Activists on Tuesday night proclaimed that President “Donald Trump harassed or assaulted twenty women” in an illuminated message projected on Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel in advance of his State of the Union address.
Watching last night’s State of the Union address it would be easy to think that the state of women in the United States is weak. Looking at President Donald Trump flanked by white men on each side and at his cabinet seated in the first row, hearing little acknowledgement of women’s rights and power, it would be easy to forget that there is a movement building its momentum all across the U.S. right now that will bring with it drastic change: women are fighting back.
President Donald Trump spent much of his State of the Union address bragging about the United States economy and the stock market. He should really be thanking Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Instead, he’s replacing her.
President Donald Trump said many words during his hour and 20 minute long State of the Union address Tuesday evening, but he did not mention women once.
Three weekends ago, Tarana Burke, Ai-Jen Poo and Mónica Ramirezaccompanied some of Hollywood’s most famous to the Golden Globes. Today, they are capitalizing on that moment with a small-screen event of their own dubbed the “State of Our Union.” Organizers say the protest offers counter-programming to President Trump’s State of the Union address.