQ – The high IQ is part of the planning, a form of manipulation. Trump tweeted about his own IQ, manifesting all the sociopathic tendencies:
“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure,it’s not your fault.”
(Note that an IQ is not an adequate substitute for mental health stability.)
Manipulative –So, Trump says he missed the debate moderated by Megyn Kelly, whom he says is “biased” against him, in favor of a fundraiser for veterans. Sounds noble until you find out that the veterans weren’t necessarily thanking him for using them as a political pity stunt:
Progressive advocacy group VoteVets.org said in statement that Trump should not “hide from Megyn Kelly behind us.”
“Let me put this in language Donald Trump understands,” Jon Soltz, Iraq War veteran and chairman of VoteVets.org said in a statement. “You’re a loser. You’re a third-rate politician, who clearly doesn’t understand issues, and is so scared of Megyn Kelly exposing it, that you’re looking to use veterans to protect you from facing her questions.”
Sexually deviant – Trump lacks remorse, making his sexuality a form of predation, in my opinion. Ivana, Trump’s ex-wife said she felt raped by him, but Trump also believes that he is allowed or deserving of sexual access to women.
A 1997 allegation of sexual assault against Trump was “settled,” with the woman praising Trump after he paid a reported 6-figure settlement to get out of a contract dispute. The woman’s claim states that Trump: “subjected [her] to [Trump’s] unwanted sexual advances, which included touching of [her] private parts in an act constituting attempted ‘rape’”, the lawsuit stated. Trump then implied she should “keep her mouth shut”, she alleged. As she tried to leave, Trump again touched her sexually and made “Svengali-type proclamations of ‘love’”, she said, prompting her to vomit.
Sensitive to criticism – Sociopaths believe that they deserve praise, and if there is any hint of what they feel is criticism, they lash out. Let’s relive the Megyn Kelly battle with Trump here,
“Here’s the difference,” Trump replied. “I was treated very unfairly by Fox…They weren’t treated badly. I mean, I was treated very, very badly by Fox. They issued a statement that was an inappropriate statement…”
Most recently the governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley, whom Trump “called an embarrassment” when she wouldn’t support him, to which she replied: “Bless his heart,” (for those of you in the know, a true Southern brush off.) . New York Times columnist Gail Collins recalled: “During one down period, I referred to him in print as a ‘financially embattled thousandaire’ and he sent me a copy of the column with my picture circled and ‘The Face of a Dog!’ written over it.”
Paranoid – Might be evidenced by his fear of ISIS leading Trump to “ban all Muslims” from entering the country and encouraging the building of a wall between US and Mexico:
In some of his earliest campaign comments, Trump suggested that Mexicans coming to the US are largely criminals. “They are bringing drugs, and bringing crime, and they’re rapists,” he said. A wall on the border, he claims, will not only keep out undocumented immigrants but Syrian migrants as well. He also believes that Mexico should have to pay for the wall which a BBC analysis estimates could cost between $2.2bn and $13bn.
Despotic/Authoritarian – “necessary authority” is the key belief system here, “You’re fired!” ring a bell? How about never having to apologize? Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley apologized “like a disgusting, little, weak, pathetic baby” for his remark that “all lives matter,” Donald Trump said in an excerpt of a new interview aired Friday on Fox News. Most people don’t consider babies disgusting because they are “weak,” but that is some sociopathic thinking there.
Lawfulness – Despite popular belief, a sociopath is not likely to be a problem to the law in later life, but rather will seek to find loopholes, to rise to a position of power, or to move to another area so that their behavior is tolerated
Low tolerance for boredom – Because sociopaths want constant stimulation or affirmation, they get bored quickly when they aren’t the ones receiving attention.
Trump on the State of the Union Address: “The #SOTU speech is really boring, slow, lethargic – very hard to watch!”
Trump on Super Bowl: “So far the Super Bowl is very boring – not nearly as exciting as politics – MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Lack of regret – Impulsive behavior being driven by a less than perfect grasp of the facts, well, Trump has no regrets. He doesn’t regret missing debates, doesn’t regret “barring Muslims.” Not much he does regret, actually.
