Feminists against Trump Women are standing up against president trump

Glossary

  • Degrade- To treat someone or something in a manner of disrespect.
  • Dissent- An opinion someone has that the majority of people do not agree with.
  • Activists- A person who stands up to support and campaign for their beliefs.
  • Feminist- A person that believes men and women should be treated equally.
  • Feminism- The belief that men and women should be treated equally.
  • Expressed - A thought or feeling that someone makes known to other people.
Two young girls holding signs about their rights.

What other approaches did women have on the march?

When men and women were marching at the March on Washington they were standing up for many different causes. According to the author Maeve Reston, some women wore sashes that were blue and white that said “dissent is patriotic”. Others held rainbow flags to represent peace and love and democratic representation. People would wear certain things to show their pride at the marches. The color or thing they wore represented what they stood for. Debbie Dingell says, “None of us are single issue voters, we want to make sure Americans have quality, affordable health care, funding for Planned Parenthood and that women are treated fairly in the workplace. There were hundreds of leaders and activists from groups including NAACP, Planned Parenthood, the American Federation of Teachers, Pro-Immigrant and Pro-environment.” Overall, there were many approaches women reached at the marches.

A young girl holding two signs about equality.

What should feminists expect of Trump?

Now that Trump is the President, women/feminists are going to be experiencing more of Trumps behavior. One thing Trump does not support is public breastfeeding. A lawyer named Elizabeth Beck had a bad experience with Trump in 2011 when she said she needed to take a break to pump her breast milk. “He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me, and he screamed, ‘You’re disgusting, you’re disgusting’ and he ran out of there.” Beck recalls. He also has a total lack of concern for sexual assault victims. He expressed a comment about the topic saying, “boys will be boys.” In 2013 he made a tweet regarding the number of sexual assaults occurring in the military saying, “What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?” Trump thinks since men and women are together in a place, that it is a common thing to see sexual assault in a situation like that. Overall, feminists are more familiar with Trumps behaviors.

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What has Trump said/done to degrade women?

Trump is known for saying insulting things about women in public or on the internet. Trump retweeted user @mplefty67’s comment, “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?” He deleted the tweet blaming it on one of his tech staff. Someone who experienced Trumps behavior was Louise Sunshine, who was employed for Trump from 1973 to1985. She told The Washington Post, that Trump kept a “fat picture” of her in a drawer in his desk. He would take it out when she did something he didn’t like. These are just a few examples of the negative things Trump has said to or about women. Most of his comments are very degrading and extremely disrespectful.

Two men holding signs.

What are Trumps views/opinions on abortion?

Now that Trump is president, he has a say in if abortion should be happening or not. In March of 2016, he told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that any women that have an abortion “should face some sort of legal punishment”. He walked that claim after experiencing backlash. When Trump was asked by debate moderator Chris Wallace if he wanted to see the supreme court overturn the case that makes abortion legal to American women Trump replied with, “If we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that will happen, and that will happen automatically, in my opinion, because i’m putting pro-life justices on the court.” To sum up Trumps response to this question, his answer was yes. He would make abortion illegal.

Protestors making their version of Trumps wall.

In what ways has Trump expressed his sexist views?

Trump has a bad reputation when it comes to his sexist behavior. He believes he has a right to express his views. When interviewed by Fox News Megyn Kelly, he was asked to account for the fact that he’s called women that he doesn’t like “fat pigs” “dogs” and “disgusting animals” his response was “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people, and I don’t frankly have the time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either.” Another instance with Trump was when he made sexist comments about Carly Fiorina’s bid for president in front of a Rolling Stone journalist. “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she’s a woman, and i’m not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, are we serious?” Trump realizes he was being offensive about his comment, but he didn’t care.

A group of protestors holding signs.

Citiations

  • Hill, Lizzy. "11 things feminists should brace themselves for now that Donald Trump has won." Sheknows.com, 9 Nov. 16. Web. 21 Feb.17. http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/1114141/what-it-means-for-feminists-if-donald-trump-wins/page:2
  • Smothers, Hannah. "Donald Trump Said He'd Appoint Supreme Court Justices Who Would Overturn Roe v. Wade." Cosmopolitan, 09 Jan. 2017. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a6950858/donald-trump-rip-the-baby-out-of-the-womb/?scrlybrkr=e743687c>.
  • Cohen, Claire. "Donald Trump sexism tracker: Every offensive comment in one place." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 04 June 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/donald-trump-sexism-tracker-every-offensive-comment-in-one-place/?scrlybrkr=840a41ac>.
  • "Trump calls lawyer 'disgusting' for going to pump breast milk, report says." CNN. Cable News Network, 29 July 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/29/politics/trump-breast-pump-statement/?scrlybrkr=d33c1566>.
  • "Trump defends tweet on military sexual assault." CNN. Cable News Network, 8 Sept. 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/politics/donald-trump-military-sexual-assault/?scrlybrkr=d33c1566>.
  • Chavez, Paola, Veronica Stracqualursi, and Meghan Keneally. "A History of the Donald Trump-Megyn Kelly Feud." ABC News. ABC News Network, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/history-donald-trump-megyn-kelly-feud/story?id=36526503>.
  • Uchimiya, Ellen. "Donald Trump insults Carly Fiorina's appearance." CBS News. CBS Interactive, 09 Sept. 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-insults-carly-fiorinas-appearance/?scrlybrkr=fa849d32>.
  • Borchers, Callum. "How Chris Matthews tripped up Donald Trump on abortion." The Washington Post. WP Company, 31 Mar. 2016. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/31/how-chris-matthews-tripped-up-donald-trump-on-abortion/?utm_term=.28614e3ef8fe>.
  • Sellers, Frances Stead. "Donald Trump, a champion of women? His female employees think so." The Washington Post. WP Company, 24 Nov. 2015. Web. 23 Feb. 2017. <https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-a-champion-of-women-his-female-employees-think-so/2015/11/23/7eafac80-88da-11e5-9a07-453018f9a0ec_story.html?utm_term=.a9a4a8b19cdb>.

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