Trump’s remarks and the value of male mentorship

Workout notes: 4 mile run (untimed) then weights at the Riverplex: rotator cuff, pull ups (5 sets of 10), incline presses: 10 x 135, 7 x 150, 10 x 140, military presses (dumbbell, 5 x 50 standing, 10 x 40 standing, 10 x 180 machine), rows (3 sets of 10 x 50 dumbbell), abs (headstand, 2 sets of: 12 twist crunches, yoga leg lifts, moving half bridges)

Trump’s remarks: yes, I played football and wrestled for a number of years. I was in the Navy, and I made some deployments on a submarine.

Yes, some of the talk was “rough”; sailors did sometimes talk about “poking their wives/girlfriends” when they got home (in the car even), they but their girlfriend’s/wives panties on their face, made remarks about breasts, butts and the like.

Yes, they probably didn’t talk that way when women were around.

But, I never heard anyone brag about groping a woman against her will or anything like that.

Here is my half-baked thought: when we grew up, most of us had older males that we looked up to…older “peers”. They may have been the starters on the varsity football team, or those who have attained ranks/status or just have achieved something that we wanted to achieve. And we wanted to be accepted by them.

And when we crossed a line..either them, or even a peer would say “dude, that’s gross. Not cool.” And we’d adjust or become outcasts.

I have a feeling that someone like Trump never had that.


October 8, 2016 - Posted by | political/social, politics, politics/social, running, weight training | ,

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