He makes most of these comments in a joking tone, which minimizes their inappropriateness.And he dehumanizes young girls by reducing them to body parts and future sex objects.“‘We’re going to have to tell them you’re 17,’” Ms.Taggart recalled him telling her, “because in his mind, 21 is too old.
Many of these tactics are designed to dehumanize a victim and minimize a perpetrator’s own behavior.
The rumors were promoted to the media by a conservative anti-Trump gadfly who, just a year ago, used another evidence-free rumor to accomplish his political goals.
Trump has denied the charges, although he’s still going to have to answer them.
Bostick said these are common behaviors among sex offenders in general, who also frequently have entitled attitudes about sex and rape.
Trump’s “grab ’em by the pussy” comments certainly revealed an entitled attitude about sex, and arguably an outright endorsement of sexual assault.