Dr. Helen

If Words "Create Emotional Poison," Then Why is Male Bashing Ok?

That’s what I wondered as I read about Eva Longoria’s response to Donald Trump’s remarks on Latinos:

Eva Longoria is speaking out against Donald Trump.

The actress and political activist weigned in on the presidential candidate’s controversial remarks about Mexicans during my keynote interview with her at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Media Summit luncheon.

“What I don’t think he understands and what people don’t understand is words create emotional poison,” Longoria said. “That’s what they do, they create emotional poison.

“Hitler moved a nation with words, just words,” she continued. “So you have to expect this backlash. If you say something like that, as he has said, you must expect a backlash.”

Longoria said she has been hesitant to comment on Trump because she didn’t want to give him any more attention

If words are so dangerous, then why is it okay to boy bash, male bash and mentally abuse men in our society? Where is the backlash against these harmful words and actions?

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