‘P*ssy grabbing’ threats are now a thing in Trump’s America

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In October, Donald J. Trump insisted his hot mic comments from 2005 were harmless “locker room talk.” Now that Trump’s the president-elect, however, some men have turned the implied violence of his “pussy grabbing” into a slur to publicly harass and intimidate women. 

The disturbing trend surfaced in a recent report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups and has collected reports of bias, intimidation and harassment in the wake of the presidential election.

Women across the country told the SPLC that boys and men had invoked Trump’s vulgar phrasing, essentially threatening to sexually assault them. In the 10-day time period that SPLC reviewed, such harassment occurred, on average, twice a day.  Read more…

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