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Amber Tamblyn penned an op-ed piece for Glamour Magazine in which she analyzes the deep-rooted misogyny in Donald Trump’s campaign and attempts to explain the difference between engaging in sexual assault and talking about engaging in sexual assault.
“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” star dissected the Republican presidential candidate’s thinking that Bill Clinton being accused of sexual assault is worse than Trump bragging about committing those acts.
“Seems ironic that the connection I and many others have made between words and actions is the very same rebuttal they are now using as a defense,” said Tamblyn in Glamour. “The pot calls the kettle something it would like to move on like a b—-.”
Besides Trump’s logic being flawed, especially after multiple women have come forward accusing Trump of making non-consensual, aggressive sexual advances, Tamblyn says that it’s unfair to associate Clinton’s past indiscretions with Hillary Clinton.
“The man is not running for President. Hillary Clinton is,” said Tamblyn. “Distorting her fealty to marriage vows and her loyalty to her family — something surely the family values voters on the right can understand — and implying that she is somehow a greater danger to women than Trump is deeply and horrifically wrong.”
The “Two and a Half Men” star then went on to explain what misogyny is and how you can prove it exists.
“It’s a party nominee who, in one sentence, brings up the affairs of his opponent’s husband, and in the very next breath tells her she can speak first because he’s ‘a gentleman,’” Tamblyn wrote.
She added that if you’re a woman in America “there’s a 10 in 10 chance you’ve experienced it — whether you recognize it or not, whether you’re ready to admit it or not.”
Tamblyn had only recently opened up about her own personal experiences with sexual assault, which she detailed in an Instagram post on Oct. 19.
She posted a picture of Donald Trump kissing the Miss USA 2012 winner, Olivia Culpo, and told the story of her emotionally and physically abusive ex-boyfriend.
“That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend’s violence for at least the next week,” wrote Tamblyn.
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Another woman has come forward claiming she too was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.
Kristin Anderson told the The Washington Post that she was sat on a couch with friends at a New York City nightclub in the early ’90s when she suddenly felt someone’s hand reaching up her skirt and touching her through her underwear.
After shoving the hand away, she fled the couch and turned to take her first good look at the man who had touched her: It was Trump.
“He was so distinctive looking — with the hair and the eyebrows. I mean, nobody else has those eyebrows,” she told the Post.
The incident, according to Anderson, lasted no more than 30 seconds. She claims her companions were “very grossed out and weirded out” and thought, “OK, Donald is gross. We all know he’s gross. Let’s just move on.”
Anderson’s story was corroborated by multiple people, who confirmed to the Post that Anderson had told them about Trump’s groping in the days following the alleged incident.
Anderson is the eighth woman to come forward in recent days accusing Trump of unwanted sexual advances.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, but a spokeswoman for Trump, Hope Hicks, told the Washington Post in statement that, “Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous.”
Anderson’s decision to go public follows the release of a 2005 video in which Trump boasted to “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush that his fame allowed him to grab women “by the p—y. You can do anything.”
Trump has since insisted that his comments were nothing more than “locker room talk.”
During Sunday night’s debate against Clinton, Trump maintained that he’s never actually done the things he talked about in the newly uncovered “Access” video.
But Anderson description of her alleged encounter with Trump is consistent with Trump’s claims in the video.
“It wasn’t a sexual come-on. I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it, and nothing would happen,” Anderson said. “There was zero conversation. We didn’t even really look at each other. It was very random, very nonchalant on his part.”
Earlier this week, two women told The New York Times that they had been groped by the GOP nominee, and a People reporter wrote a column detailing claims that he physically attacked her. The Trump camp since has demanded that both stories be retracted.
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