Been in 1000’s of Locker Rooms: Trump – It’s Not Vulgarity, It’s Criminality
My thoughts on Mr. Trump’s latest!
I am a strong, independent, hard working father and married to a great woman. I am also a professional athlete who has spent a great deal of time in the locker room.
I have grown to learn that the words of others cannot affect the value of my self worth nor define the content of my character.
How we treat one another, whether behind closed doors, locker rooms or face to face, should be done with kindness, dignity and respect.
Unfortunately, there are too many people in power who abuse their position and disregard these simple principles — and are rewarded for it!
In understanding the magnitude of this situation regarding Trump on a hot mic spewing vulgarities and denigrations, I choose to stand tall with self respect and use my voice to enrich, inspire and elevate the best of who we are as people.
Thus, I say: No female, no person, should be the subject of such crass comments, regardless if the cameras and recorders are rolling or not. Everyone deserves respect.
In my opinion, Trump’s comments condone sexual assault. They suggest that he cannot see his female colleagues as anything but collections of “ F!!!able or UnF!!!able body parts. His remarks exhibit a complete disregard for women’s humanity, agency, and internal lives.
Let’s be really clear. In my opinion, Mr. Trump had confessed on national television to committing a crime. It is called “ Sexual Assault.”
For example, if I were to go up to Donald Trump and grab his crotch and try to kiss him, I would go to jail. I would be arrested because I would have committed sexual assault and that is a crime.
Here is what is so disturbing to me: You have somebody who is running for President of the United States of America, the highest office in the land, who has confessed on tape to committing sex crimes and people are talking about it as if there was something wrong with his language. They are focusing on him using lewd speech.
What we all should care about is the activities, the deeds he is describing. He is describing sexual assault. He is describing being a sexual predator.
We have to be honest here! Can you just imagine if Barak Obama had done anything remotely close to what this man has done when Obama was running for President?
Obama would be done. Finished. Obama had to be perfect beyond perfect beyond perfect. Otherwise, he would have never been elected. They had to make up stuff about him. Some hinted that he was a Muslim terrorist, he was not born in the U.S because they couldn’t accept that he was a respectable, well educated and the most qualified among the nominees. Not to mention he was the first black man to ever run for the highest office in this country.
Notice how you can see criminality with young black men, innocent young black men ( most notably the New York 5 ) still seen as criminals by Donald Trump and by others and yet, here is a sexual predator hiding in plain sight attempting to be on his way to the White House –and nobody in power is calling him a criminal, nobody is calling him a thug, nobody is pointing out the behavior he has described, as unlawful.
What is amazing to me is that here we have a confession to a sex crime by a prominent person and no one appears to see it as a crime. They just see it as profanity.
Yet, he is still somehow going to be treated as somebody engaging in frat boy or locker room behavior.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Need I say more?
Donald Trump needs to realize women are the most precious gems and should be treated as such because without a woman, just one instance of women’s value — he wouldn’t exist.
He is a person who has no business running for any type of office, let alone the highest office in the land.
I will now leave you to ponder on these thoughts. Just from a regular, common sense type of person, who cares deeply about all humans.
Ron Pierre has been an Olympian competitor, is a consistent winner of gold, silver and bronze medals in Natural Bodybuilding International Competitions in which highly trained competitors come from across the world. He has been in more locker rooms than most, amongst both national and international athletes — without hearing anything even remotely resembling the criminal acts Donald Trump appears to have been bragging he was entitled to — as a ‘star.’
Image [by Peter Gonzales]: Ron Pierre, Trainer, Natural Bodybuilder, ©2105, by permission.
Disclosure: Ron Pierre is the son of best selling author and TMV Managing Editor Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés , a/k/a Dr. E.