Unfortunately one of the first things I saw in my Facebook newsfeed was this, which was posted by a friend of mine. It was originally posted by someone named Gerald McCullouch on his Instagram page.
Come on, really? I get that people are pissed off the king of combovers, the man scheduled to go on trial for raping a 13-year-old girl, the man who hates Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics, Latinos, the LGBTQ and women and the very same man who has no clue how to be president was in fact elected by the electoral college to be president of the United States, but what's all this have to do with his wife?
People are looking around at someone or several someones to point the finger at. Among the culprits I have seen named: the DNC, the corrupt media, the ones who voted for one of the independent candidates and those who didn't vote at all.
What's all that have to do with Melania Trump's vagina? I am not a fan of hers and I am especially not a fan of Donald Trump, but why are people now directing their anger at Melania Trump's vagina?
I'm surely going to get shit for this, and it's fine, I can handle it. I have two thoughts on this I'd like my liberal friends and family to think about.
If we say we don't want congress, men, religious organizations, the community and the joke of a justice system legislating and attempting to control our vaginas, it doesn't apply to a select few or those who don't pose nude, aren't strippers, sex workers, or even wives of disgusting, racist and misogynistic politicians.
And when women bash other women for sexist comments and things we admonish men for doing, it opens the door and gives men a pass to do it.
Posing nude, whether folks find it distasteful is not the point. By pitting her against these so-called classy women makes us no better than those who seek to control our vaginas and those who blasted Michelle Obama for exposing bare arms.
Secondly, criticize Melania for stealing Michelle's speech and throwing her speechwriter under the bus all you want, but your issues are with Trump not Melania Trump's vagina.
Now while I don't care that she posed nude, the real issue is not her but her husband who is sexist and misogynistic.
That he objectifies women, has no problem committing sexual assault against both adult women and little girls, that's the issue: not what his wife chose to do with her vagina.