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.
|1985||Businesswoman Jessica Leeds claims Trump sexually assaulted her. heavy.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.
|1997.02.05||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)|
|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)|
|2005.12||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.
|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)|
|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)|
|2017.01.19||Trump plans to eliminate 25 violence against women grant programs as way to cut spending. mic.com (See also Budget)|
|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."
|2017.06.29||Donald Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC's “Morning Joe” in two vicious tweets, calling Mika Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy” and claiming that she had a facelift late last year. washingtonpost.com (See also Attempts to Discredit Media, Unpresidential Behavior, Misogyny)|
|2017.06.29||Six teenage Afghan female inventors have been rejected by the US for a one-week travel visa to escort their robot to the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge – an international robotics competition happening in Washington DC in mid-July. forbes.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban, Foreign Policy)|
|2017.06.29||The Trump administration has appointed an activist who led a campaign to restrict bathroom access for transgender students to the office of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in the US Agency for International Development. buzzfeed.com (See also LGBTQIA, False Statements)|
|2017.07.05||The pay gap between male and female White House staffers has more than tripled in the first year of the Trump administration. washingtonpost.com (See also Misogyny)|
The median female White House employee is drawing a salary of $72,650 in 2017, compared to the median male salary of $115,000, or 63 cents on the dollar.
|2017.07.20||The Senate on Thursday confirmed Kentucky lawyer John Bush to a lifetime federal appeals court seat, despite his political blogging where he wrote that the “two greatest tragedies in our country” were slavery and abortion. buzzfeed.com (See also Legal Issues, Supreme Court)|
|2017.08.11||The Trump administration has abruptly cut short grant programs aimed at ending teen pregnancy, as an office within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified 81 institutions across the U.S. that the five-year grants they were awarded would end two years sooner than planned. thehill.com (See also Department of Health and Human Services)|
|2017.08.29||The White House on Tuesday said it will halt a planned Obama-era rule that would have required businesses to begin collecting data about how much they pay workers of different genders, races and ethnic groups, in order to address pay disparity, saying it posed a burden to employers. wsj.com (See also Department of Labor, Misogyny)|
|2017.09.07||Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that her administration would rewrite rules regarding policing campus sexual assault in an effort to protect both the victims and the accused. nytimes.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Department of Education)|
|2017.10.03||The House passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), which would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison or both. thehill.com (See also Health Care)|
|2017.10.06||The Trump administration issued a rule that sharply limits the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean many American women would no longer have access to birth control free of charge. washingtonpost.com (See also Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care)|
The new regulation, issued by the Health and Human Services Department, allows a much broader group of employers and insurers to exempt themselves from covering contraceptives such as birth control pills on religious or moral grounds.
|2017.10.15||A woman who said Donald Trump groped her has subpoenaed his campaign for documents about “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.” buzzfeed.com (See also Legal Issues)|
- 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. "