Compulsive lying – Is it considered lying if you are being sued by an attorney general for misleading people? According to Trump, probably not, but according to court documents, it’s enough to let a lawsuit continue, as of March 2, 2016:
“A $40million lawsuit accusing Donald Trump’s defunct Trump University of ripping off customers can go ahead, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday…It also alleges that Trump University ignored warnings from New York’s Department of Education that it was violating state law by calling itself a ‘University’ without being a licensed educational institution. “
Although Forbes estimates Trump’s financial worth at $4billion and Bloomberg estimated Trump’s net worth to be $2.9 billion, Trump boasts that he is worth $10 billion.
What do Donald Trump and Peyton Manning have in common? Sexual assault against a woman over whom they had power. Sexual assault claims that were “hushed up.” Sexual assault claims the public would like to forget. Trump supporters say that rape “can’t happen” between spouses, and Manning claims that pushing his testicles into a woman’s face was just a “joke.” Of course sexual assault didn’t occur for either man according to his own opinion. The women’s story is vastly different.
his [Trump] ex-wife Ivana Trump once used “rape” to describe an incident between them in 1989. She later said she felt “violated” by the experience.
Michael Cohen, special counsel at The Trump Organization, defended his boss, saying, “You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a private individual who never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.”
“It is true,” Cohen added. “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”
And we are back to the “women are property” argument Trump endorses. Check out Trump’s other misogynist comments here. (Trump doesn’t know the what the word misogynist means, so we are safe from him ever reading this…)
Ivana’s response is much different, saying Trump raped her when he was angry, and then she later “clarified” to remove the term rape, but her story is one of Trump committing rape:
The book, by former Texas Monthly and Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III, described a harrowing scene. After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.
“Your fucking doctor has ruined me!” Trump cried.
What followed was a “violent assault,” according to Lost Tycoon. Donald held back Ivana’s arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants.
“Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified… It is a violent assault,” Hurt writes. “According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’”
Following the incident, Ivana ran upstairs, hid behind a locked door, and remained there “crying for the rest of night.” When she returned to the master bedroom in the morning, he was there.
“As she looks in horror at the ripped-out hair scattered all over the bed, he glares at her and asks with menacing casualness: ‘Does it hurt?’” Hurt writes.
Notice the only defense Trump offers is that “you can’t rape your spouse” based supposedly on law, not that he had a consensual sexual experience with his wife, merely that because she was his wife, it wasn’t rape. Oh, and that even though his wife felt raped, because Trump says it wasn’t rape, it wasn’t.
“It’s not the word that you’re trying to make it into,” Cohen told The Daily Beast, saying Ivana Trump was talking about how “she felt raped emotionally… She was not referring to it [as] a criminal matter, and not in its literal sense, though there’s many literal senses to the word.”
Trump’s wife said she felt raped. Trump says you can’t rape a spouse, so it wasn’t rape. What happened to these charges? Swept away, just like Peyton Manning. What does Peyton Manning have to blame his sexual assault on? Having women nearby.
Peyton Manning, well, he blames his sexual assault on having a female trainer. That’s right, women happen to be around, and he happens to sexually assault them by placing his testicles on their faces, simple as that:
In the book he co-wrote with his father, Archie, and a ghostwriter, Manning: A Father, His Sons, and a Football Legacy, though he described his actions as “inappropriate,” he felt Naughright should have laughed off the up-close display of his rump and should have viewed it as “Crude, maybe, but harmless.” Manning also felt the need to call her a “vulgar woman,” swore that he was actually mooning a fellow teammate, not Naughright, and said that all of this unpleasantness could have been avoided were it not for the destruction of male-only spaces.
When Naughright rebuffed Manning, he decided to drop trou. Naughright had her head down, but upon hearing the chuckles and guffaws, she looked up only to find herself face-to-face with Manning’s exposed ass and testicles.
