The women’s suffrage movement and the feminist movement in American were early steps toward gender equality and access to the workplace and education. But today women still face violence, discrimination, and institutional barriers in their struggle toward equal participation in society.
Institutional biases limit opportunities for women in the workplace via policies that exclude women from certain job sectors and penalize them for becoming pregnant or raising children. These translate to gross disparities between men’s and women’s income, wealth, and economic security.
Additionally the overwhelming institutional biases against gender-based violence survivors are a constant reminder that living safely and with dignity is not always an option for women.
Moves by the GOP in recent years, to limit abortion rights and reproductive healthcare of all forms, threaten to take women’s sovereignty over their own bodies out of their hands.
This page, and it’s subpages, will track the actions and statements of Trump relative to women.
See also concerns about Misogyny.
|1975||Former Trump employee says Trump kept a "fat picture" of her in his drawer, which he would show her when she did something he didn't like. washingtonpost.com (See also Misogyny)|
|1985||Businesswoman Jessica Leeds claims Trump sexually assaulted her. heavy.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|1989||Trump is accused of rape by his ex-wife in a sworn deposition. independent.co.uk (See also Criminality, Ivana Trump, Misogyny)|
|1992||Jill Harth claims Trump attempted to rape her and told her he wanted to, "make her his sex slave." theguardian.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|1992.12.06||Trump is fined 200,000$ by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for not allowing blacks or women onto his casino floor while personal friend and racist Mafia leader is gambling. yahoo.com (See also Criminality, Racism, Sexism, Black Americans)|
|1993||Model Kristin Anderson claims Trump groped her and put his hands up her skirt. washingtonpost.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|1994||Katie Johnson, claims Trump along with billionaire and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein raped her when she was 13. scribd.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
A former employee of Epstein agreed to testify in court that he witnessed and could verify her accusations.
|1997||Jill Harth files a sexual harassment lawsuit, which among other things claims Trump attempted to rape her and refused to hire black models. dailymail.co.uk (See also Racism, Misogyny, Sexism, Black Americans, Lawsuits, Criminality)|
|1997.02.05||Miss USA contestant Temple Taggart McDowell claims Trump twice forced himself upon her and kissed her without her consent. nbcnews.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|1997.05.11||Cathy Heller claims Trump grabbed and forcibly kissed her during a brunch at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. theguardian.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
A second witness to the event confirmed her story and told the Guardian that Trump was, “very forceful” and got “in her face.”
|1998||Karena Virginia claims Trump groped her at the U.S Open. nbcnews.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|1999||Trump withholds $1.5 million alimony payment from Marla Maples when she threatens to "tell the people what he is really like" if he runs for President. buzzfeed.com (See also Marla Maples, Feuds)|
|2003||Mindy McGillivray claims Trump sexually assaulted her. heavy.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|2005||Receptionist Rachel Crooks claims Trump began kissing her without her consent on an elevator. npr.org (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|2005||Trump tells Howard Stern, "A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10." buzzfeed.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2005.12||Journalist Natasha Stoynoff says Trump, "shoved her against a wall and forced his tongue down her throat." heavy.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
6 separate witnesses later came forward to corroborate that they saw Trump sexually assaulting Natasha Stoynoff.
|2006||Adult Film Star Jessica Drake claims Trump grabbed and kissed her without her consent then offered her $10,000 to have sex with him. usmagazine.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|2006||Finnish beauty pageant contestant Ninni Laaksonen says Trump groped her. is.fi (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|2007||Apprentice Contestant Summer Zervos claims Trump groped and sexually assaulted her. thedailybeast.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|2010||Friend of CNN anchor Erin Burnett claims Trump sexually assaulted her in his office. npr.org (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|2013||Miss USA contestant Cassandra Searles claims Trump groped her. king5.com (See also Criminality, Misogyny)|
|2013||Trump tells Apprentice contestant, "Must Be a Pretty Picture, You Dropping to Your Knees." thedailybeast.com (See also Sexism)|
Trump's sexually suggestive comment from Celebrity Apprentice came up in the Fox News debate.
|2015.07.28||After a top aide tells The Daily Beast that Trump couldn't of raped his wife because, "a husband cannot legally rape their spouse." Trump attacks The Daily Beast for reporting the interview calling them, "a joke desperate to remain relevant." cnn.com (See also #2016 Campaign, Sexism, Attempts to Discredit Media, Misogyny)|
|2015.07.29||Trump calls attorney Elizabeth Beck a "vicious, horrible person" for recounting a 2011 incident in which he called her "disgusting" for needing to pump breast milk. cnn.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Assaults on Facts, False Statements)|
|2015.08.04||Trump says the Republicans should shut down the government rather than fund Planned Parenthood. cnn.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Planned Parenthood, Health Care)|
|2015.08.07||Trump says Republican debate host Megyn Kelly had, "blood coming out of her wherever." cnn.com (See also Fueds, Sexism, Misogyny, 2016 Campaign)|
|2015.09.09||Rolling Stone magazine quotes Trump on Carly Fiorina: "Look at that face! "Would anyone vote for that?" rollingstone.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2016.03.02||Trump again praises Planned Parenthood's work to help millions of women, but says the organization will not get federal funding, if he's elected, as long as abortions are being done. cnn.com (See also Planned Parenthood, Health Care)|
|2016.03.13||Trump says women who seek abortions should be subject to "some form of punishment" if the procedure is banned in the United States. He later recanted after intense criticism. nytimes.com (See also Planned Parenthood, Health Care)|
|2016.08.02||Eric Trump builds on a comment by his father that Ivanka Trump, claiming that his sister would not allow herself to be sexually assaulted because she is a "strong, powerful woman" theguardian.com (See also Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump)|
He implies that victims of sexual assault in the workplace are weak and "allow" the assault.
