DES MOINES – Students at Drake University are using a video of Donald Trump make lewd comments about women to bring attention to “the embedded rape culture in today’s society.”
Last week recording from 2005 was released. It was caught on a microphone when Trump was talking with Billy Bush who was with “Access Hollywood.” The presidential candidate was asked if he had really groped and kissed women without their permission.
Trump responded, “I have great respect for women..nobody has more respect for women than i do. But frankly, you hear these things I said. And I was embarrassed by it but I have tremendous respect for women. The debate host asked, “Have you ever done those things?” and Trump answered, “No I have not.”
Monday, several students expressed this so called “locker room talk” has been going on for as long as they can remember. They said it is sad to hear a political candidate speaking like this but this goes deeper than the ballot.
“I think it’s really difficulty because rape culture is so embedded in our society and people have been very casual about it,” said Emma Fervoy.