Trump vs. Feminists Feminists are going against President Trump because they do not agree with his actions he is taking in office.

  • Glossary:
  • Feminists and or Feminism- the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
  • Planned Parenthood: a nonprofit organization that does research into and gives advice on contraception, family planning, and reproductive problems.
  • Sexual Assault-any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient
  • Pro-choice- Being pro-choice doesn't necessarily mean that you are pro-abortion, or that, if faced with an unintended pregnancy, you would have an abortion. Simply put, being pro-choice means that you believe that women, not the government, should make their own reproductive health care decisions.
  • Misogyny- dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.
  • Roe. vs. Wade- Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. It was decided simultaneously with a companion case, Doe. v Bolton.

1. What is Trump's view on women?

Trump is saying statements about women that are horrifying people around the world. Lizzy Hill, author at She Knows, states, “Before his campaign, Trump just used the phrase ‘boys will be boys’ attitude against sexual assault.” In other words,Trump doesn’t view his accusations as something wrong but thinks men acting badly is acceptable. However, Trump doesn’t realize that he is calling himself a boy for doing these childish things to innocent women. Being the President of the United States, Trump should respect all. The Huffington post author Nina Bahadur explains that Trump is calling women names. For example, Trump calls innocent women like Rosie O’Donnell rude, obnoxious and dumb and also calls Bette Midler extremely unattractive. Trump’s statements about women show he doesn’t view them as equals.Trump’s views of women are worse than most, but Trump denies his actions. These harsh views of women are making women fight back against Trump.

Feminists protesting in the March on Washington outside the White House.

2. What are some ways women are reacting to Trump?

Women have been reacting to the new president, Trump, differently than any president before. Women disagree with some of the laws Trump has been putting into place and has taken away, and now they are marching and standing up for their rights. Julia Glum, author at International Business Times states, there was on average 1 million people who marched in the historic march on Washington. Many women and men plan to stand together to fight against Trump’s views. Ordinary women aren’t the only ones who are standing up; celebrities are standing with women and men too. Megan Friedman and Lyndsey Matthews, authors from Elle magazine state, “Amber Tamblyn and Amy Schumer were one of many celebrities marching, Tamblyn wore a Planned Parenthood hat while Schumer dressed as a NASA astronaut for the march.” Celebrities are also standing up with these feminists by marching against Trump’s views. Overall, women and men are standing up against Trump. Women are starting to fight for rights they believe in.

3.​ How has Planned Parenthood impacted the way people may look at Trump?

Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health services for the United States and globally. Women are fighting to keep Planned Parenthood in the law. Emily Crockett author at Vox magazine explains, Most Americans, including nearly half of Trump voters, oppose defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest family planning provider and start to question the reason they voted for him.Even the people who support Trump are questioning him because of his plan to cut Planned Parenthood. Women want the rights of Planned Parenthood to stay in effect, but Trump wanting to cut it is causing women to react in outrage. Kelly Robinson Planned Parenthood deputy organizer director states, “we’re in the middle of a moment that is calling for us to take action in a way we have never taken action before, and we’re ready.’’ Women have decided to stand up for what they believe and their rights as individuals. Women are willing to fight for what they want and believe and that means standing up to Trump. Planned Parenthood getting taken out of office is just one thing that is pushing them to fight. Planned Parenthood aren't the only rights Women are standing up for.

Women showing Support for Planned Parenthood after President Trump saying that he wanted to defund the program.

This video relates to my topic of Trump. Vs. Feminists because the feminists bring up some reasons why are standing up against President Trump. The women were involved in the march on Washington because of the way Trump addressed that he was going to cut women's rights down by wanting to take away Planned Parenthood and other programs that help women. Also,like in my paragraphs they explain that they are wanting to stand up for women. Women want to have control over their bodies and taking away some of the programs that help them do that is causing some people to rage. Lastly, they address a key point in one of my paragraphs about women going to far. For example, the Madonna situation, when she talked about bombing the white house. The supported her because she was a celebrity that was also standing up for women's rights.

4.How does Abortion views of Trump vs. Feminists differ?

Feminists views on abortion differ from the way Trump views the situations. Trump wants to get rid of Roe.vs.Wade and other supportive abortion groups that supports women on getting abortion. However, Women think if Trump takes away this he is taking away their rights. Sheryl Stolberg, an author at New York times explains, “many feminists saw the right to abortion as essential to women’s empowerment.” Women feel like having an abortion means she is in control of her own body. Even though Trump wants to take away these certain rights of women, that will not stop women from fighting for the right of abortion. Trump’s views on abortion are the total opposite. Trump wants abortion to not be supported by all laws and or something women shouldn’t be able to do. Lizzy Hill author from She Knows states that Trump wants to get rid of funding of Planned parenthood and other supportive abortion groups if they do not stop funding abortions. Trump wants to get rid of abortion because that what he wants not the majority of the community. His view is the best in Trump’s eyes. Overall, Trump’s and feminists views on women are total opposite when it comes to abortion. Even though women have stood up for themselves, some may have gone too far.

5. Have Feminists statements and actions gone too far?

Feminists are fighting back for their rights, but some have gone too far. Fox News aired a video of Tucker Carlson vs. Feminist Trump Protester and showed a glimpse of Madonna saying she thought about bombing the White House. Even though women want their voices to be heard, accusations like this can get many people into trouble. Going as far as to say they want to bomb the white house doesn’t just put the President in danger but many other innocent people. Also, women are not only protesting, but harming people in their way. Gregory Krieg from CNN news states, “Six police officers were injured and 217 protesters arrested Friday after a morning of peaceful protests and coordinated disruptions of Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony gave way to ugly street clashes in downtown Washington.’’ Feminists have gone so far with the protests that they are starting to injure innocent officers. The officers are just doing their jobs and people have taken this hatred towards Trump out on others. Overall, Feminists are stepped over the last straw.

Madonna at the March on Washington, saying her famous line of maybe bombing the White House.

Works Cited

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