War on Women Report: Trump Says ‘Not Much’ He Could Have Done Differently With COVID

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.

This week in the war on women: Roe v. Wade seriously threatened; Trump calls for Gov. Whitmer to be locked up, days after an attempted kidnapping; Trump attacks Kristen Welker ahead of debate; lawyers can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration; Trump remains oblivious to his failings in handling the coronavirus pandemic; Trump’s hurls lies and insults during the debate; and more.

Justice Department Seeks Immunity for Trump on Lies about E. Jean Carroll Rape

Bill Barr’s Justice Department is now arguing in court that those harmed by Trump’s lies should not be able to sue him for the harm he causes them, asking a New York court to declare Trump immune from such lawsuits in civil courts.

“Nobody in this nation is above the law. Nobody is entitled to conceal acts of sexual assault behind a wall of defamatory falsehoods and deflections.” says journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who brought a lawsuit against the President.

What Donald Trump Understands about American Men

Trump might not be a sophisticated political thinker or student of history, but he understands something fundamental about manhood in a patriarchal culture: the system remains in place because a majority of men fear being ‘unmanned’ and losing the respect of other men more than they value abstract concepts like commitment to scientific reason, equal justice under law or even democracy itself.

Immigrants Finding Themselves within America and America In Them

Mahsa Khanbabai, an Iranian American and an immigration lawyer, shares her thoughts on advocating for a more fair and just America.

She writes, “Immigration attorneys and advocates will continue to demand change not only in a court of law, but in the court of public opinion. It’s vital to empower those without voices, as well as to advocate for change with our neighbors, our broader community and with our elected officials. It’s bigger than a single political movement—it’s about education and dialogue. “

The Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS and Our Health; Pandemic Worsens as Winter Approaches

For The Weekly Pulse (a revisit of an old Ms. column!), we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

In this edition: analyzing the Supreme Court’s impact on our health, a repro rundown while Roe is at risk, pandemic predicted to worsen with colder months ahead and why we need to care about LGBTQ health, now.

In the Battleground States, Trump’s Got a Problem: Women

The gender gap measures the difference in men and women’s votes for the leading candidate.

Women make up the base of the Democratic party, and the gender gap plays a critical role in Biden’s support—especially in the battleground states.

Before and after the political conventions and into the fall, the gender gap remains stronger than ever.