Listening to Golf Banter Taught Us Teenage Caddies That It's OK to Objectify Women

Sometimes, sort of by accident, Donald Trump says something insightful. Or, more accurately, he says something we can analyze to gain deeper understanding of the culture's pathology.In other writing, I have observed that by his own admission Trump is at the very least an aggressive sexual predator, and we don't typically look to such men for insight into the nature of men's sexual violence against women. But after the historic Women's March, when I re-read accounts of Trumps infamous "grab them by the pussy"comment, I was struck by an inadvertent insight in his response, which was rarely brought up during the campaign.Let's remember his statement when the tape was released: "This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course -- not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended."  Continue reading...

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