“It was the gluteus maximus, the rectum, the testicles and the area in between the testicles. And all that was on my face when I pushed him up,” Naughright would later say in a court deposition in a suit against the University of Tennessee (more on this in a bit). “To get leverage, I took my head out to push him up and off.”
How did UT discipline Manning? They took away his “privilege to eat at the athletic facilities dining room, and requiring him to run at 6:00 a.m. for two weeks.” The dining room ban was subsequently reduced to two weeks as well.
The allegations made against Manning came to light as one of numerous sexual harassment claims cited against the University of Tennessee. Naughright and the university ended up agreeing to a $300,000 settlement. The terms remained confidential.
But Manning needed to have the final word. In the book he co-wrote with his father, Archie, and a ghostwriter, Manning: A Father, His Sons, and a Football Legacy, though he described his actions as “inappropriate,” he felt Naughright should have laughed off the up-close display of his rump and should have viewed it as “Crude, maybe, but harmless.” Manning also felt the need to call her a “vulgar woman,” swore that he was actually mooning a fellow teammate, not Naughright, and said that all of this unpleasantness could have been avoided were it not for the destruction of male-only spaces.
“Never mind that women in the men’s locker room is one of the most misbegotten concessions to equal rights ever made,” Manning wrote. “When Dad played, there was still at least a tacit acknowledgment that women and men are two different sexes, with all that implies, and a certain amount of decorum had to be maintained. Meaning when it came to training rooms and shower stalls, the opposite sex was not allowed. Common sense tells you why.”
“Common sense” indeed. In 2002, Naughright filed a defamation lawsuit against Manning, claiming that he was attempting to rewrite history. Naughright had since moved on to Florida Southern College and though she wasn’t personally named by Manning in the book, she received a letter “addressed to ‘Dr. Vulgar Mouth Whited.’’’
The university paid Naughright $300,000, so it can’t claim that it had no knowledge of Manning’s sexual assault against this woman, but their dismissal of Naughright’s claims, and their treatment of her after the complaints were filed have now been used as an example of creating a culture of indifference to sexual assault:
A lawsuit accusing the University of Tennessee of mishandling reports of alleged sexual assaults by student athletes cites a 20-year-old complaint against then-Volunteers quarterback Peyton Manning as evidence of the school’s indifference.
Manning claims that if women weren’t nearby, he never would have assaulted them, and that pushing his testicles in a woman’s face is just the equivalent of “common sense.” (Note to Manning: sexual assault is not a common sense result of having women nearby.)
If you are wondering if anyone else spoke up about this, they did. Another man in the locker room, who was supposedly the recipient of what Manning coded as his “moon,” did state that what Manning did was wrong, and asserted that Manning was using his position of power to abuse Naughright:
As to the question of to whom Manning wanted to show his ass, Malcolm Saxon, a track and field athlete who was in the room during the incident, wrote a letter to Manning to say that no, he was not the intended moon-ee (as Manning had written in his book), imploring him to “maintain some dignity and admit to what happened… Your celebrity doesn’t mean you can treat folks that way… Do the right thing here.”
Naughright and Manning ended up agreeing to an out-of-court settlement in 2003 that included a confidentiality ban on both parties. “He felt it was his mistake, he tried to apologize and he was remorseful,” Archie Manning told the Associated Press of his son’s incident in 2003. “He got punished and he took his punishment.”
Manning, however, just couldn’t keep his mouth shut.
Naughright took Manning to court to enforce the gag order, but Manning kept talking, in a way reminiscent of Trump, to belittle the woman he had assaulted. Both Manning and Trump belittle women as a way of defending their sexual assaults. Really, is it any better to say you can’t rape your spouse, even if she says she felt raped, because the law doesn’t recognize spousal rape? (Just for the record, the law does recognize spousal rape in the US, but not in Turkey or Saudi Arabia. Perhaps Trump’s attorney got his nationality confused.) Is it any better for Manning to verbally attack Naughright, even though two courts have law have recognized Manning’s assault against her, to discredit Naughright as a means of “defending” himself against what was found to be true?
