Tony Goldwyn, best known for playing President Fitzgerald Grant on “Scandal,” has some words for his fellow Americans ― but mostly the dudes: “2016 has been a really f**king annoying year for women.”
In a sketch with Vox senior correspondent Liz Plank, as part of the series “2016ish,” Goldwyn expresses the frustration many American women have felt watching a man who has a staggeringly lengthy, well-documented history of overt misogyny (and alleged sexual aggression) run for president against the first woman nominee for a major party in U.S. history:
Donald Trump is accused of assaulting, groping or harassing 17 different women. Yet he’s still got a serious shot at sitting behind this desk. And now, the latest October surprise for the first female candidate of a major party is because of Anthony Weiner? Are you f**king kidding me?
But his pointed speech doesn’t end with a healthy dose of female rage, but rather brings “dudes” and “broskies” into the conversation. After all, when it comes to fighting for gender equality ― and electing candidates to political office who care about the issues that impact American women ― men are key.
“Women don’t need your pity,” says Goldwyn. “They need you to treat them as equal members of society.”
He also points out that Donald Trump’s rhetoric does not reflect the way all, or even most, American men think:
Donald Trump doesn’t represent all men. In fact, he gives decent, respectful men a bad name. We men need to lead by example and set our own definition of what masculinity is.
Nasty women ― and men ― unite.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.