Who hasn’t heard what U.S. Republican candidate for President, Donald Trump, said some 10 years ago using the word “pussy”?
Here’s the transcript of the most controversial part of the recording:
Trump: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic-Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Not familiar with the usage of the word “pussy”? He means women’s genitalia.
As a woman I possess the genitalia referred to using the term “pussy”. I have been grabbed by the pussy on three occasions in my life – twice by the same person, a person I know, and once by a stranger who attacked me.
First the stranger…the pussy grab was the least of my concerns at that very moment because a few seconds early said stranger had hit me in the head. The pussy grab let me know that what I thought might be the beginning of a robbery, was in fact something else entirely.
Now for the person I know…this is someone I don’t quite understand even today. I do not understand the intention of the pussy grab. I believe it was a power thing. It accompanied some advice he gave me and repeated on another occasion under identical circumstances. It was generally weird, and I avoid this person whenever I can.
That concludes my unscientific research of the entirety of the pussy grabs I have experienced in my life. While it may be only three times, I can tell you that it is three times too many. Additionally, I can tell you that it is called sexual assault, but in my case that’s only due to the area of the body grabbed because other than that there was nothing sexual about it. The first was part of a violent attack, and the second was a show of power. Politics aside, Donald Trump isn’t talking about sex here either. He’s talking about power, fame, riches, celebrity, and what he can get away with – apparently, by his own admission, sexual assault.
PS I know this has nothing to do with Poland or anything Polish, but somebody told me today that Donald Trump was just grandstanding and that pussy grabs just do not happen. They do happen. It’s happened to me.