Donald Trump is no fan of women. He attributed questions from debate moderator Megyn Kelly to her menstrual cycle, has referred to women who anger him as “pigs,” “dogs,” and other horrible names, spent a week fat-shaming a former Miss Universe, and of course none of us could ever forget his disgusting comments on that Access Hollywood tape, in which he said he could “grab ’em by the p*ssy” because he is a “star.” Well, there is one world leader who is sick of Trump’s misogyny: British Prime Minister Theresa May. Speaking on Britain’s Sky News on Sunday, May said of Trump’s comments on that very tape:
I think that’s unacceptable.”“But in fact Donald Trump himself has said that and has apologized for it.”
That’s important, but actually we have a longstanding special relationship with the United States. It’s based on shared values and it is a relationship where, actually in the U.K., we feel we can say to the U.S. if we disagree with something that they are doing.”
It seems that the Prime Minister of our closest ally is sending a clear message to Trump: Keep the bigotry out of policy, or he’ll hear from her. Hopefully, she is able to hold Trump’s feet to the fire when it comes to these issues of equality. The American people are sure to follow suit here as well.
As for Trump – he has chosen not to antagonize Prime Minister May right away, and said of the possibility of a meeting after he is sworn in, via Twitter:
I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring. Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special!”
Trump better not go after Theresa May. Something tells me he is no match for her. Further, we cannot afford for him to attack our closest ally.
It’s gonna be a long four years, America.
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Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.