When the tape became public weeks before the November 2016 general election, Trump said he never acted in any of the ways described on the tape, and said it was just "locker-room talk
My father shouts, "He's the best thing that's happened to this country in years!" and "It was just locker-room talk
." "I'm in locker rooms five days a week and have never heard anyone carry on like Trump in that video," I argue.
Nevertheless, our anger needs to transcend beyond protests, tweets, hashtags and locker-room talk
. We need to know what we want and take responsibility for it so that when someone comes asking us to board the wrong bus, we will be confident enough to say we are not boarding!
If I ever said that thing about grabbing women --and I'm no longer sure that's my voice on the video--it was just locker-room talk
It dawned on me that this was a positive example of "locker-room talk
." In more than 20 years of daily use of that facility, I have had, and witnessed, many pleasant conversations about exercise and fitness, and the goings-on of daily life, but have never heard anyone speak disrespectfully toward women, much less boast of sexual assault.
While we should be able to embrace sex, what about lad culture, locker-room talk
or whatever else you want to call it?
This is a man who regularly demeans women, even brags about sexual assault--let's be entirely clear, what he calls "locker-room talk
" adds insult to injury for every survivor of sexual assault.
Trump said: "It was locker-room talk
, the microphone was not supposed to be on - not that I make that as an excuse for myself, but certainly it was an illegal act."
"WikiLeaks is slightly more recent, and daily, whereas, and it's weird in this cycle, the release of Trump's 'locker-room talk
' audio is already old news."
Trump dismissed the tapes of him bragging about his sexual conquests and grabbing women "by the p***" as "just words, folks" and "locker-room talk
He again described the comments as "locker-room talk
" and said he had never kissed or groped women without their permission, despite having bragged about doing so on the video which emerged on Friday.
Jones further advised Cook to organise sessions that would get everyone out of their comfort zones like morning classes, daily half-hour video sessions of the Gabba match, killing off any negative locker-room talk
, banning music while on planes and buses and organising net bowlers to go after his batsmen with new balls at practice.
Struggling in the first half to match the Jets' energy and hustle, head coach Fab Flournoy's locker-room talk
at the break galvanized his team as they turned it around in the final two quarters to take a tough road win.
WHILE all the locker-room talk
centres on whether Ernie Els can win his second Claret Jug, will Phil Mickelson bag his second Major of an inspired year or could Tiger Woods conquer his so-called slump, punters should be taking aim at 50-1 Stephen Ames for the Open Championship at Royal Troon.
But with that kind of constant locker-room talk
, how did you keep that part of your life inside for so long?