“It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.”
Donald Trump thinks it’s a very scary time to be a young man in America right now, and he’s more worried about his three sons’ well being over his daughters. As a young women, I don’t fully agree with this statement. I do think that occasionally men have it rough, and there are false accusations made, but I don’t think they should be more scared than young women and what we have to deal with. But it’s a very scary time for young men in America.
When I was old enough to hold items and comprehend situations, my dad used to teach me how to beat someone up with Barbie dolls. When I was about 10 years old, I used to go watch my mom and my aunt do kickboxing so I could learn some techniques. When I was in high school, I had thought of taking self defense classes. When I got my first car, my dad taught me a specific way to hold my keys if someone tried to attack me, so I could have the upper hand. Before I left for college, my dad took me out to buy pepper spray and showed me how to use it. I have to walk in groups everywhere I go, and my friend gets nervous when we walk into Walmart late at night. But, it’s a very scary time for young men in America.
Mollie Cecilia Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student, disappeared on July 18, 2018, while jogging near her home in Brooklyn, Iowa. She was minding her own business, and she was kidnapped and killed. There have been recent reports of girls being chased and followed on the road and followed wherever they go. But, it’s a very scary time for young men in America.
In 2016, 15 women came forward and claimed to be sexually harassed or had cases of sexual abuse by our current president. He’s made plenty of sexiest comments including “Women with small busts are not attractive,” as well as making a comment about a CNN reporter by saying she was asking all sorts of ridiculous questions and had “blood coming out of her whatever.” He’s also said that he wanted to “grab them by the pussy.” And of course, let’s not forget the time he joked about dating his own daughter. Our president, has made sexist comments for years about women’s appearances, making it seem okay to boys and men everywhere. But, it’s a very scary time for young men in America.
Women have been given equal rights in many ways, but they are still fighting on many topics. One for example is breastfeeding. This topic is looked down upon by many people still because they get uncomfortable seeing a women’s breast out as she’s trying to feed her child. Having her breast out can lead to many forms of sexual harassment. But, it’s a very scary time for young men in America.
A woman is judged for the way she dresses on a daily. If her skirt is too short, she’s a slut. If she doesn’t show enough skin, she’s a prude. If she goes out wearing “provocative” clothes, she’s asking for it, and if she turns someone down, she’s a bitch. Sometimes guys will continue to push and hit on a woman despite her telling them to stop, and that she’s uncomfortable. But, it’s a very scary time for young men in America.
Now, all this being said, I’m not trying to knock guys. There are plenty of good guys out there who aren’t acting like conceited douchebags, but there are a lot who still act this way. I’m not using this opinion piece as a way to say that guys are the worst and the women have it so hard, but I don’t think they should be more scared then we are. I understand that there are false accusations for many situations, but let’s not forget how many true cases have occured where the man has walked free. But, the fact that our president made that comment frustrates me. He said it because the man he nominated was being accused. He said it because he was accused of stuff in the past. And yet, no comments were made about what women go through. We should be equal. We should all be prepared for what could happen because you never know what’s to come, for men or for women. But you know, it’s a very scary time for young men in America.