PATRICK VIEW: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF DONALD TRUMP SEXIST COMMENTS ON WOMEN

SEXISM

  1.  According to Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism

Sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on a person’s sex or gender. Sexism can affect anyone, but it primarily affects women and girls. It has been linked to stereotypes and gender roles, and may include the belief that one sex or gender is intrinsically superior to another. Extreme sexism may foster sexual harassment, rape, and other forms of sexual violence.

  1. According to other researchers/authors
  1. Sexism is the use of language to discriminate against women and to belittle and trivialize those activities associated with women. Sexism is defined as “the practices whereby someone foregrounds gender when it is not the most salient feature”. It, just like racism and other discriminatory forms of language, stems from larger societal forces, wider institutionalized inequalities of power and conflict over who has rights to certain positions and resources. Accordingly, sexism is an index of ongoing conflict between men and women (Mills, 2008: 1- Mills, S. (2008). Language and Sexism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.)

 

 

MODEL OF ANALYSIS

The chosen data will be analyzed according to a model which is adopted from Mills’ model of sexism (2008) and Van Dijk socio-cognitive framework (2006). The basic elements of the model are the following:

  1. Valuing women based on their appearance rather than their intelligence or personality.
  2. Males as the norm, that is, females appear as dependent beings and as followers.
  3. Women are weak, lacking in strength and ability.
  4. Comparing women to inanimate objects.
  5. Semantic derogation/disparagement of women.
  6. Women are no more than possessions.
  7. Negative evaluation of women.
  8. Glorifying the maltreatment/mistreatment of women.
  9. Vulgarity when speaking about women.
  10. Negative presentation of women (adopted from Mills, 2008: 1-22).

DONALD TRUMP SEXIST COMMENT ANALYSIS ON WOMEN USING “WRITER MILLS’ MODEL OF SEXISM (2008) AND WRITER VAN DIJK SOCIO COGNITIVE FRAMEWORK (2006).”

After much research on the internet I was able to bring out proves to underpin this particular topic and the link is also provided for reference purpose.

  1. VALUING WOMEN BASED ON THEIR APPEARANCE RATHER THAN THEIR INTELLIGENCE OR PERSONALITY

 

 

PROVE 1

On Carly Fiorina

“Look at that face. Would anybody vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and I’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?” [Sept. 9, 2015]

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/trump-seriously-20150909

PROVE 2

Women on apprentice

  1. “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.” [2004]
  1. “Oh and just to be clear, the success of women in those early stages of ‘The Apprentice’ certainly wasn’t based on merit; their victories were largely “dependent on their sex appeal”.  “I mean, we could say politically correct that look does not matter, but the look obviously matters. Like you would not have your job if you weren’t beautiful

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Trump-seen-as-sexist-when-he-uses-personal-insultsagainst-

everyone

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-hillary-clinton-worst-secretary-of-state-in-u-shistory-

480136259729

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/273233-trump-ad-clinton-not-tough-enough-to-faceputin-

isis

 

PROVE 3

 

On Ivanka Trump, his daughter

 During 2006 appearance on The View, Trump remarked “She does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her…..Yeah, Ivanka is really something and what a beauty that one….if I weren’t happily married and, you know, her father, I will be dating her. My daughter, she’s six feet tall; she’s got the best body. She made a lot of money as a model-a tremendous amount”

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/08/117766/donald-trump-sexist-quotes-on-women

PROVE 4

On Hillary Clinton

 “Does she look presidential, fellas? Give me a break.” [Sept. 6, 2016]

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-offends-comment-clinton-lacks presidential/story?id=41891411

PROVE 5

On Steffi Graf

“You never get to the face because the body’s so good.” [Sept. 23, 2004]

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3u8gx0

PROVE 6

On Halle Berry

“I love her … upper body.” [February 2013]

https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trumps-gross-history-of-misogyny-from-rosie-odonnell-to-megyn-kelly

PROVE 7

On Beyoncé

“When Beyoncé was thrusting her hips forward in a very suggestive manner, if someone else would have done that it would have been a national scandal. I thought it was ridiculous … I thought it was not appropriate.” [February 2013]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2278395/Trump-calls-Beyonces-Super-Bowl-performance-ridiculous-national-scandal-thrusting-hips-forward-suggestive-manner.html#ixzz3hhrvpJAx

PROVE 8

On Jessica Chastain

 “She’s certainly not hot.” [February 2013]

https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trumps-gross-history-of-misogyny-from-rosie-odonnell-to-megyn-kelly

