Letters to the Editor

You can’t ‘agree to disagree’ on misogyny

Donald Trump recently said in an interview that he was sad about the charges of sexual harassment brought against former Fox News Chief Roger Ailes.

During the interview, Trump was asked, “What if someone had treated Ivanka in the way Ailes allegedly behaved?” And he replied, “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.”

For someone with a trust fund and no worries about making it to the next paycheck, that’s great. The average working woman, however, doesn’t have the option of finding another career, and more than a few work two jobs already, not counting their managing of home and family.

A man who flies around in a plane with his name on it has no relation to those working women. This gross misunderstanding of the real world and of the people Donald Trump claims to champion shows someone who’s never really thought about sexual harassment or any other daily challenges met by working women.

Rep. Steven Palazzo endorsed Donald Trump back in May. Since that time, Palazzo has been silent on the misogyny coming from Trump. Does Palazzo agree with Trump that women should just find other jobs when sexually harassed? There’s no gray area here and no way to “agree to disagree.”

Steven Palazzo needs to face his constituents and answer the question.

Renick Taylor