Many women, young and old, are quite disturbed by the election of Trump for president and are showing their dismay by protests in several states of our country. We all heard the vulgar conversation on the bus between Trump and Billy Bush where Trump was bragging about grabbing women. It stirred up quite a conversation about unwanted sexual advances that women have ignored for many years.
It has been and still is so common that women routinely just let it happen without protest. I don't know one woman that has been spared this kind of behavior from a man, but I admire the brave women who have come forward to acknowledge their personal experience of humiliation and disgust.
I'm not interested in getting into a political discussion about Trump's obnoxious 2005 audio. I just want to commend him for helping women get in touch with their feelings about being treated this way. I was astounded by realizing that I too had not told a soul about almost being raped when I was a teenager. Like so many other young girls, I took the blame for the man's behavior and I knew that if I told someone about it that I would be accused of "wanting it" or of putting myself in the "wrong place".
Let me make this very clear. It is never a woman's fault for being sexually accosted without her consent no matter what condition she is in or what circumstances she puts herself in. The responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the men who can no longer use lame excuses for their intolerable behavior.