PROVE 9

On Stormy Daniels

 “Horseface” [Oct. 16, 2018]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1052213711295930368

PROVE 10

On Cher

 “I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn’t work.” [Nov. 13, 2012]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/268449053300383744

PROVE 11

On Mika Brzezinski

 “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!” [June 29, 2017]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/880408582310776832

PROVE 12

On French first lady Brigitte Macron

 “You know, you’re in such good shape. Beautiful.” [July 13, 2017]

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-usa-trump-brigitte-macron/president-trump-says-french-first-lady-is-in-such-good-shape-idUSKBN19Y2XT

PROVE 13

On Paris Hilton

 “Now, somebody who a lot of people don’t give credit to but in actuality is really beautiful is Paris Hilton. I’ve known Paris Hilton from the time she’s 12, her parents are friends of mine, and the first time I saw her she walked into the room and I said, ‘Who the hell is that?'” [2003]

https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trumps-craziest-interview-ever-any-girl-you-have-i-can-take-from-you

 

 

PROVE 14

On Arianna Huffington

 “Unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man — he made a good decision.” [Aug. 28, 2012]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/240462265680289792

PROVE 15

On Angelina Jolie

 “Angelina Jolie is sort of amazing because everyone thinks she’s like this great beauty. And I’m not saying she’s an unattractive woman, but she’s not beauty, by any stretch of the imagination.” [October 2007]

https://www.accessonline.com/articles/donald-trump-on-angelina-jolie-shes-not-beauty-61181#Ad42aQ170GprOAmi.99

PROVE 16

On Angelina Jolie

 “I really understand beauty. And I will tell you, she’s not — I do own Miss Universe. I do own Miss USA. I mean I own a lot of different things. I do understand beauty, and she’s not.” [October 2007]

https://www.accessonline.com/articles/donald-trump-on-angelina-jolie-shes-not-beauty-61181#Ad42aQ170GprOAmi.99

PROVE 17

On Kim Kardashian

 “Does she have a good body? No. Does she have a fat ass? Absolutely.” [Feb. 6, 2013]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/14/new-clips-show-trump-talking-about-sex-rating-womens-bodies-reminiscing-about-infidelity-on-howard-stern-show/

PROVE 18

On Kim Kardashian

 Asked if her butt is big: “Well, absolutely. It’s record-setting. In the old days, they’d say she has a bad body.” [June 18, 2014]

https://www.etonline.com/news/147555_donald_trump_thinks_jennifer_lopez_and_kim_kardashian_butts_are_too_big

PROVE 19

On Megyn Kelly

 “Bimbo.” [Aug. 7, 2015]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/629553612839124992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

 

PROVE 20

On Lindsay Lohan

“What do you think of Lindsay Lohan? There’s something there, right? But you have to like freckles. I’ve seen a close-up of her chest. And a lot of freckles. Are you into freckles? … She’s probably deeply troubled, and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women — deeply, deeply troubled — they’re always the best in bed?” [2004]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/14/new-clips-show-trump-talking-about-sex-rating-womens-bodies-reminiscing-about-infidelity-on-howard-stern-show/

 

PROVE 21

On Rosie O’Donnell

 “We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us. But it’s not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.” [2006]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d32577Hom08

PROVE 22

On Rosie O’Donnell

 “If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.'” [2006]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d32577Hom08

PROVE 23

On Rosie O’Donnell

 “Can you imagine the parents of Kelli … when she said, ‘Mom, Dad, I just fell in love with a big, fat pig named Rosie?'” [Dec. 29, 2006]

https://www.foxnews.com/story/rosie-odonnell-calls-donald-trump-pimp-on-her-blog-trump-fires-back-that-odonnell-is-big-fat-pig

PROVE 24

On Bette Midler

 “@BetteMidler talks about my hair but I’m not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body — so I won’t. Is this a double standard?” [Oct. 28, 2012]

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/262583859709882369

PROVE 25

On Bette Midler

 Two minutes later: “While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct.” [Oct. 28, 2012]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/262584296081068033

PROVE 26

On Kristen Stewart

 

 “Robert I’m getting a lot of heat for saying you should dump Kristen — but I’m right. If you saw the Miss Universe girls, you would reconsider.” [Oct. 18, 2012]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/258966137302315009

PROVE 27

On Melania Trump, his wife

 When asked if he would stay with her if she was disfigured in a car crash: “How do the breasts look?” [April 11, 2005]

