Week 12 Day 1 Discussion Question 5

It has been quite some time since the release of the Access Hollywood hot mic recording that seemed to endanger Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016. Here is a link to the recording and to David Farenthold’s discussion of the incident in the Washington Post. What does it feel like to revisit the incident now as we approach the 2022 midterm elections? In your opinion, how has the fact that Trump was elected after the Access Hollywood recording (and, in a similar vein, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court after Christine Blasey Ford’s public testimony) suggest about the role of misogyny in U.S. politics today?

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