- Laura Bates: Different forms of prejudice are deeply ingrained within our society
- She says Trump voicing such ideas runs risk of reaffirming them as socially acceptable
Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and author of "Everyday Sexism." The project has amassed more than 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality worldwide and expanded to branches in 25 countries. Bates writes regularly for The Guardian, Time, International Business Times and others. She is contributor for Women Under Siege, a Women's Media Center initiative dedicated to tackling rape in conflict zones worldwide. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)A man who has called women pigs, dogs and slobs, who has discussed underage girls in a sexual manner, who has joked and boasted about sexual assault, who has smeared Mexicans, who has twice been sued over racial discrimination, who led the "birther" movement and who suggested that Muslims should not be allowed into the country, has a real chance of becoming the next president of the United States.