Why is the “blame the victim” response accepted in Peyton Manning and Trump, hell Bill Cosby? Why is it that famous men feel they can sexually assault women with immunity? Sports writers have this to say about the dynamic with Manning:
“For every classy part of Manning, the one that sells pizzas and says, ‘Golly gee and aw shucks,’ there is a bit of a ruthless guy, in my opinion,” he wrote. “This is not stated maliciously. It’s stated honestly. I think what he did with Jamie is an example of that. He does that [exposes himself] to her, which is a despicable thing, and then later in his book, takes a shot at her. That shot was calculated. It was a way of trying to diminish Jamie and her original accusations.”
Bill Cosby, Peyton Manning, Donald Trump, all men whose sexual assault allegations have not been proven false, in fact, most were verified, and yet, these men were not criminally charged. Does money really buy immunity? It might, from criminal charges, but it doesn’t from public opinion.
Peyton Manning is used as THE example of a culture of sexual assault allowed at his alma mater in a recent Title IX filing:
Filed on behalf of six unidentified accusers, the lawsuit alleges that the university violated federal Title IX regulations against sex discrimination and fostered “a hostile sexual environment and culture.”
The university denies permitting a culture of sexual assault to thrive.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Nashville last week, two days after Manning led the Denver Broncos to victory in Super Bowl 50. It centers on five alleged rapes of female students reported between 2013 and 2015.
In support of its claim of “deliberate indifference” by administrators to sexual assaults at the 27,000-student public university in Knoxville, the complaint includes a string of alleged incidents involving student-athletes going back to 1995.
The lawsuit accuses the university of a pattern of “grossly inadequate discipline and resolution in favor of male, ‘major sports’ athletes.”
That favoritism, the complaint said, included “interfering with and stopping the disciplinary process, concealing charges and investigations involving male athletes, arranging for specialized defense counsel for male athletes … facing criminal and sexual assault charges.”
University of Tennessee denies that it creates a rape culture, but just this past week, another University of Tennessee football player was accused of sexual battery:
This week, in an incident not related to the Title IX lawsuit, University of Tennessee police said defensive tackle Alexis Johnson was charged with sexual battery, false imprisonment and domestic assault. The alleged assault occurred at a residence hall on Sunday.
Ryan Robinson, the university’s athletics communications director, said in a statement that Johnson “has been suspended from all football activities” but declined further comment.
In the five alleged sexual assaults cited in the Title IX lawsuit, only two — involving prominent former members of the football team — resulted in criminal charges, Smith said. The men, who are awaiting trial, remained in school. One attended his graduation.
When Peyton Manning is used as an example of a sexual predator allowed to go unpunished in a Title IX lawsuit, it means that the image he has so carefully crafted with the media “good ole boys” club is starting to crumble. Note to Trump: even Cosby has fallen.
For those of you who don’t know what the word misogynist means (I am talking to you, Trump), you can read the following Trump quotes about how women are good only for looks and/or sex. The old goat probably would die from sex now if he tried, but since he appears celibate I guess we are safe from the one thing Secret Service can’t protect him from. In that case, let’s NOT elect a president that thinks all women are Barbie:
By the way, these are real quotes. You can check them out on Huffington Post:
- “I would never buy Ivana any decent jewels or pictures. Why give her negotiable assets?” Trump is quoted as saying of his then-wife in a 1990 Vanity Fair piece. (Yes, why give your wife anything “decent”?)
- In his 2006 book Trump 101: The Way to Success, Trump wrote: “Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see.” (I am not sure what else beauty is except something pretty to see…)
- 26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together? (As if men are just predators by nature…uncontrolled predators…)
- “It’s certainly not groundbreaking news that the early victories by the women on ‘The Apprentice’ were, to a very large extent, dependent on their sex appeal.” —How To Get Rich, 2004 (Wait a second, Trump determines who wins and women only win dependent on their sex appeal?)
- “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” — from an interview with Esquire, 1991 (If women are so worthless, why are they worth more than anything else in your life?)
