I, again, tried to watch the last debate livestream and failed as soon as Trump started talking. Luckily there are plenty of people live-tweeting the debate so I could keep up on what was happening.
One thing I noticed.
At the end of the night, all the women tweeters talked about how HRC won solidly and how creepy Trump was with his stalkerish moves getting up in her personal space. They marveled at how calm and collected HRC was in the face of that onslaught and how we wish we could be that hardcore. They pretty unilaterally noted that his behavior confirms the truth of his recorded 2005 remarks about how he assaults women.
None of the guys I read even noticed. Their bottom line was that it didn’t go as badly for Trump as expected. One even said it was a good enough performance that it made people who unendorsed him look foolish. (It wasn’t and it didn’t.)
After I went to sleep, many of the guys read women’s commentary. They rewatched the tape. They said oh. Yeah, that actually happened. He was a creepy stalker dude. How did I not see that?
Privilege is a pretty powerful thing. But I’m glad that sometimes the privileged listen and open their eyes.
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Did you watch the debate? What were your impressions?