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Women's March protest signs

Trump’s Misogyny Takes Its Toll On Women

Although many activists had assumed voters would reject a nominee caught boasting on tape about grabbing female genitalia, Trump’s victory signaled a disturbing public acceptance of such retrograde behavior. His actions since then have generated growing fear that the Trump administration heralds a return to the policies—and the predations—of the past.

February 22, 2017
Time Travelers

Dear Time Travelers: Welcome To 2017

I first noticed this influx of visitors from the past — men, mostly — shortly after the election. Filling my email inbox. Trolling my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Offering one unsolicited directive after another about how women should be conducting themselves. Lately, I’m wondering whether time travel isn’t contagious. Spreads like a syndrome maybe.

February 10, 2017
pledge

Donald Trump’s Values Are In Direct Conflict With The Founding Fathers’

The United States has stood as a beacon to the world — a “shining city on a hill” — because of the values we represent, and Trump’s autocratic and ethnocentric views are the absolute antithesis of what this great nation has stood for and a violation of the spirit of the Founding Fathers.

December 23, 2016
Steve Bannon NPR interview Breitbart defends him

Normalizing The Abnormal: NPR Begins Its Whitewashing Of Breitbart’s Racism

Pollak’s segment was a master class in obfuscation and a primer on how to flip the script and turn totally justified accusations of bigotry, misogyny and anti-Semitism into “reverse racism.”

November 17, 2016
Hillary Clinton at debate

Sexism? Misogyny? That’s So Last Week

The new narrative is that we — including people of color and women — must understand the anger of the white working class. It’s the economy, insist their shiny new defenders. I cherish my working class roots, but I caution against romanticizing them.

November 17, 2016
CNN and Fox News push baseless accusations about Hillary Clinton

The Role Gender Played In The Presidential Election

Women voted against Donald Trump by one of the most significant gender gap margins in history, but their support for Hillary Clinton was tinged with ambivalence.

November 14, 2016
Women Trump protests

Telltale Signs Of A Misogynist In The Era Of Trump

You cannot grow up in a system so thoroughly ingrained with sexism—like so many other isms in our culture—without taking a bit in. That’s true for women, too. (See also: the election.) So, let’s look at how misogyny skews our thoughts.

November 14, 2016

Trump Hit By His Own Lewd Remarks About Women, Caught On Tape

In the recorded conversation, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting on a bus with NBC’s “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there.”

October 7, 2016
trump defensive

How To Decode Mike Pence’s Misogyny (And Why It Matters)

No one yet knows the true dimensions of the 2016 electorate (the people who actually cast a ballot on Election Day). But we do know that women historically vote in greater numbers than men.

October 6, 2016

Clinton Super PAC Hits Trump Hard In Two New Ads

One of the ads features women lip-syncing to audio clips of Trump spewing insulting comments about women. The second ad, “Respect,” follows a similar pattern, but broadens the rhetoric to include Trump’s insults about Muslims and immigrants.

May 17, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the Indiana Theater in Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

GOP Chairman Says ‘People Just Don’t Care’ About Misogyny Allegations Against Donald Trump

“These are things that he is going to have to answer for,” Priebus said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But I also think there are things from many years ago and I think that, you know, as Christians, judging each other I think is problematic.”

May 15, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump gets a kiss from his daughter Ivanka at the end of a campaign victory party after rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination following the results of the Indiana state primary, at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 3, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Donald Trump Can’t Win Without Women

Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s freshly-minted presumptive nominee for president, has called his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton a weak candidate lacking in stamina whose only asset is the “woman’s card.”

May 6, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania (C) and daughter Ivanka listen at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

As Journalists, Let Us Not Tiptoe Around Trump, The Nominee

I’m going to watch this coverage with the fierce focus of a hound on the hunt, and I am confident that I will not be the only columnist or the only woman to do so. As I’ve written a number of times in recent months, this is not the misogyny of the 2008 campaign, but only because so many of us women are older now and we are so done with this.

May 5, 2016
Donald Trump Marla Maples Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Endorse This: The Donald Trump Remark That Left Trevor Noah Speechless

A 20 year-old clip shows how Trump’s misogyny is his one consistent belief.

April 6, 2016
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The Women Behind Trump

Trump still has plenty of support from prominent women, among them the loathed right wing columnist Ann Coulter (although she wishes he could be a “teeny little bit less low brow”).

April 3, 2016
Donald Trump making someone small

Why Is Trump Still Talking?

Trump is rich and powerful, and he’s made it popular again to say misogynist things out loud — to treat women as nothing more than a distraction and an invitation to misbehave. And people love him for it.

November 12, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Hail To The Antichrist!

There’s nothing wrong with Planned Parenthood that a Christian conquistador couldn’t fix. And did you know Obama’s the son of Satan?

August 21, 2015

Are These The 4 Worst Examples Of Misogyny On Fox News?

Roger Ailes brought Trump back into the Fox News fold because, frankly, vile misogyny has always been part of their brand.

August 10, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over’

The safety net has become a sieve, Caroline Fredrickson writes, in her new book ‘Under The Bus,’ about how workers’ rights continue to elude working women.

May 10, 2015

#YesAllWomen Campaign Hits Twitter After U.S. Shooting

Washington (AFP) – A campaign on Twitter denouncing misogyny has gathered thousands of followers after a bloody rampage in California by a 22-year-old virgin who said he was motivated by hatred of women. The hashtag #YesAllWomen was launched to allow women to share stories of misogyny in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s assault on Friday […]

May 27, 2014