Alyssa Milano said if “men have a hard time right now” that is the way it has to be “for us to have the equality and security in our country.”
“I’m filled with a lot of rage today. It started last night. I couldn’t sleep at all last night. And I just can’t believe this is where we are,” the 45-year-old actress shared during her appearance Wednesday on MSNBC when asked by the host her thoughts that a “huge portion of the population” agreed with President Donald Trump that the current environment is “a scary time for young men.”
“We are making distinct choices about what we want to be as a country,” she added. “We’re making distinct choices about the people we’re putting in positions of power, whether it be Trump or [Brett] Kavanaugh or our institutions.”
Milano continued, “We are making a choice. And the Republican party is making a choice to back this man [Kavanaugh] and this administration in this time, right now, right here and history will reflect upon this time as being devastating.
“But I will tell you this; 34 days to the midterm election, there were 800,000 new voters on voter registration day,” the “Charmed” star shared. “I think women, I think survivors, I think men are not going to allow this to continue. We’re going to take back the House and maybe even the Senate.”
“Also, men are having a hard time right now,” she added. “I mean, come on I feel as though he’s [Trump] completely and totally belittling the intelligence of the American people.”
When pressed by the host about how a “huge portion of the population” agreed with the president, Milano suggested that Trump was using “some sort of cult-like force” to get them to think the same.
“I’m not sure if you were to have a real conversation with any American whether they be Democrat or Republican, that they would side with this kind of behavior where we’ve reached a low we’re actually mocking people and their stories of hurt and of pain,” the actress explained. “Who are we? Who do we want to be as a country? What are we trying to project to the young people of this world, to the young people of this country? It’s heartbreaking to me. I think yes, we’re in a time right now that’s very gray.”
“This is the #MeToo generation. What is happening right now is we are defining boundaries,” she added. “Boundaries that have never been defined before. As Trump might say that ‘white men have it very difficult right now’,’ I’m saying that women, young people, have had it difficult for generations and generations and generations.”
Milano continued, “And we will not be silenced any longer. If that means that men have a hard time right now, then I’m sorry, this is the way the pendulum has to shift for us to have the equality and security in our country and within our societal views of what it means to be a woman. We are considered less than. And we cannot stand for it anymore.”