Make America 1919 Again?

by Jessica Yu

Staff Writer

Three days after Trump’s 2005 comments about sexually assaulting women became public, Nate Silver, an American statistician and writer, posted a picture of what the map would look like if only women were to vote on November 8th; if this were the case, Hillary Clinton would win the presidency by a landslide. Conversely, Silver makes clear, if only men were to vote, Donald Trump would take the cake.

 

Almost immediately after Silver tweeted the pictures, “#repealthe19th,” as in the amendment that granted American women the right to vote, began trending on Twitter.

 

Although many Trump supporters, like user Michael Maier who tweeted, “Give out nice enough handbags and most broads would gladly trade their voting rights for one. #repealthe19th,” utilized the hashtag to discriminate against women, the vast majority of tweets were from users disgusted by the sexist hashtag; pro-choice group NARAL tweeted, “First they want to take us back to the 1950s… now they want to take us back to the 1850s?!”

 

Given the things Trump has claimed about women, it is no surprise that the female demographic is not in his favor; however, because the 19th Amendment is not going anywhere, he still has a chance of winning the election… Stay tuned, America.

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