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Phil Prof Kate Manne: Trump obsesses over ‘dominating’ COVID-19 because he wants to look manly

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Kate Manne, Associate Professor of Philosophy from the Sage School at Cornell, analyzes President Trump’s attitude toward covid-19.
“On Monday evening, having just been discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he spent three days recovering from covid-19, President Trump stood on the White House balcony and removed his mask,” Manne writes in the piece. “He looked to be having difficulty breathing. “Don’t be afraid of Covid,” he had tweeted earlier that afternoon. 'Don’t let it dominate your life.'

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Kate A. Manne,  Associate Professor

“In the wake of the #MeToo campaign, we must ask ourselves the question: ‘How have we contributed to the silence surrounding sexual assault and harassment?’ And, often, the answer is that we only believe the victims we want to: and, conversely, we only heed the evidence against those men we’re not invested in believing in.”