- “I mean, we could say politically correct that look doesn’t matter, but the look obviously matters,” Trump said to a female reporter in a clip featured on “Last Week Tonight.” (You are only worthy if Trump thinks you’re beautiful…)
- When a lawyer facing Trump in 2011 asked for a break to pump breastmilk for her infant daughter, The Donald reacted very poorly. “He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting,’ and he ran out of there,” attorney Elizabeth Beck told CNN. Trump’s attorney does not dispute that his client called Beck “disgusting.”(Breasts are beautiful. Breast milk is disgusting. Let’s not forget that breasts exist solely for Trump pleasure.)
- “The most difficult aspect of the prenuptial agreement is informing your future wife (or husband): I love you very much, but just in case things don’t work out, this is what you will get in the divorce. There are basically three types of women and reactions. One is the good woman who very much loves her future husband, solely for himself, but refuses to sign the agreement on principle. I fully understand this, but the man should take a pass anyway and find someone else. The other is the calculating woman who refuses to sign the prenuptial agreement because she is expecting to take advantage of the poor, unsuspecting sucker she’s got in her grasp. There is also the woman who will openly and quickly sign a prenuptial agreement in order to make a quick hit and take the money given to her.” —Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997 (Well, this explains his long life. Who wants to sleep with this?)
- “Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.” — Trump: The Art of the Comeback, 1997 (Poor men are just suckers to a woman’s blink…sad, really, or maybe a vagina, but I don’t think Trump knows the word.)
- “If Hillary can’t satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America.”@RealDonaldTrump (Keeps with the Trump running line: women good in bed = everything they are good for. That could be his presidential meme.)
- “[Angelina Jolie’s] been with so many guys she makes me look like a baby… And, I just don’t even find her attractive,” he said in an interview with Larry King in 2006. (Ok, being good in bed is bad if you are TOO good in bed. Take note, Women, make sure you get the job, but don’t get too many jobs..)
- While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct. (If you aren’t physically attractive to Trump, you are worthless.)
- “My favorite part [of ‘Pulp Fiction’] is when Sam has his gun out in the diner and he tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. Say: ‘Bitch be cool.’ I love those lines.” — TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, 2005 (According to Trump, men should be able to silence women. Silent women are the best women?)
- New York Times columnist Gail Collins recalled: “During one down period, I referred to him in print as a ‘financially embattled thousandaire’ and he sent me a copy of the column with my picture circled and ‘The Face of a Dog!’ written over it.”(Same refrain: unattractiveness in women makes them worthless. Perhaps he could set it to lyrics and play it as his theme song.)
- “Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred,” Trump said about himself one time. “Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.”(And we are back to the buying again. Last time I checked, a dollar bill didn’t have sexual capacity.)
- “All of the women on ‘The Apprentice’ flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” — How To Get Rich, 2004 (The women were unconsciously flirting with him or unconscious?)
Trump is an equal opportunity bigot–he also appears to hate black people: https://unaskedadvice.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/trump-hates-black-people/
Let’s give a racist egomaniac the power of the Secret Service and see what happens: blatant use of military force against a group of students simply because they are black.
A group of students was forcibly removed from a Trump rally simply because they were black. The students were standing quietly in the stadium when Secret Service forced them out of the rally.
“I think we got kicked out because we’re a group of black people,” a tearful student said in a video posted by USA Today. “I guess … they’re afraid we’re going to say something or do something. But we just really wanted to watch the rally. To get kicked out because we’re a group of black people … shows you how racist our own school is.”
Another student said the group decided to stand quietly in the bleachers wearing black attire as a statement. The group had no intention to disrupt the candidate, the student said.
The incident happened the same day Black Lives Matter protestors interrupted a Trump speech during a campaign stop in Virginia. At that rally, a Time magazine photographer was thrown to the ground in a chokehold by a Secret Service agent after stepping outside of the press pool.
Trump has drawn widespread condemnation in recent days after being slow to distance himself from white supremacists supporting him, namely KKK leader David Duke.
If Trump uses the Secret Service to remove people by skin color, what will happen if he is elected President?