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Equal Rights

Why It’s Time To Revive The Equal Rights Amendment

If women were considered full equals, if they had the Constitution firmly behind them, the nation would not have seen fit to elect a man with heinously backward views of women.

March 4, 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
Trump sued 34 times

President Trump Has Already Been Sued Over 34 Times Since Election Day

Over the past three months, Trump’s been sued for defamation stemming from sexual assault claims, for violating the U.S. Constitution, and for violations of civil rights laws. Also, sprinkled in the docket are numerous frivolous lawsuits, which have little chance of going anywhere, but are amusing nonetheless.

January 30, 2017
Trump, Sexual Assault

Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant Sues Trump Over Sexual Assault Denial

The lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos is focused on a stream of denials Trump aimed at her and other women accusers last October, just weeks before the Nov. 8 presidential election, when Zervos and others came forward to accuse the then-candidate of making unwanted sexual advances.

January 18, 2017
Rockettes, Trump, Inauguration

Rockettes Balk At Dancing For Our POTUS-To-Be

The ongoing saga of whether or not members of the Rockettes will dance at Donald Trump’s inauguration is a taste of the next four years. When and how will it be appropriate or pragmatic to react to the latest Trump offense or to recall the heinous rhetoric of his campaign?

December 30, 2016
Sexual Assault

How CNN And Fox News Enabled The Worst Sexual Assault Apologism Of 2016

As sexual assault allegations against President-elect Donald Trump piled up in the months before the election, CNN and Fox News each relied on paid Trump surrogates and media allies to peddle some of the worst sexual assault apologism of the past year.

December 29, 2016
Pence, Trump, Fake News

How Mainstream Headlines Have Been Normalizing Donald Trump

By continually refusing to use headlines to call out Trump’s ties to extremists, incessant lying, and his atrocious behavior, media are normalizing his actions. There have been pleas from many in media to stop normalizing Trump. Headlines would be a good place to start.

November 29, 2016
Sean Hannity

5 Fresh Right-Wing Outrages: Trump Surrogates Reach Hysterical New Heights

Ted Cruz threatens the Constitution, Sean Hannity goes crazy over emails, and Trump surrogates reach hysterical new heights justifying sexual assault.

October 30, 2016
Trump, Russian Hacking

New Video Surfaces Of Trump Sexually Humiliating, Forcibly Kissing 2004 Miss Universe

Suddenly, before an audience of thousands, Trump pulled Hawkins close for a mouth kiss. She put her arm up in between them, and his kiss landed on her cheek. “Can I sit down now?” she asked. “Yes, go,” he replied.

October 30, 2016
Trump tweets, Yemen

Maybe Donald Trump Should Run For ‘Whiner-In-Chief’

“Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” — The Coasters from “Charlie Brown” Donald Trump has a victim mentality. If the term sounds familiar, it’s because it has long been the preferred conservative riposte when black people complain of being strangled by housing discrimination, economic injustice or police brutality. The likes of Bill O’Reilly and Rush […]

October 23, 2016
Trump, GOP, Republican, Envoy

Donald Trump Threatens To Sue Accusers After Election

During a policy speech, Trump promised to sue the women who have come forward in the last two weeks to accuse him of sexual assault, calling them liars.

October 22, 2016
Stand up for women, Washington March

It’s Time To Stand Up For Women

Sexual aggression — the behaviors, the attitudes, the excuses that support them — has to stop. America is deciding now if it has the courage to fight back.

October 20, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Not Every Guy Is A Piece Of Scum

Donald Trump can try to rationalize his actions, but nonchalantly boasting about sexual assault? Trump is no man. He’s just a really poor excuse for one.

October 15, 2016
Donald Trump Sexual Assault Allegations

Trump Campaign Reels Over New Groping Allegations

Trump said accusations of sexual misconduct against him were part of a plot to discredit him after two more women came forward with groping allegations.

October 14, 2016
Fox News contributor Monica Crowley spins for Donald Trump on sexual assault charges.

#EndorseThis: Watch As Former Nixon Aide Spins Wildly For Trump

Even in the wake of fresh testimony from multiple women about his alleged sexual assaults and voyeurism, Monica Crowley sees a silver lining for the billionaire bully in these disturbing stories.

October 13, 2016
Trump Tower

Trump Vows: ‘I Will Never Drop Out Of The Race’ Despite Lewd Taped Remarks

“The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly – I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!” Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon.

October 8, 2016
Trump falsehoods

A Third Woman Alleges She Was Sexually Assaulted By Donald Trump

“In the middle of it he says to George, ‘Are you sleeping with her?’ Meaning me. And George looked a little shocked and he said, ‘Well, yeah.’ And he goes, ‘Well, for the weekend or what?'”

July 25, 2016
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, California July 24, 2006. Picture taken July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

Fox News Chief Roger Ailes Resigns After Sexual Harassment Claims

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox, will assume the role of chairman and acting CEO of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, the company said.

July 21, 2016
Former Stanford student Brock Turner who was sentenced to six months in county jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious and intoxicated woman is shown in this Santa Clara County Sheriff's booking photo

Fix Culture That Makes A Brock Turner Possible

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network says that one woman in every six has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault. It’s an awesome, awful number. Think about it in terms of women you know. Think about Bonnie, Kadijah, Heather, Consuela, Sarah and Kim. One, two, three, four, five …

June 12, 2016

Why Do We Make Light Of The Assault On Erin Andrews?

Andrews’ attacker, Michael David Barrett, delivered an explicit, personal threat to women everywhere, but especially to those in the public eye. You exist for my pleasure, your rights to privacy be damned.

March 4, 2016

George Washington University Rescinds Cosby’s Doctorate

The allegations against Cosby have distressed alumni and students who have been sexually assaulted, President Steven Knapp said.

January 11, 2016

Cosby Faces Big Financial Threat From Civil Lawsuits: Legal Experts

Civil lawsuits accusing Bill Cosby of sex abuse and defamation could do major damage to the entertainer’s wealth, regardless of how a criminal prosecution plays out, lawyers who have handled similar cases said on Thursday.

January 1, 2016

Greek System Is Standing In The Way Of Tackling Campus Sexual Assault

Fraternities and sororities have a choice. Either they can be part of the solution to campus sexual assaults or they can choose to be part of the problem. Guess which way their going.

October 31, 2015
Sexual assault ribbon

California’s Gov. Brown Mandates High School Lessons To Prevent Sexual Assaults

It’s the first of its kind in the nation.

October 2, 2015
UCLA library

How A Little-Known Education Office Has Forced Far-Reaching Changes To Campus Sex Assault Probes

Schools are at the forefront of an aggressive stance to combat sexual assault.

August 18, 2015