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||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.
|1997.02.05||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)|
|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.
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
- 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. "