Sadly, our country still has a lot of progress yet to be made regarding its treatment of sexual assault and the women who report it. And the horrible things that Trump’s accusers have had to suffer through after bravely reporting him are just another indication of this.
One woman, who claimed that Trump raped her when she was 13 years old, has dropped the lawsuit. This only happened after she received a slew of violent death threats from Trump supporters. She even canceled a press conference she had planned where she was going to speak out against him in person.
Even though Trump has verbally admitted his own acts of sexual assault, his supporters continue to deny the possibility. Or they shrug it off and dismiss it as “boys will be boys” behavior, which is inexcusable and ignorant. Trump’s supporters are the worst kinds of men, and the women who remain on his side clearly have unresolved issues with internalized misogyny.