|2016.09.16||Trump announces "pro-life coalition" and reinforces his commitment to anti-abortion platforms. usatoday.com (See also Planned Parenthood, Social Issues, Health Care)|
|2016.10.03||20 former crew members from the Apprentice have reported Trump sexually harassed women and made sexist comments while working on the show. bigstory.ap.org (See also Misogyny)|
|2016.10.07||Trump brags in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a conversation caught on video washingtonpost.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2016.10.08||Apprentice Producer Bill Pruitt says there are tapes far worse then the one of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. mediaite.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2016.10.09||Trump tells Howard Stern it's OK to call Ivanka a "piece of ass." cnn.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2016.10.13||Trump threatens to sue The New York Times over publishing article where they interviewed two women who claim Trump sexually assaulted them. nytimes.com (See also Lawsuits, 2016 Campaign, Fueds, Attempts to Discredit Media, Misogyny)|
|2016.10.20||Trump says abortions take place "on the final day" of pregnancy, but doctors agree that they don't. nytimes.com (See also Health Care, Social Issues)|
|2016.12.11||Pro-choice and pro-life advocates agree that Trump's victory poses the greatest threat to legalized abortion in decades. nytimes.com (See also Social Issues, Health Care)|
|2016.12.22||Trump transition team asks State Department to submit details of programs and jobs aimed at promoting gender equality. nytimes.com (See also Department of State)|
|2017.01.10||Two-thirds of female workers reported harassment at brands owned by CKE Restaurants, run by Trump's pick for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder. theguardian.com (See also Andrew Puzder, Department of Labor, Blue-Collar Workers)|
|2017.01.19||Research shows that efforts to limit abortion access dramatically increased in 2016. reuters.com (See also Planned Parenthood, Health Care, Social issues)|
|2017.01.19||Trump plans to eliminate 25 violence against women grant programs as way to cut spending. mic.com (See also Budget)|
|2017.01.23||Trump reinstates Reagan's "Global Gag Rule," stopping foreign aid to clinics abroad that provide or advocate for abortion services. nbcnews.com (See also Planned Parenthood, Health Care, Foreign Policy)|
|2017.01.23||Trump signs executive order blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions, reinstating Mexico City policy (aka Global Gag Rule). thehill.com|
|2017.01.26||Longtime anti-abortion leader Pence will be first U.S. Vice President to speak at anti-abortion "March for Life." washingtonpost.com (See also Mike Pence, Abortion, Health Care)|
|2017.01.27||Pence addresses "March for Life" anti-abortion rally on the National Mall and pledges Trump administration's support in advancing their policies. wsj.com (See also First 100 Days, Abortion, Mike Pence, Health Care)|
|2017.02.02||Ivanka Trump seeks ways to promote women in the workforce during D.C. soiree with business leaders. politico.com (See also Ivanka Trump, Jobs, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.02.02||Trump makes White House dress policy that requires women to "dress like women" and men to wear ties. ibtimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Misogyny, Steve Bannon)|
Steve Bannon is reportedly exempt from this policy though.
|2017.02.13||Trump supports an initiative that helps women entrepreneurs and leaders in Canada and U.S. business.financialpost.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2017.02.16||Six ICE agents show up at El Paso County, Texas, courthouse and detain woman seeking a protective order against a boyfriend she accused of domestic abuse. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants, First 100 Days, Unprecedented Actions)|
|2017.03.06||Trump to Planned Parenthood: You can have federal funds if you stop abortions sandiegouniontribune.com (See also First 100 Days, Abortion, Planned Parenthood)|
President Donald Trump has offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions.
|2017.03.07||Republicans' Affordable Care Act replacement plan would defund Planned Parenthood and restrict abortion coverage. vox.com (See also Health Care, Affordable Care Act, First 100 Days, Abortion, Planned Parenthood)|
It would keep poor women on Medicaid from getting health care at Planned Parenthood, and cut off affordable abortion coverage for many privately insured women.
|2017.03.28||Trump's lawyer plans to have a sexual assault lawsuit against Trump thrown out of court by arguing the Supremacy Clause means Trump is immune from lawsuits since he is the president. resistancereport.com (See also Lawsuits, First 100 Days, Misogyny)|
|2017.04.05||Trump starts off Sexual Assault Prevention Month by defending Bill O'Reilly after he paid 5 women $13 million for agreeing not to file lawsuits or speak publicly about allegations that he sexually harassed them. vox.com (See also Misogyny, First 100 Days)|
Trump says, "I don’t think Bill did anything wrong."
|2017.23.01||Trump signs executive order reinstating the Mexico City Policy (aka Global Gag Rule) blocking foreign aid or federal funding for international nongovernmental organizations that provide or "promote" abortions. thehill.com|
- 2016.12.19 "The Future of Women Under President Trump" (The New Yorker)
"Wishful thinkers hope that Ivanka will curb her father’s worst behavior, but it’s unclear how much influence she will have. "