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grabbing back: women in the age of trump

Tarana Burke, Fran Lebowitz and more

He used to run the Miss Universe beauty pageant. Now he is President of America. Join our panel of incisive commentators to look at the emboldened ways feminism is responding.

“His level of ignorance is additionally shocking, and that shock can be renewed hourly...I can assure you that neither you nor anyone I know, know someone that stupid.”

Fran Lebowitz

What happens when the pussy grabs back?

‘I think putting a wife to work is a dangerous thing,’ Trump said in a 1994 interview. Since entering office, Trump’s administration has eroded the rights of women by worsening conditions for female-dominated, low-income industries and legislating against reproductive rights. Communities of colour have similarly been targeted by proposed immigration laws, education policies, and more.

But resistance is springing up. Nasty women are uniting. Trump has inspired conversations, marches, and many, many memes. In fact, he has delivered women a new challenge: how do we respond to the new world order? 

 

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Fran Lebowitz
Fran Lebowitz's ideal literary dinner party is one that nobody is invited to. Hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview, she is the author of the bestselling essay collections, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies.
Tarana Burke
Tarana Burke founded the #MeToo movement and has been a campaigner for social justice for over 25 years.

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