I feel sorry for Trumps, junior and senior. Don’t laugh. I really do. For them, the world is now populated by #MeToo unleashed. Unpredictable and venal women who, at the drop of a hat, will claim sexual assault in order to get what they want. Poor Don Jr fears for his sons, in a world where women have power.
This kind of #Backlash is common whenever women seek to gain a bit of power in the world by recounting their experiences. Men, used to holding nearly all the power in the world, will fight on every corner to keep that.
We are only a few hundred years from a time when women were burned alive as ‘witches’, seen to have a secret power over men. Oh bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, that witchy thing has appeared again. And the Trumps are shaking in their boots with superstitious fear. Good grief!
But ole Don Sr has overstepped the mark by attacking Dr Ford, the person who made those allegations against Kavanaugh. Because, while it may have played out well in the sticks, in Washington he is likely to lose some of the precious votes he needs to confirm his new Supreme Court justice. And he may well have lost the mid-terms for the Republicans too. He needed to keep his mouth shut and couldn’t. Poor Don Sr.
And don’t get me started on junior, he who pays a fortune to kill large and rare animals in Africa. He is disgusting. If I could boil up a spell to give him warts, I would.
Dr Liz Gordon began her working life as a university lecturer at Massey and the Canterbury universities. She spent six years as an Alliance MP, before starting her own research company, Pukeko Research. Her work is in the fields of justice, law, education and sociology (poverty and inequality). She is the president of Pillars, a charity that works for the children of prisoners, a prison volunteer, and is on the board of several other organisations. Her mission is to see New Zealand freed from the shackles of neo-liberalism before she dies (hopefully well before!).