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Connections: Rape Culture And The Impact Of Donald Trump's Boasts Of Sexual Assault

Oct 12, 2016

Surrogates of Donald Trump have broadened their explanations for why Trump's boasts of sexual assault are not a big deal. Ben Carson lectured a CNN anchor that maybe SHE is the problem, because she hasn't heard men talk like that. And former New York State Lieutenant Governor Betsy McAughey said that rap music has worse lyrics, so can't we focus on that?

Our panel discusses the impact of a presidential candidate who assesses women almost entirely on looks, and seems to assume that his power gives him the right to treat them as he pleases. In studio: