Actually, as a pathological narcissist he considers everyone except Donald Trump to be that. But especially women. Yet a lot of women, and not just the hopelessly cognitively rigid, intend to vote for him. What’s to be done?
I don’t consider myself well-qualified to provide good insight on this. What I’ve done instead is find articles by some who are.
In the case of a Trump supporter, you could start off with emotionally charged issues close to his or her heart. If your Trump-supporting friend or family member is a woman who believes in reproductive health rights, explain that Trump supports defunding Planned Parenthood and holds lots of retrograde opinions about women. If it’s a friend whose house was once foreclosed on, perhaps show them a video of Trump saying he cheered for the housing collapse of 2008. If it’s a small business owner who employs immigrants, show them how disruptive Trump’s immigration policies would be to their work.
Take Trump’s repeated statements bashing Muslims and Mexicans. In all likelihood, your Trump-supporting friend can remember a time when they themself were unfairly labeled as bad or treated unfairly simply by dint of some form of identity or group membership. So if you start your debate not by talking about Trump, but by asking your interlocutor to tell you about a time they felt they were treated unfairly by dint of who they are, and then pivot (gently) into some of Trump’s racist arguments, you might have a better chance of prevailing. So the argument becomes less “How could you support such a racist candidate?,” and more, “Doesn’t the stuff he said about Latinos and Muslims remind you of that time someone judged you unfairly?” The second argument is far less confrontational, far more personal, and at least a little bit more likely to succeed. In one recent study, at least, this technique seemed to move the needle on people’s views on transgender rights in important ways.
This doesn’t necessarily jibe with what I’ve included above, but the “Donald Trump sexism tracker” could be of use in some cases, as well. When people take it personally, they tend to get to the polls.
Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal.
These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women over the years. Yes, a man who’s hoping to become President of the United States and presumably persuade a few women to vote for him, too.
The billionaire has been widely called out for his objectification of women – he has a tendency to criticise them for their looks – and sexist remarks.
From saying no one would vote for his former rival Carly Fiorina because of her face to saying women should be ‘punished’ for having abortions and ‘joking’ that he’d date his daughter, you couldn’t make this stuff up.
Well, if you just can’t get enough of Trump-grade sexism, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up some of ‘The Donald’s’ most sexist remarks over the years.