Over the past few months and in the continuous run up to the seemingly impending doom of the November U.S. presidential election, some committed friends of the #NeverTrump campaign have took matters into their own, very naked, hands to make sure the Donald never steps inside the oval office.
The new campaign dubbed Tramps Against Trumps is essentially urging all Americans, particularly young ones, to vote for absolutely anybody other than Donald Trump – referring to it as their civic duty to do anything but vote for the Trumpster.
But what exactly is it that they’re going to do? Well they’re going to reward you, and in the weirdest way possible. They’ll send you nudes catered to your taste in nakedness.
First reported by Motherboard, Tramps Against Trump is an equal-opportunity campaign of democratic nudity. While the majority of photos on the campaign’s Instagram account feature women, the group have urged that Tramps Against Trump supports all genders and sexualities.
Speaking to Motherboard, the groups pseudonymous creator, ‘Jessica Rabbit’, said:
In the past we had Rock the Vote and other ways to get the vote out, but what do young people like now? They like naked people on the internet.
So, we’re using naked people on the internet to make a change and get people excited about something.
According to the campaigns FAQ page, they do ‘NOT endorse any presidential candidate, we simply are advocating for anyone BUT TRUMP’ – but still, isn’t this a bit authoritarian of them?
It doesn’t take a genius to figure that young people, not only in America, but around the world need to make sure their voices are heard by voting. Continuously the young are left disillusioned and essentially fucked over because they didn’t make the five minute stroll to a polling station and put a cross next to the candidate of their liking.
Something needs to be done – but urging young people to vote for anybody but Donald Trump in order to get a specific nude seems like quite the bribe. ‘Hey kids, I’ll send you a naked photo of whatever you want so long as you don’t vote for this guy’. Just seems pretty shady.
Now personally, I really don’t want Trump to get into the White House. All along the campaign trail, from start to finish, he’s made countess repulsing and idiotic remarks – remarks which many of us thought would cripple his campaign, but they didn’t and he’s still going strong somehow.
But nude bribery is certainly not the democratic way to deal with things. It’s simply wrong. I can honestly say that I’d rather Trump got into power by means of democracy, than he didn’t because thousands of teens and early twenties voted for Clinton (or Sanders, whom The Independent still think has a good chance of Democrat success) , just because they fell into a perverted temptation.
Worrying, this isn’t the first time such a campaign has surfaced.
Just last year, a group who called themselves Sluts Against Harper, launched a campaign in opposition to Stephen Harper, Canada’s former prime minister.
The group, made up of men and women from Canada did exactly what Tramps Against Trump plan to do – send personalised nudes to those who prove they voted for someone who wasn’t Harper.
I’m not going to say this is the sole reason the Canadian election panned out the way it did but it’s fair to say that Harper didn’t make it, and the brilliant man that is Liberal Justin Trudeau triumphed.
Now it would seem that Trudeau simply spends his days making the world a better place one day at a time.
If you want to get a nude photo from Tramps Against Trump then the process is pretty simple. You just send the group a direct message with a photo of yourself outside a polling station, and Tramps Against Trump will reward with you with a direct message of nakedness.
Alternatively, if you fancy getting your kit off to make sure the U.S. election is as undemocratic as ever, you can send a photo of yourself straight through to the campaign. But it’s probably worth pointing out that all photos sent to Tramps Against Trump may be posted on any of the group’s social media accounts.
The final battle of the U.S. Election, which appears to be a showdown between Trump and democratic front-runner Clinton, will fall on November 8 2016.
As if coincidentally, the tensions between both Trump and Clinton, and their followers (perhaps even more so) cultivate some of the biggest and most talked about issues of the modern world. Issues such as gender equality, racial equality – as well as the continued debate about feminism in politics.
If Clinton gets in she will be the first female President of the United States – succeeding the first black President of the United States, Barack Obama.
It would be a monumental affair for sure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that she ought to win.
Personally I feel like this election is a battle between two candidates that aren’t right for the job. Clinton would appear to be the lesser of the two evils, despite having made some horrendous political choices in the past.
But is Tramps Against Trump the way forward? I don’t think so.