The Trump Merkel female snub

“Trump did to Merkel what men do to women all the time. Men constantly ignore women – but most of the time no one notices it.”

She’s right, I noticed – but didn’t notice – because like street harassment, it’s so common it’s been normalized.

You can see it very clearly in the video. When she speaks, he moves slightly and he has definitely heard her, but he chooses to snub, to dismiss, the leader of the free world.

“The assumption, of course, is that the women in the room simply aren’t important enough to warrant attention or conversation.”

Yup. And thanks to the Guardian writer who noticed.


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