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.
|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)|
|2017.07.20||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)|
|2017.10.18||A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented teenager in its custody to have an abortion, after saying she was “astounded” the Trump administration was trying to prevent the procedure. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants, Legal Issues, Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice)|
|2017.10.27||Donald Trump said publicly that all of the 16 women who have claimed that he sexually harassed them are lying, and this is "fake news," but there are corroborators. washingtonpost.com (See also False Statements, Assaults on Facts)|
|2017.11.21||Donald Trump broke with leading Republicans on Tuesday and voiced support for Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenagers and has seen his campaign’s prospects imperiled. nytimes.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2017.11.22||The complete list of Donald Trump and accusations of sexual misconduct. washingtonpost.com (See also Misogyny, Fact-Checking Resources)|
|2017.11.25||Donald Trump now says that it wasn't him on the Access Hollywood Tape where he boasted about sexually assaulting women. nymag.com (See also False Statements, Assaults on Facts, Misogyny)|
Narrator: It was.
|2017.11.29||In a previously unreported comment to the now-defunct Maximum Golf magazine, Donald Trump singled out a “young socialite” at his club at Mar-a-Lago by telling a reporter, “there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy.” thedailybeast.com (See also Misogyny, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.03||Despite apologizing over a year ago for bathroom talk, and Trump now saying that he didn't think it was his voice on the tape, Billy Bush clearly affirmed, "he said it. 'grab 'em by the pussy.'" nytimes.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Misogyny, False Statements)|
|2017.12.05||Donald Trump's lawyers argued Tuesday that he's too busy to participate in a defamation lawsuit filed against him in New York state court — but the lawyer for the woman suing him confirmed that she could interview him around his golf outings while he's at Mar-a-Lago. buzzfeed.com (See also Misogyny, Legal Issues)|
|2017.12.10||As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for Congress in 2018, which would be the most women House candidates ever. axios.com (See also Misogyny, Trump Effect)|
|2017.12.10||Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard." nytimes.com (See also Misogyny, Legal Issues, Nikki Haley, United Nations)|
|2017.12.10||Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that Donald Trump should consider resigning, after a run of sexual-harassment scandals has driven out some members of Congress. washingtonpost.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2017.12.11||More than 50 female Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives called on Monday for a congressional investigation into allegations by various women of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump. reuters.com (See also Misogyny, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.11||Three of 16 women who have publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct spoke out together during a joint press conference hosted in New York City, calling for action from Congress amid the growing #MeToo movement. axios.com (See also Misogyny)|
|2017.12.12||After Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called on Trump to resign over sexual harassment allegations, Trump attacked her in an early-morning Twitter missive filled with inappropriate sexual innuendo. washingtonpost.com (See also Misogyny, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.12||Donald Trump made three provably false statements in a single tweet. cnn.com (See also Assaults on Facts, False Statements, Russia, Legal Issues, Misogyny, Fact-Checking Resources)|
|2017.12.15||A federal court issued a preliminary injunction on Friday blocking a Trump administration rule on insurance coverage of contraceptives for women, saying the rule contradicts the text of the Affordable Care Act by allowing employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage if they have religious or moral objections. nytimes.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Health Care, 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. "