Despite signing the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act to “increase women’s participation in negotiation and mediation processes”—by the looks of Trump’s Monday meeting with leaders from Pakistan, it seems he has completely ignored an act he himself signed into law.
A change to immigration policy grants DHS and ICE officers “sole and unreviewable discretion” to deport. Immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for up to two years, residing anywhere within the country, are now eligible for expedited removal.
“People say the U.S. Congress is dysfunctional,” Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation president and publisher of Ms., points out, “but not for a moment would we think of turning over the country to terrorists—and neither would the Afghans.”
Clinics will be given extra time to comply with a Trump administration rule announced last week that eliminated Title X funding for clinics that provide abortion referrals.
When famed Yadizi activist and Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad visited the White House this week, Trump revealed lack of knowledge of world events and empathy yet again.
The Trump administration announces the domestic gag rule goes into effect this week, denies asylum to a significant portion of immigrants, attempts to backpedal away from Epstein, and foments violence at a rally in North Carolina.
Trump’s racist rhetoric led to a crowd at his rally to chant, “Send her back.” Omar responded with inexplicable strength and dignity, tweeting a verse from Maya Angelou poem, “Still I Rise.”
Border Patrol forced a 3-year-old named Sofi to make an impossible choice: choose which parent should be deported. A group of mothers is fighting back by suing the Trump administration for misconduct.
In this fight, women everywhere lose. But those unable to access the health care they need—including safe abortion services—are paying the highest price.
“The government does not set out to discriminate. Rather, it overlooks its own bias because it does not take the trouble to assess how policies affect women. Government budgets are supposed to be ‘gender-neutral;’ in fact, they are gender-ignorant.”