Why Donald Trump’s Vicious Body-Shaming Of Women Matters – Playing The Woman’s Card

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 18: A passerby has a picture taken with a statue depicting republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the nude on August 18, 2016 in San Francisco, United States. Anarchist collective INDECLINE has created five statues depicting Donald Trump in the nude and placed them in five U.S. cities on Thursday morning. The statues are in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
This is what women hear when they listen to Alicia Machado’s story,,,

Hillary Clinton went after Donald Trump’s well-documented history of misogyny, including his penchant for calling women “pigs, slobs and dogs,” his distaste for pregnant women, and his concerning comments about equal pay. She also brought up one woman’s firsthand experience with Trump: former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

“One of the worst things [Donald Trump] said was about a woman in a beauty contest,” recounted Clinton. “He called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado, and she has become a U.S. citizen, and you can bet she’s going to vote this November.

The Clinton campaign followed up the debate by releasing a video (seen below) of Machado talking about her interactions with Trump, and the way his body-shaming ― he invited reporters to watch her work out after she gained weight during her tenure as Miss Universe ― impacted her life after she left the pageant world.

“I felt really bad, like a lab rat,” Machado says in the video. “Long after, I was sick with eating disorders. I wouldn’t eat, and would still see myself as fat, because a powerful man had said so.”

Machado’s story struck a chord. Within 24 hours, Cosmopolitan and The Guardian had profiled her. Cosmo declared, “Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado Won’t Be Defined by Donald Trump’s Fat-Shaming.”

I guess ‘Fat Shaming Is a bad thing,, Unless it’s towards a man,,,

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 18:  A passerby has a picture taken with a statue depicting republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the nude on August 18, 2016 in San Francisco, United States.  Anarchist collective INDECLINE has created five statues depicting Donald Trump in the nude and placed them in five U.S. cities on Thursday morning. The statues are in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 18: A passerby has a picture taken with a statue depicting republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the nude on August 18, 2016 in San Francisco, United States. Anarchist collective INDECLINE has created five statues depicting Donald Trump in the nude and placed them in five U.S. cities on Thursday morning. The statues are in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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