Category: News Tracking

Men’s-Rights Activists Are Finding a New Home With the Alt-Right

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – December 14, 2016

Back in May, while addressing a crowd of supporters in Spokane, Washington, Donald Trump took time to lament the current state of gender relations. “All of the men, we’re petrified to speak to women anymore,” he said. “We may raise our voice — you know what, the women get it better than we do, folks, they get it better than we do.”

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The Alt-Right Isn’t Only About White Supremacy. It’s About White Male Supremacy.

Danielle Paquette, Washington Post – November 25, 2016

At the Republican National Convention in July, Stephen Bannon praised his former website to a reporter, declaring: “We’re the platform for the alt-right.” But on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump told the New York Times that Bannon, his pick for chief White House strategist, isn’t part of that white supremacy movement.

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Donald Trump and the Republican Women Who Spurned Him Face Challenges

Ledyard King, USA Today – November 11, 2016

Shortly after the release last month of a 2005 Access Hollywood video of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women, Virginia GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock told voters she couldn’t support her party’s nominee and urged him to drop out of the race. Her public rebuke of Trump might have helped her win re-election Tuesday to her moderate suburban Washington district. But now she’ll have to navigate her relationship with President-elect Trump following a campaign that some analysts say was a step back for the feminist movement in politics.

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Donald Trump is a Symptom — Not the Disease: The GOP’s Problem with Women

Though there is a chance Donald Trump could win, it appears women will be the firewall keeping him from the Oval Office. As a conservative activist who has spent years trying to reconcile women’s rights and right-leaning policies, I am appalled by how Trump has destroyed the GOP’s social capital with women.

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Hostility Toward Women is One of the Strongest Predictors of Trump Support

Libby Nelson, Vox – November 1, 2016

Since the start of the Republican primaries, hundreds of thousands of words and hours of television airtime have been devoted to one question: What do Donald Trump’s supporters want? The 42 percent of Americans supporting Trump have been studied and caricatured and psychoanalyzed.

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Kellyanne Conway Compared Republican Politics to a ‘Bachelor Party’

Lena Grossman, Motto – October 25, 2016
Being Donald Trump’s campaign manager is no easy feat. Just ask Kellyanne Conway, who is the third person to attempt this position in the GOP’s presidential run. Conway, who juggles being a mother of four, the election, and damage control, opened up in a recent interview with CNN about her experience not only as Trump’s right hand, but also as a powerful woman in the Republican party.

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The Divide Over America’s Future: 1950 or 2050?

Betsy Cooper, Ph.D., Daniel Cox, Ph.D., Rachel Lienesch, Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., PRRI – October 25, 2016
Pessimism about the direction of the country is considerably higher today (74%) than it was at this time during the 2012 presidential race, when 57% of the public said the country was off on the wrong track.

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Why is Anyone Sticking with Trump? His ‘Alpha Male’ Appeal.

Melissa Deckman, Washington Post – October 14, 2016

Political fallout from last Friday’s leaked “Access Hollywood” footage, which features Donald Trump bragging about his ability to sexually assault women thanks to his fame, has been swift. In the days following the tape’s release, more than 60 elected Republican officials have stated they will no longer vote for the GOP presidential nominee, though a few of these lawmakers later recanted.

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Female Democrats Say Down-Ballot Republicans are Taking Cues from Donald Trump with Sexist Ads

Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post – October 13, 2016

Female staffers at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee are going after House GOP candidates for following in Donald Trump’s footsteps and airing sexist ads against Democratic women running for office. Some Republicans in down-ballot races are airing “sexist attacks that use fat-shaming and name-calling in transparently gendered attempts to tarnish a highly qualified female Democratic candidate,” write Meredith Kelly, Stephanie Nielsen, Christie Stephenson, Barb Solish and Sacha Haworth ― the women in the DCCC’s communications shop ― in a new memo shared with The Huffington Post on Thursday.

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