Thought for the Day

America, the country of birth of modern feminism, is now having a crisis of double standards: as more stories emerge of Donald Trump degrading women he has, perversely, become more popular with female voters.

Trump has gained popularity as more and more women have come forward to accuse him – a man who aspires to become the President of the United States and the most powerful and prestigious elected leader in the western hemisphere – of sexual harassment and unwanted groping, yet this has enhanced his popularity and made him potentially electable.

What does that say to those who admire and cherish the democratic nation which prides itself on the freedom of the individual within the commonly accepted rules of a highly civilised nation? I know and fully realise that Hillary Clinton is perhaps not the most perfect contender but as things stand today she is without a doubt the most experienced in government affairs and is unlikely to cause the mayhem that the election of Donald Trump will cause worldwide if, god forbid, he wins this month.

The thought of him and his acolytes gaining power is enough to cause shivers in the most hardened of us all.



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