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3uy18r

PROVE 28

On Tiffany Trump, his daughter

 “Well, I think that she’s got a lot of Marla. She’s a really beautiful baby, and she’s got Marla’s legs.” Motioning to his chest, Trump added: “We don’t know whether she’s got this part yet, but time will tell.” [1994]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3528887/Donald-Trump-talks-infant-daughter-Tiffany-s-breasts-uncovered-interview-1994.html

PROVE 29

On women he has relationships with

“You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” [1991]

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a24057/donald-trump-presidential-run-2016-072913/

PROVE 3O

On women, generally

To a female reporter: “We could say, politically correct, that look doesn’t matter, but the look obviously matters. Like you wouldn’t have your job if you weren’t beautiful.” [2014]

PROVE 31

On women, generally

 “I’ve got to use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” [2005]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/2016/10/07/3b9ce776-8cb4-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html

 

PROVE 32

On Kristen Stewart

 “Robert I’m getting a lot of heat for saying you should dump Kristen — but I’m right. If you saw the Miss Universe girls, you would reconsider.” [Oct. 18, 2012]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/258966137302315009

  1. MALES AS THE NORM, THAT IS, FEMALES APPEAR AS DEPENDENT BEINGS AND AS FOLLOWERS

PROVE 1

On Hillary Clinton

“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband, what makes her think she can satisfy America?”

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Trump-seen-as-sexist-when-he-uses-personal-insultsagainst-

everyone

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/880408582310776832

PROVE 2

On Hillary Clinton

  1. On another occasion, Trump batters Hillary Clinton saying “Hillary Clinton was the worst Secretary of State in the history of the United States. There has never been a Secretary of State as bad as Hillary”

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Trump-seen-as-sexist-when-he-uses-personal-insultsagainst-

everyone

 

  1. The world blew up around us. We lost everything including all relationships. There wasn’t one good thing that came out of that administration or her being Secretary of State”.

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-hillary-clinton-worst-secretary-of-state-in-u-shistory-

480136259729

PROVE 3

On Hillary Clinton

Then, Trump says “Hillary is not tough enough to face Russian president Vladimir Putin or ISIS.

She is a lying bitch

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/273233-trump-ad-clinton-not-tough-enough-to-faceputin-

isis.

PROVE 4

On Hillary Clinton

 “If she were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote.” [April 26, 2016]

http://theweek.com/speedreads/620953/donald-trump-claims-that-hillary-clinton-man-dont-think-shed-5-percent-vote

  1. COMPARING WOMEN TO INANIMATE OBJECTS

PROVE 1

Beauty and elegance, whether in a woman, a building, or a work of art, is not just superficial or something pretty to see

http://www.ibtimes.com/42-horrible-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women-nextrepublican-

presidential-2345140.

PROVE 2

On Rosie O’Donnell

 Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting — both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’ We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us. But it’s not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.You take a look at her, she’s a slob. She talks like a, like a truck driver

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/08/117766/donald-trump-sexist-quotes-on-women.

  1. WOMEN ARE NO MORE THAN POSSESSIONS

 

PROVE 1

“I think the only difference between me and the other candidates is that I’m more honest and my women are more beautiful

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Trump-seen-as-sexist-when-he-uses-personal-insultsagainst-

everyone.

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-hillary-clinton-worst-secretary-of-state-in-u-shistory-

480136259729.

  1. NEGATIVE PRESENTATION OF WOMEN

PROVE 1

On women he has relationships with

 “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Trump-seen-as-sexist-when-he-uses-personal-insultsagainst-

everyone.

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-hillary-clinton-worst-secretary-of-state-in-u-shistory-

480136259729.

 

PROVE 2

On women, generally

To a female reporter: “We could say, politically correct, that look doesn’t matter, but the look obviously matters. Like you wouldn’t have your job if you weren’t beautiful.” [2014]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw-_x5cYGMs

 

 

PROVE 3

On women, generally

 

“There’s nothing I love more than women, but they’re really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive, and boy, can they be smart!” [1997]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2015/07/30/i-just-binge-read-eight-books-by-donald-trump-heres-what-i-learned/

 

 

 

PROVE 4

On women, generally

 “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.” [1997]

https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Art-Comeback-Donald-J/dp/0812929640

 

PROVE 5

On the #Me Too movement

 “It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of. … Women are doing great.” [Oct. 2, 2018]

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/02/politics/trump-scary-time-for-young-men-metoo/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

  1. SEMANTIC DEROGATION/DISPARAGEMENT OF WOMEN

PROVE 1

On Arianna Huffington

“Unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man — he made a good decision.” [Aug. 28, 2012]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/240462265680289792

PROVE 2

 

On Rosie O’Donnell

 Rosie O’Donnell is disgusting — both inside and out. If you take a look at her, she’s a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’ We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us. But it’s not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out. You take a look at her, she’s a slob. She talks like a, like a truck driver

 http://www.refinery29.com/2016/08/117766/donald-trump-sexist-quotes-on-women

PROVE 3

Another occasion is when he sent a weird letter to a female journalist who, referring to his bankruptcy rumors, called him a “financially embattled thousandaire”. Trump allegedly sent the journalist Gail Collins a copy of her column, with her face circled and the words “face of a dog” written over it

http://www.ibtimes.com/42-horrible-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women-nextrepublican-

presidential-2345140

PROVE 4

On Stormy Daniels

 “Horseface” [Oct. 16, 2018]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1052213711295930368

PROVE 5

On Hillary Clinton

 “Such a nasty woman.” [Oct. 19, 2016]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2KOQfZ0Zd0

PROVE 6

On Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters

 “An extraordinarily low IQ person.” [June 25, 2018]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1011295779422695424

PROVE 7

On Megyn Kelly

 

 “She gets out and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” [Aug. 7, 2015]

https://theweek.com/speedreads/570853/donald-trump-said-megyn-kelly-blood-coming-wherever-during-debate

PROVE 8

On Rosie O’Donnell

 “We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us. But it’s not the chubbiness — Rosie is a very unattractive person, both inside and out.” [2006]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d32577Hom08

PROVE 9

On Rosie O’Donnell

  1. “Rosie’s a person who’s very lucky to have her girlfriend and she better be careful or I’ll send one of my friends over to pick up her girlfriend. Why would she stay with Rosie if she had another choice?” [2006]

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d32577Hom08

PROVE 10

On Rosie O’Donnell

 “If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie O’Donnell. I mean, I’d look at her right in that fat, ugly face of hers, I’d say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.'” [2006]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d32577Hom08

PROVE 11

On Rosie O’Donnell

 “Can you imagine the parents of Kelli … when she said, ‘Mom, Dad, I just fell in love with a big, fat pig named Rosie?'” [Dec. 29, 2006]

https://www.foxnews.com/story/rosie-odonnell-calls-donald-trump-pimp-on-her-blog-trump-fires-back-that-odonnell-is-big-fat-pig

PROVE 12

On female reporter

 

A similar occasion is when he says about a female reporterAriana Huffington is unattractive, Both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man – he made a good decision.

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/08/117766/donald-trump-sexist-quotes-on-women.

  1. NEGATIVE EVALUATION OF WOMEN

PROVE 1

 “Women have all the great acts of all times. 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 naïve or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye-or perhaps another body part. Women have even cheated the devil

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Trump-seen-as-sexist-when-he-uses-personal-insultsagainst-

everyone

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-hillary-clinton-worst-secretary-of-state-in-u-shistory-480136259729

PROVE 2

There’s nothing I love more than women, but they’re really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive”

http://www.ibtimes.com/42-horrible-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women-nextrepublican-

presidential-2345140

 

  1. WOMEN ARE WEAK, LACKING IN STRENGTH AND ABILITY

PROVE 1

“The other candidates-they went in, they did not know the air conditioning didn’t work. They sweated like dogs…..how are they gonna beat ISIS?”

  1. VULGARITY WHEN SPEAKING ABOUT WOMEN

PROVE 1

In his interview with CNN‘s Don Lemon, Trump made sexist comments about Megyn Kelly: “She’s a lightweight and, you know, she came out there reading her little script and trying to be tough and be sharp. And when you meet her, you realize she’s not very tough and she’s not very sharp….She gets out there and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions, and you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her… wherever….Killy was a bimbo”

http://www.ibtimes.com/42-horrible-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women-nextrepublican-

presidential-2345140

PROVE 2

On women, generally

“There’s nothing I love more than women, but they’re really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive, and boy, can they be smart!” [1997]

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2015/07/30/i-just-binge-read-eight-books-by-donald-trump-heres-what-i-learned/

 

  1. GLORIFYING THE MISTREATMENT OF WOMEN

PROVE 1

Women…. You have to treat them like shit

http://www.ibtimes.com/42-horrible-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women-nextrepublican-

presidential-2345140

 

Trump declares unequivocally his hatred to women. He is against political correctness as he confesses “I’ve no

time for political correctness”. He degrades women and calls for the bad treatment of them. He says that women

should be treated as shit or defecation (i.e., as something with little value or trivial). “Shit” can also be used to

establish superiority over another being (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shit).

