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Vanessa Praça-Correa
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Thanks, Vanessa

1. Then it would be better if you don’t normalise that view inside your discourse

I dó see it as a quite widespread behavior and part of it is even a general thing. But that’s not the same as calling it “normal”. Note: I realize the words ‘widespread and general’ are a bit too broad. English is not my mother tongue and I don’t know a word in your language that is a bit more in between. I suppose you understand what I’m trying to say, however.

2. It doesn’t, but the chances are higher that the person might be.

I agree that “chances are” this person has misogynistic traits, but it ends there as well. I can perfectly imagine a hardcore misogynist never being caught on camera using sexually disrespectful talk. In my eyes, anybody can be a misogynist and until that person acts on it (or advocates misogynist actions with words), we can never be sure enough to use it as a granted fact. Hillary’s reaction in that interview regarding her winning her first case for a guilty pedophile while she was a lawyer, is much more concerning behavior in my eyes. I realize that it is a lawyer’s job to defend guilty criminals, but her laughing afterwards is not something I find acceptable for a lawyer, and even less so for a mother… If anything is morally degrading and ethically absurd in my eyes, it would be this… This might explain you why I (and I think I can safely assume ‘many Trump-voters’) will not find Trump’s behavior as concerning. This doesn’t mean they find this to be normal but it ís “more normal/acceptable” than Hillary’s words/reaction in many peoples eyes.

EDIT: I don’t want to pull up a discussion of HRC vs Trump, just explaining how Trump-voters think.

3. The article specifically raised questions on Trump’s behaviour towards women.

I understand it was about Trump, and it is ok to apply it to Trump. However, I still think it’s better/fairer to get the issue separated first and only then transfer conclusions to a specific person. He DID use inappropriate words, but there is no ground for claiming he is a misogynist because of this. Unless you find people who use these words to be actual misogynists, it is not the conclusion you would arrive at if the discussion is set up in this order.

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