I am an angry woman. And I am not alone.
For me, the current cycle of anger started with the women’s U.S. Open final last month. Instead of getting to marvel at the prowess and majesty on display, millions of us witnessed sexism on one of the world’s largest stages when Serena Williams was penalized for speaking tersely to the chair umpire.
Barely a month after CNN reported that President Donald Trump’s initially “respectful” treatment of a sexual assault accuser left his aides “quietly stunned,” the president’s final two speeches before Tuesday’s midterm elections attacked the women who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
On Thursday night, just hours after giving what amounted to a campaign speech on immigration in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, President Donald Trump jetted to Missouri to rally support for Republican Josh Hawley’s challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
At Kamala Harris’ first stop in Iowa this week, a woman edged her way through the crowd to meet the California senator.
Lindsay Simpson, a 33-year-old English teacher, told Harris she was a victim of sexual abuse. Simpson’s eyes brimmed with tears as she told Harris, who took both of Simpson’s hands in her own, that she felt the California senator had spoken for all the women who have experienced sexual assault when she questioned the then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the psychology professor who accused Kavanaugh of assault when they were in high school. Kavanaugh denied the allegations.
Not much has changed for women in the workplace, despite the rise of the Me Too movement, according to a new study by LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company. It looked at nearly 300 companies, surveyed more than 64,000 employees and concluded that women still face sexual harassment at work.
In front of thousands of supporters packed into in the Houston Toyota Center, President Donald Trump talked up his one-time rival Ted Cruz and starkly laid out his version of the choice voters face in the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Trump boiled it down to a slogan short enough to fit on a single Teleprompter screen: “Republicans produce jobs, Democrats produce mobs.”
Call it the Trump defense.
When Bruce Michael Alexander was arrested on suspicion of groping a woman on an airplane, he reportedly told FBI agents that President Donald Trump “says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts.”
Republican Rep. Jason Lewis once mocked women who were traumatized by unwanted sexual advances, including those inappropriately kissed or who had their thighs touched, a CNN KFile review of his former radio show reveals.
President Donald Trump for the first time directly mocked Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by casting doubt on her testimony during a campaign rally.
Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court by an unpopular president who won 3 million fewer votes than the runner-up. He was confirmed by a Senate majority that represents a minority of the country. He was confirmed despite most Americans telling pollster after pollster they did not want him seated on the Supreme Court.