Category: News Tracking

Mike Pence’s New Neighborhood Gets Plastered With ‘Trust Women’ Signs

Emma Gray, Huffington Post – December 27, 2016

Vice President-elect Mike Pence recently rented a home in DC’s Chevy Chase neighborhood. Soon after he moved in, residents of the area began hanging rainbow flags in his neighborhood in solidarity with the LGBGTQ community. (Pence has a notable history of supporting legislation that results in LGBTQ discrimination.) Now the neighborhood has embraced another symbol of quiet resistance by putting up “This neighborhood trusts women” signs, supplied by reproductive rights organization, NARAL Pro-Choice America.

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Transition Team’s Request on Gender Equality Rattles State Dept.

Mark Landler, New York Times – December 22, 2016

President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition team asked the State Department this week to submit details of programs and jobs aimed at promoting gender equality, rattling State Department employees concerned that the incoming administration will roll back a cornerstone project of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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‘Your Uteruses Will be Fine’: Hannity on the ‘Collective Freakout’ over Trump’s Win

Fox News – December 9, 2016

In his opening monologue on Thursday’s edition of “Hannity,” Sean said that the left-wing reaction to Trump’s victory “is now reaching mind-numbing levels.” The host cited stories of Washington D.C. women cutting and dyeing their hair “because they want to feel empowered in order to oppose president-elect Trump.” Hannity also noted that a public relations firm founded by CNN “radical” pundit Van Jones is “working with Republican Electoral College electors who plan on voting against Donald Trump on Dec. 19.”

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The Gender Wage Gap in the US Could Get Worse Under Donald Trump

Jenny Kutner, Mic – December 9, 2016

On average, women in the American workforce are paid 83 cents for every dollar a man makes. Many people in the United States don’t think this should be the case. Rather, most people have said they support equal pay — includingPresident-elect Donald Trump and some of his compatriots in the Republican Party.

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Is Donald Trump’s Cabinet Anti-Woman?

Susan Chira, New York Times – December 7, 2016

Donald J. Trump’s campaign was dogged by accusations of misogyny. Now his cabinet is shaping up to be one of the most hostile in recent memory to issues affecting women, advocacy groups for women say. Tax credits for child care and the prospect of paid maternity leave are exceptions to a host of positions that could result in new restrictions on abortion and less access to contraception, limits on health care that disproportionately affect women and minorities and curbs on funding for domestic violence, as well as slowing the momentum toward raising the minimum wage or making progress on equal pay.

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Donald Trump, When Asked About Women’s Issues by Nancy Pelosi, Handed the Phone to Ivanka

Rachael Ravesz, Independent – December 4, 2016

Donald Trump has appointed his unofficial spokesman for women’s issues and gender equality – his oldest daughter. Ivanka Trump, 35, was handed the phone last week when minority leader of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi phoned her father and requested to talk about his policies affecting women.

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Thousands of Women Are Planning to March on D.C. When Trump Takes Office

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 11, 2016

On Tuesday night, women who had supported Hillary Clinton watched in horror as Donald Trump earned enough electoral votes to be named president-elect of the United States. “Trump’s win felt like a personal attack,” Colette Sartor told the Cut. “I honestly thought … all the sexual harassment he’s so casually committed would matter.” Now, just a few days after the election, women across the country are coming together to organize a Women’s March on Washington the weekend Trump is sworn in as president.

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Hillary Clinton’s Closing Argument: Donald Trump is a Threat to Women and Girls

Emily Cahn, Policy Mic – November 1, 2016

With a week to go until Election Day, Hillary Clinton will lay out her closing argument Tuesday in South Florida, depicting Donald Trump as a threat to women and girls.

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