80 Million No’s Mean No

The defeat of Donald J. Trump feels like emerging from a misogyny-trauma-hangover. The fact that he was ever elected and, as of this writing, has received over nine million more votes than his first run, is a massive global metaphor for rape culture.

For survivors of abuse and those who care for them, it was traumatic to watch his first ascendance to power, horrific to live through, and dehumanizing to have the prospect of a second term dangled in front of us. From the perspective of a women’s studies professor and life-long-feminist, one who is closer to sexual assault than anyone likes to be, the whole process felt traumatic.

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.