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Gold Star Widow Records Trump Call, Releases Video That Clears Trump’s Name

Gold Star Widow Records Trump Call, Releases Video That Clears Trump’s Name

In the wake of recent accusations that President Donald Trump made inappropriate comments to the family of a fallen soldier, one military widow has stepped up to defend the president in a powerful way.

Gold Star widow Natasha De Alencar recently released to The Washington Post the audio of a phone conversation she had with Trump in April after her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, was killed in Afghanistan.

“I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a horrible thing, except that he’s an unbelievable hero,” Trump told the grieving widow.

“Thank you. I really, really appreciate it,” she said. “I really do, sir.”

Her husband, a member of the 7th Special Forces Group, was killed during a firefight with Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan. In addition to his wife of 15 years, he left behind five children — Deshaune, 20, Octavia, 18, ­Rodrigo, 16, Tatiyana, 13, and Marcos, 5.

During the president’s conversation with De Alencar, he extended an open invitation for the widow and her family to visit him at the White House.

“If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office,” he said. “You just come over and see me because you are just the kind of family … this is what we want.”

Trump also asked the widow to pass along a special message to her children: “(T)ell them your father he was a great hero that I respected.”

“At that moment when my world was upside down and me and my kids didn’t know which way we were going, it felt like I was talking to just another regular human,” De Alencar said about the conversation.

The president who comforted this Gold Star widow and her family during what was almost certainly one of the most difficult times of their lives stands in stark contrast to the recent accusations made by Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson who said that Trump told another Gold Star widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for.”

Liberals have been so hellbent on portraying Trump as a villain that they politicize any moment or event — even something as personal and sensitive as his conversations with families who have lost loved ones serving our country.

As it turns out, however, their politicization of his conversations with Gold Star families has actually done the opposite of what they likely intended. Instead of showing him as an insensitive jerk, their accusations have revealed a truly caring, human side of the commander in chief that should be comforting to all Americans.

H/T The Daily Caller

Source: Will County News

The Number Of Women Sexually Harassed Or Assaulted Will Shock You  

The Number Of Women Sexually Harassed Or Assaulted Will Shock You

From Mommy Underground October 2017

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen thousands of women posting “me too” as their status.

The goal of the “me too” campaign is to raise awareness at the striking number of women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted.

And while many men try to downplay the notion women are actually sexually harassed, the “me too” campaign reveals the dark underlining secret women have been forbidden to share, until now.

It all started when liberal actress Alyssa Milano tweeted: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”

Women responded to Milano’s tweet in massive numbers tweeting out and sharing “me too.”

And it wasn’t just dozens. Or hundreds. Or even thousands.

Sadly, hundreds of thousands of women stuck together and bravely shared the “me too” status, opening the conversation and proving sexual assault is common and happens more than people would like to admit.

Sexual harassment transcends Party lines. It’s not about being a liberal or conservative. Sexual assault knows no color, demographic, or age.

It happens to teens. It happens to adults. All races and socioeconomic statuses.

No one is really ever safe from sexual harassment, and as the “me too” campaign shows, it happens all the time.

Women of both parties have been sexually assaulted and harassed, and have had to endure decades of crude comments.

No woman deserves to be harassed by a man, just for being a female.

Some men scoff at the thought women are actually sexually harassed. They claim silence equals consent or complicity.

But it’s not always that easy to speak out, especially when a woman has a career and has to go against her boss.

You see, many of the women who are sexually harassed work in high-profile jobs, in an industry dominated by men.

If they speak up, they are going against a legal army full of people willing to defend the accused man.

But even women who aren’t in a high-power career face sexual harassment. Whether it’s taking their children to the grocery store, or at the gym, some men find the sick need to harass women, and somehow think they are entitled to whistle or catcall as she walks down the street.

And overall, there is the overarching stigma and shame that comes with being sexually harassed, and not knowing where to turn.

The Washington Post reported:

“Her, too: Lisenbee, 32, a surgical technician in Oklahoma City, was assaulted as a teenager. So she copied and pasted the message as her own status before going to bed. But at 2 a.m. she woke, unable to get back to sleep, she recalled later Monday…

Stories like hers exploded across social media Sunday and Monday, among women galvanized by the abuse and harassment allegations involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

On Twitter, the #MeToo hashtag had been tweeted nearly half a million times as of Monday afternoon; more than 600,000 people were talking about it on Facebook.

