Yes, I’m a woman, and no, I didn’t love his comments about Megyn Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, or Heidi Klum. But to me, the fact that he made them, and the fact that his ratings actually went up in the aftermath, illustrates how shockingly uncivilized our society – especially our political process – has become. The criticism against Trump for behaving like a sixth grade girl can and should also be levied against established politicians like Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. John Boehner, and even President Barack Obama. These are people the American public has elected to represent us on the global stage, and they’re passing a burn book around the mainstream media. Remember when Reid
, the highest ranking Democrat in the Senate, called President George W. Bush "a loser", and "a liar", (and mocked his dog for being "fat")?
To the other big “women’s issue”, I actually find Trump’s comments on Planned Parenthood to be surprisingly more pro-woman than most I’ve heard. He agrees that Planned Parenthood provides vital services for women’s health, and that it should absolutely continue, but Trump says the abortion clinic should be separated in order for the overall organization to continue to receive funding.
Planned Parenthood is already barred by law from using federal money for abortion (the money they receive goes to other parts of the organization), but given the ongoing controversy, does one more degree of separation seem like that much to ask? To me, it seems like a fair compromise — something, it seems, many politicians have forgotten how to do. I cringe when people are crucified for being ‘against’ women if they are pro-life — the two are not mutually exclusive. If we agree the government should not make the very personal decision for a woman about whether or not to terminate her pregnancy, can we also agree that it shouldn’t force a taxpayer to spend his tax dollars — yes, indirectly — on an organization that performs a procedure he morally opposes?