As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
At the Defense Department, 46 out of 52 positions confirmed or awaiting confirmation went to men
Women and men have long diverged in their views of Donald Trump.
Since Donald Trump took office, there have been a lot of fluctuations when it comes to who’s actually working in the White House. Just last week, for example, communications director Hope Hicks became the latest staffer to resign. So it might seem like an inopportune time to talk about Trump’s hiring practices, but that didn’t stop the GOP from tweeting something curious from the official party account over the weekend.
With his sharp words in recent days defending men accused of sexual harassment and spousal abuse, President Donald Trump launched another firebomb into the cultural chasm running through his presidency.
Trump has never been as popular with women as with men, but he’s alienating women more and more as president.