PROVE 2

“My favorite part of (Pulp Fiction) is when Sam has his gun out in the dinner and tells the guy to tell his girlfriend to shut up. Tell that bitch to be cool. “Bitch be cool”. I love those lines

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Trump-seen-as-sexist-when-he-uses-personal-insultsagainst-

everyone

 

 

 http://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-hillary-clinton-worst-secretary-of-state-in-u-shistory-

480136259729

PROVE 3

On women, generally

“26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military — only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?” [May 7, 2013]

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/331907383771148288

 

CONCLUSION

Sexism in language is the outcome of implied ideological beliefs in gender stereotypes. Trump’s evaluation of women reflects his ideology about the superiority of males on females and how such ideological beliefs are ingrained in language and are difficult to be changed. It seems that Trump has a long history of making sexist, disparaging devaluation comments about women. Trump utilizes a variety of basic elements of the model analysis from Mills’ model of sexism (2008) and Van Dijk socio-cognitive framework (2006)   to underestimate women.

15 QUOTES ON SEXISM FROM POPULAR PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

 

1.

  1. Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.
  2. I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.

OPRAH WINFREY

2.

Sexism is part of every industry and must be addressed. But I try not to focus on the negative but the positive side of what we can bring.

ANGELINA JOLIE

3.

I knew Snoop Dog didn’t start misogyny. I knew that Tupac Shakur didn’t start sexism, and God knows that Dr. Dre didn’t start patriarchy. Yet they extended it in vicious form within their own communities. They made vulnerable people more vulnerable.

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON

4.

  1. On the Subtle Influence of Sexism

“But Donald Trump didn’t invent sexism, and its impact on our politics goes far beyond this one election. It’s like a planet that astronomers haven’t precisely located yet but know exists because they can see its impact on other planets’ orbits and gravities. Sexism exerts its pull on our politics and our society every day, in ways both subtle and crystal clear.”

  1. On the Ways Society Draws “Boxes” Around Women

“Sexism is all the big and little ways that society draws a box around women and says, ‘You stay in there.’ Don’t complain because nice girls don’t do that. Don’t try to be something women shouldn’t be. Don’t wear that, don’t go there, don’t think that, don’t earn too much. It’s not right somehow, we can’t explain why, stop asking.”

 

  1. On the Difference Between Sexism and Misogyny

“Misogyny is something darker [than sexism.] It’s rage. Disgust. Hatred. It’s what happens when a woman turns down a guy at a bar and he switches from charming to scary. Or when a woman gets a job that a man wanted and instead of shaking her hand and wishing her well, he calls her a bitch and vows to do everything he can to make sure she fails.”

 

 

 

HILLARY CLINTON

5.

  1. Black women’s intersectional experiences of racism and sexism have been a central but forgotten dynamic in the unfolding of feminist and antiracist agendas.

 

  1. Sexism isn’t a one-size-fits-all phenomenon. It doesn’t happen to black and white women the same way.

KIMBERLE WILLIAMS CRENSHAW

6.

I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I’m sure I will a lot more.

ALEX MORGAN

7.

As more women ‘lean in’ and we collectively continue to fight sexism, there’s another barrier to progress that hasn’t been addressed: Many men who would like to see more women leaders are afraid to speak up about it.

ADAM GRANT

8.

  1. I’m interested in what happens to people when they get into that publicity machine. We tend to think things have changed, but there’s still a deep sexism underlying the way women are treated publicly.
  2. Sexism kind of predisposes us to see men’s work as more important than women’s, and it is a problem, I guess, as writers, we have to change.

ERICA JONG

 

I will like to ask a simple question  for my fellow readers and viewers.

  1. What is your own views and contributions on this articles?
  2. Are you aware of existence of sexist in your area/locality? If so, explain
  3. What are your perceptions of  girls/women who experience sexist/abusive comment?
  4. Do these girls/women  enjoy in this sexist/abusive comment?  Elaborate.
  5. What in your view is the best way forward to solve this problem?

Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!

 

 

Written by:

Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka

 

Writer/Blogger/Educator/Tutor/web developer

University of Benin

 

Credited to :

  1. Women who try to fight against prolong  abusive/sexist comments in the society.
  2.  To all feminist movement and organization that bring out matters concerning women.

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