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Wonder: A big thank you to the men who won’t condone Donald Trump’s comments about women

I have to admit that Donald Trump’s comments on Friday really upset me. What was more upsetting was to hear people in St. Louis cheering him on and laughing at his jokes. All day yesterday I felt upset about it, and then I started noticing something. So many of my male friends and men whom I admire made their perspectives loud and clear, in my conversations with them and all over social media: those comments are completely unacceptable and no, Mr. Trump, not all men talk that way. Not even close.

To the many men in this world who continue to speak out in support of women, I’m so grateful. I appreciate your candor, decency, and courage. It’s easy to hide behind the locker room talk excuse. You’re rising above it. Bravo! And please, for the sake of our entire nation, keep speaking your minds loud and clear well beyond election day. We need you.

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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