COMMENTARY: Why Women Hate Trump

President Donald J. Trump is not only the answer to the prayers of conservatives, he is also the solution to the psychological problems of millions of American women. Oh, you thought the solution was electing the first female president? Not at all. Let me explain.

Many women are using the current political climate as an opportunity to reveal that they were victims of abuse by male authority figures. “Women who I have seen for years are only now bringing up physical and sexual trauma from their past,” says Atlanta psychotherapist Melissa Olson. “I think this election is re-traumatizing them. Verbal and emotional abuse, sexual abuse, rape, discrimination … There have been many reminders of experiences that so many of us have had.” These women are transferring the painful feelings associated with their traumatic experiences to the president, who serves as a convenient substitute for the original male authority figure in…



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