This week, Ms.’s War on Women Report examines Pence and Harris on abortion; the ways election disinformation hurts our democracy; Trump’s “Deterrence Project” to dissuade Black voters from voting; and break down the ACB SCOTUS hearings.
Studies show that when girls are taught to place too much value their physical appearance and sexual identity, they’re also being taught to neglect other qualities that are seen as “incompatible with sexiness.”
Despite a shift towards feel-good rhetoric and “girl power,” the social message girls continue to get is that sex appeal is valued above all else.
The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.
The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration—and each week, we publish a day-by-day account of it. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.
And OH what a week it’s been…
This week: Trump’s patronizing comments about fallen U.S. soldiers.; Trump ends federal agencies’ anti-racism trainings; Cohen calls Trump a racist, “sordid, mob-like figure”; Trump uses the DOJ (and taxpayer money) to fight E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case; and Trump admits to criminal negligence on tape.
Unemployment rates for Black women between the ages of 20 and 24 rose to 26.8 percent in August—up from 25.4 percent in July.
“It’s just bananas,” says Jasmine Tucker, director of research for the National Women’s Law Center. “Other than racism and sexism, I really don’t get it.”
Has Trump really done more for women than “any American president in history,” as he claims?
According to comedian, writer and Late Night correspondent, Amber Ruffin: Yes.
Christine Jahnke, a communications advisor best known for helping prep female politicians in the Democratic Party to run for office, as well as coaching others in public speaking, died in her Washington state home on Aug. 4. Most famous for being the speech coach to First Lady Michelle Obama during the early years of the Obama administration, she enjoyed three decades assisting women in finding their voices within the public forum, including everything from public presentations to interviews to debates.
“She not only transformed what a person could do; she transformed a movement.”
Naya Rivera’s tragic passing earlier this year has prompted many to look back on her legacy on “Glee.” In the years since its departure from the airwaves, Rivera’s portrayal of Santana Lopez is still making an impact in the lives of lesbian and bi women. As one of the few lesbian TV characters to ultimately have a happy ending, her story was ground-breaking and impactful from start to finish.
Nicole Tersigni’s new book, “Men to Avoid in Art and Life,” explores the different “types” of men women encounter through a humorous combination of art history and social media.
Racism is woven into the fabric of the U.S., and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. Racist attacks and interactions—from micro-aggressions to outright hate crimes—have been on the rise since the pandemic began.