Category: News Tracking

#SignedByTrump Photo Series Show Donald Trump’s Sexist Comments on Women’s Bodies

Andrew Russell, Global News – December 13, 2016

Aria Watson, an 18-year-old student at Clatsop Community College, created the photos as a final project for her photography class. Titled #SignedbyTrump, the series highlights the president-elect’s notorious history of crude and sexist comments.

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‘P*ssy Grabbing’ Threats are Now a Thing in Trump’s America

Rebecca Ruiz, Mashable – December 5, 2016

In October, Donald J. Trump insisted his hot mic comments from 2005 were harmless “locker room talk.” Now that Trump’s the president-elect, however, some men have turned the implied violence of his “pussy grabbing” into a slur to publicly harass and intimidate women. 

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Kellyanne Conway Scolded a High-School Student for Asking Her About Donald Trump’s History of Sexual Assault

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 30, 2016

When Donald Trump’s history of sexual assault first became a major issue on the campaign trail, his then–campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was quick to defend him by accusing anti-Trump lawmakers of making unwanted advances on women, too. “Everybody is running around saying, ‘He’s condoning sexual assault,’” Conway said on MSNBC. “No, he’s not.” Conway hasn’t said much on the subject since, but she was forced to confront the issue again on Wednesday, when a high-school student asked her how she could “rationalize” working for Trump given his record with women.

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Conway Asked How she Justified Trump and Sexual Assault Allegations

Madeline Conway, Politico – November 30, 2016

Kellyanne Conway faced a personal question on Wednesday: How, as a woman, she rationalized managing Donald Trump’s campaign given his history of making derogatory comments about sexual assault.

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Trump’s Victory Sends a Disturbing Message About Sexual Assault

Clare Foran, The Atlantic – November 9, 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential victory threatens to intensify sexism and misogyny in American public life. Polling indicates that most Americans believed the women who came forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault. Election exit polls suggest that allegations over his treatment of women have made a majority of voters feel uncomfortable.

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A Trump Loss Could Mean Sexist Attitudes are Changing — but Not Nearly Fast Enough

Bill Cosby. Roger Ailes. And now, Donald Trump. All three men are prominent media figures who have allegedly been getting away with sexual harassment or sexual assault for decades — until now. In 2016, Cosby was charged with sexual assault, Ailes was forced to resign as the CEO of Fox News, and Trump’s presidential campaign started to implode as women started coming forward to accuse him of groping or kissing them without their consent.

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The Sexual-Assault Election

Jeannie Suk Gersen, New Yorker – November 6, 2016

In a strange triumph for feminists, the election that may give us our first female President has brought extraordinary attention to women’s sexual victimization. The election turned in Hillary Clinton’s favor, perhaps decisively, when footage emerged of Donald Trump bragging about assaulting women.

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Therapists Say this Election is Traumatizing Women

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 2, 2016

Even before the release of the 2005 Access Hollywood tape, Donald Trump’s candidacy was giving women anxiety. But after it came out — and after at least ten women came forward to accuse the Republican nominee of sexual assault — therapists across the country say the election began dredging up memories of sexual assault and harassment for their female clients.

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Hillary Clinton’s Brutal New Ad Uses Trump’s “pussy” Comments Against Him

Donald Trump’s ugly comments about women — calling them “dogs,” “fat pigs,” and so on — have been much discussed during the 2016 presidential campaign. He’s said enough sexist things that some of Hillary Clinton’s attack ads have simply replayed his own words.

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