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Wednesday, October 19, 2016


“If you can’t handle some of the basic stuff that’s become a problem in the workforce today, then you don’t belong in the workforce,” Donald Trump’s son told The Opie and Anthony Show in a 2013 interview that BuzzFeed just unearthed.
“You should go maybe teach kindergarten,” he said, apparently suggesting that teachers aren’t part of the workforce. “You can’t be negotiating billion-dollar deals if you can’t handle, like, you know.”
This was the prevailing attitudesof the 1980s and 1990s. This is why Anita Hill didn't say anything about Clarence Thomas's harassment the first time. It's also exactly why she went to work for Clarence Thomas a second time. Thomas's sexual harassment on a scale of 1 to 10 was probably a 5. Anita Hill knew the 10s, like Donald Trump and his son were out there and if she dared complain about somebody who was a 5 on my sexual harassment scale the men 1 to 10 on the sexual harassment scale wouldn't hire her because she's a wimp.

I'm glad he said this out loud. Because a lot of men STILL think this way and will be the first one to doubt a woman when she says she kept quiet at the time the harassment was happening.