We’ve all heard about the video, a male bragging about how he tries to kiss, grope and have sex with women in the most derogatory manner. On first listening to the content of the video, you’d be forgiven for thinking the person speaking is a character quite similar to ‘Jay’ from the ‘Inbetweeners’. Just this pumped up testosterone-filled teenage boy making up lies of his sexual exploits to impress his friends in the college common room. But instead, we find that the individual is, in fact, Republican candidate and potential President of the United States of America, Donald Trump.
Post release of this video, Trump issued a half-hearted apology saying “I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them.” And then when questioned by CNN host Anderson Cooper, he tries to justify controversial comments as “locker room talk – it’s just one of those things.”
We asked ordinary men what they really talk about in the ‘locker room’, whether that’s a metaphorical or a real one, and the results point to one thing, that Donald Trump is a narcissistic, sex-obsessed, poor excuse of a man.
Louis Simpson & Sam Jones – 21
Louis – “Me and Sam have just finished swimming, the whole time Sam wouldn’t shut up about how loose his trunks have got!”
Sam – “Well you did say how much weight I’d lost, seems like the swimming is paying off ayy! We also moaned about how lazy our flatmate is, how hard is it to take the bins out once a week?
Louis – Having heard Trump’s comments the other day, we all like a bit of banter down the pub with our mates, but the way he spoke about women was a step too far.”
Joseph Mathews – 51 years old
“My thoughts were far from grabbing girls by the pussy, I couldn’t decide what to have for dinner – chicken tikka masala or spag bol?”
Craig Dixon – 25
“It’s funny how you ask me what we men talk about in the changing room. As my mate and I were just talking about the recent Trump comments! We were saying how it’s crazy how far he’s got in the whole presidential race! Especially considering some of the stuff he’s been saying regarding women and immigrants, fingers crossed he doesn’t win the election!”
Brad Chapman – 18
“I just talked about how much work I haven’t done yet, work that I was meant to be doing while I was at the gym!”
Owen Allen – 33
“I was telling my mate about how I’m in the doghouse with my wife, apparently buying some new alloys for my car wasn’t a good use of money! But touching on Trump’s comments, I don’t think anyone should talk about anybody else like that, whether it’s a man or a woman. Anyway, I’ve got to run – hopefully, these flowers will do the trick!”
So, there you have it! I’m afraid to say, what men really about in the locker room is much more boring and a lot less ‘X-rated’ than what Donald and his ‘pals’ supposedly talk about. Among the things the average guy talks about in the locker room are the football scores, what’s for dinner, everyday issues, rather than their fantastical sexual exploits and the sexual degradation of women.
I understand that while I’m writing this, there’s almost certainly a small minority of men, men like-minded to Donald Trump, who are defending his comments or saying similar notions. However, for Donald Trump to try and justify his vulgar comments as merely “locker room talk” or “just one of those things”, are not just insulting women but are also insulting the large majority of men who respect, appreciate and refuse to talk about women in that way.
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