53 percent of white women cast their ballot for Trump – a disturbing realisation to many in the women’s rights movement.
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By appointing Steve Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counsel, Donald Trump is elevating a leader of the “alt-right” who has consistently denigrated women and trafficked in white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic propaganda. At Breitbart, Bannon ran articles that called for companies to hire only “rich, straight, white men,” and said “science proves it: Read more …
Printable PDF Issue Advisory: It’s About POWER, Not SEX – Trump as Aggressor By Jan Erickson, NOW Government Relations Director, and Leah Schmidt, NOW Government Relations Intern October 28, 2016 Newt Gingrich, one of Donald Trump’s surrogates and former Speaker of the House, was congratulated by the candidate Wednesday for taking down Fox News’ Megyn Read more …
For women who have endured harassment, for those who have been silenced by a man’s power, and for survivors of abuse or sexual assault, the tenor of this reckoning can be exhausting and triggering. It requires self-care.
It was bad enough that Trump has been running a campaign promoting racist, xenophobic, misogynistic policies. Now we see him as a misogynistic individual attacking individual women.
How he treated women, how he spoke about women, how he expected his employees and acolytes to regard women speaks not only to his character, but to his ability to lead a nation and command a government.
“Someone with such disrespect for women, with such a misogynistic lifestyle who boasts about using his power to sexually assault women cannot — and will not — be the leader of this country,” said National Organization for Women president Terry O’Neill.”
During a brief speech to local Democrats, O’Neill urged them to come out in big numbers on Nov. 8 and assure a Clinton win in the battleground state of Virginia.
As Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have an obligation not only to members of their caucus or supporters of their politics, but to every citizen of our democracy who depends on the nation’s leaders to actually lead.
Donald Trump must be stopped. Someone with such disrespect for women, with such a misogynistic lifestyle who boasts about using his power to sexually assault women cannot–and will not–be the leader of this country.