Celebrities like Alyssa Milano and Rosario Dawson first helped to amplify the hashtag on Sunday afternoon, as thousands of women shared that they were victims of harassment and assault. Some contributed wrenching accounts of romantic overtures by bosses, catcalls from strangers and sexual assault. Others simply chose to write, “Me too,” offering no further details.”

Women need to stick together and support one another.

And men need to speak up if they see women being sexually harassed. There are plenty of good men who rightfully condemn this type of behavior, as they should.

Sexual assault is never okay, and is never “warranted.”

As Mommy Underground previously reported, one woman was jogging and had to endure comments from a stranger who determined she was “asking to be raped” because of her jogging attire.

And that’s just one example of many.

It’s time to put an end to the sexual harassment towards women, and if more women speak up, and band together, combined with men calling out other men, perhaps men who sexually harass women will learn their actions are unacceptable, and won’t be tolerated.

If you’ve been a victim of sexual assault, please know you are not alone. You have an army behind you, of both men and women, who will stand behind you and speak up against any type of inappropriate behavior.

Are you surprised to learn hundreds of thousands of women have been sexually harassed or assaulted?

Source: Will County News

School Principal Loses It And Makes Shocking Remarks About Teenage Girls

School Principal Loses It And Makes Shocking Remarks About Teenage Girls

From Mommy Underground October 2017

High school is a tough time for teenage girls. Their bodies are changing. The constant peer pressure to fit in and be accepted and of course, fashion magazines make it even worse for teen girls.

As a result, teen girls often resort to starving themselves or take up other eating disorders, all in a desperate attempt to fit in. During this delicate time, teen girls need assurance more than ever that they are loved, and accepted, and their worth doesn’t come from their body.

But one principal did the unthinkable when she publicly unleashed a cruel body shaming comment towards young girls.

In front of all to see, she rudely told these girls unless they were a size zero or two, they should be careful what they wear.

Café Mom reported:

“Heather Taylor, principal of Stratford High School in South Carolina, told her ninth and tenth-grade students her thoughts on leggings during two different school assemblies — and her harsh words are shocking both students and parents. “I’m going to tell you now, unless you are a size zero or two and you wear something like that, you look fat,” Taylor can be heard saying in a recording made during the lecture.”

Having a high school principal tell young girls unless they are a size zero or two they would look fat in leggings is unconscionable.

As if teen girls need anything else to be insecure about.

The principal unleashed her comments at a rally and was met with a backlash of comments from angry parents.

One parent, in particular, posted the following comment to her personal Facebook page, speaking out on what happened.

“While going over the dress code — instead of simply stating that the district prohibits leggings — [Taylor] states she told the girls that although they may have been able to get away with wearing leggings in middle school while they had no figure, that now that they are not a size 0/2, and have curves, that leggings are not flattering,” Lacy Thompson-Harper wrote.

“She brought size and her own opinion into it, and admitted that she said it…

Body shaming teenage girls is uncalled for, inappropriate and unprofessional,” she wrote. “When I spoke with [Taylor], she talked around the issue, and made excuse after excuse, effectively calling all of the students liars.”

All this principal had to do was go over the dress code.

She could have even spoke against leggings, but by bringing size into the mix, it further adds to the body shaming young girls face each day.

CNN reported on the body shaming teen girls face with school dress codes:

“One 15-year-old girl, who we’re not naming to protect her privacy, said she was given an in-school suspension for wearing shorts that were to her mid-thigh. Her teacher suggested that her clothing was suggestive and that she was “asking for it.”

She says boys wear shorts that are shorter than hers and don’t get in trouble.

“I feel bad because it’s my body … and there’s no reason for the school to be telling me that I have to cover it up,” she said.

The message her school is sending her, she said, is that she should cover up and be ashamed.

“If I show a little bit of my body, I’m considered a bad girl,” she said. “Just because I’m wearing this doesn’t mean that I want people to look at me sexually. I want to be seen as a woman. I don’t want to have to feel bad about my body.”

Teen girls are constantly sent mixed messages. From the principal telling them they are too fat, to one teacher telling a 15-year old girl she is “asking for it”, neither of these messages are what teen girls need to hear.

They should be taught to be valued for who they are as young women, for their intellect and talents.

Young women need older women to look up to as role models.

They need guidance, not criticism.

Hopefully, educators wake up and realize the power their words have on the future generation before it’s too late.

Source: Will County News