The political earthquake that was the 2016 election sparked a dormant ember that fired up Latinas to run for office against the threat of misogynistic forces bent on rolling back hard-fought women’s rights. Now, we’re witnessing the fruits of their labor flourish.
Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign targeted 3.5 million Black Americans to discourage their vote on Election Day.
Last week, Facebook announced the launch of its Voting Information Center, with the goal of “[helping] every eligible voter in the U.S. who uses our platform vote this year.” The launch of the Voting Information Center comes following years of widespread criticism against the site.
Unless we reckon with the depth and staying power of white supremacy and toxic masculinity, we will never be able to do anything more than defend what little inclusion and democracy we have. That begins with acknowledging it.
After the 2016 election, I wanted to put down my camera and cry forever—but if Hillary was not going to give up, how could I? Our second chapter was just beginning, and I wanted to be there to document it.
bell hooks’ “All About Love” speaks to the erosion of the promise of American ideals—already apparent nearly two decades ago—and how a politics of love might reverse it.
Just as it would be inaccurate to claim gender as the sole factor in shaping the 2016 election, it would be similarly irresponsible to ignore its role in the presidential race and its interaction with other key dynamics of the campaign.
And besides, we don’t need a woman in the White House right now.
You can take me off your call list.
I hang up on an America I don’t recognize
After all these years, universality and the common good are still the (unmarked) province of straight white men.
In 2005, Democratic pollster Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Conway examined the lives and opinions of women voters for their book, “What Women Really Want.”