Elizabeth Strassner
Elizabeth is a NYC-based writer, originally from Missouri. Her work has also appeared on ABC News and in The Toast.

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Black Women Have Always Been Resisting

A new exhibition highlights how African American female artists were a driving force within the art world at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The Brooklyn Museum's We Wanted a Revolution: Blac...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Reproductive Rights Means Affordable Pregnancy Care Coverage, Too

When people think about "reproductive rights," access to abortion and contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies come to mind. However, equally important is ensuring affordable medical services for...
By Elizabeth Strassner

When Trump's Victory & ICE Raids Hang Over Your Baby Shower

In a little over 100 days, Donald Trump's presidency has left a permanent stamp on the country — not only at the national level but also on the personal lives of many Americans. Examining that impact ...
By Elizabeth Strassner

The Number Of Americans Who Want Trump Impeached Doesn’t Matter

Donald Trump's unpopularity is hardly breaking news, but the American public may be hitting its limit. According to a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll, an increasing share of Americans want Trump ...
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Don't Let "Covfefe" Distract You From the Real Trump Story

Even though the president's late-night, rage-filled tweeting is almost as ubiquitous as his MAGA hats, an exceptionally nonsensical tweet still managed to go viral Tuesday night. But what would be hum...
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How The First Latina Senator Is Putting Congress On Blast

Donald Trump's presidential victory on Nov. 8, 2016 was an upsetting night for diversity advocates. However, the night was not without its silver linings — and the the election of freshman Sen. Cather...
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Journalists SkewerJulian Assange's Wikileaks Election Boast

To say that Julian Assange is proud of himself for Wikileaks' role in exposing Hillary Clinton campaign aides' communications would be an understatement. In fact, based on what the Wikileaks founder w...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Tasteless Jokes, Internet Mobs & The Manchester Tragedy

When news broke Monday that a deadly attack hit an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, many turned to Twitter, hoping to learn more about the incident or to express feelings of love and supp...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Texas' Anti-LGBTQ Bill May Hurt Children The Most

Same-sex marriage may be the law of the land in America, but the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community is far from over. On Monday, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 3859, a bill that would ...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Gut-Wrenching Photos Of Memorials For The Manchester Victims

Tragedy struck on Monday at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England when a bomb detonated, killing an estimated 22 people and injuring dozens more, according to the latest reports. The victims...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Can Stacey Abrams Become the First African-American Woman Governor in History?

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams may become the first African-American woman to be elected governor in the history of the United States. Abrams recently announced she is forming an exploratory committee...
By Elizabeth Strassner

12 Times Republicans Slammed A President Hillary Clinton Under FBI Investigation

Under FBI Investigation. These days, those words are most commonly associated with the investigation into Donald Trump's campaign and the possible collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 electi...
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President Mike Pence Would Be Even Worse For Planned Parenthood

Although he only recently passed his 100th day in office, calls for Trump's impeachment have already started — and they're growing louder by the day. In a speech on the floor of the House of Represen...
By Elizabeth Strassner

12 Women In Politics Who Are Running For The First Time

After Donald Trump was declared the president-elect on Nov. 9, many American women felt discouraged by the election. After the country came so close to having its first female president, many wondered...
By Elizabeth Strassner

8 Reasons We Need To Support Paid Maternity Leave

Among the world's most economically advanced countries, only one fails to mandate paid maternity leave: the United States. Yes, while women in Argentina, Mongolia, and Sweden are guaranteed months of ...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Ivanka Trump's "Feminism" is Bad News

Critics didn't hold back when Ivanka Trump released a self-help book earlier this month. Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success was panned in spectacular fashion by reviewers who attacked eve...
By Elizabeth Strassner

How The AHCA Could Scare Teens From Getting The Help They Need

After the recent success of the controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, which has been both praised for revitalizing a dialogue about bullying and mental health and condemned for "glamorizing" suic...
By Elizabeth Strassner

How The AHCA Could Jeopardize Rape Survivors' Recovery

Despite the fact that the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) last week, the battle to save Obamacare is far from over on Capitol Hill. The AHCA, which aims to fulfill...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Why GOP College Women Resent How Democrats View Female Voters

For decades, Democrats have touted themselves as the best political party for American women. At least since the mid-20th Century, the party has prioritized what are often considered "women's issues" ...
By Elizabeth Strassner

I'm Donald Trump's Neighbor & His Presidency May Drive Me From My Home

Donald Trump spent nearly one-quarter of his first 100 days as president at his Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, according to a New York Times analysis of the president's travels. The amount of time Tru...
By Elizabeth Strassner

7 Pro-Choice Pols Who Have Your Back In 2017

Donald Trump's presidential victory has many advocates of women's reproductive rights worried — and rightly so. Based on the claims he made during his campaign, there's evidence that President-elect T...
By Elizabeth Strassner

4 Sexist Headlines About Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's candidacy for president raised the hopes of millions of Americans who wanted to believe that the United States was finally ready for a female president. Her campaign lifted up the st...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Who Does Obama Blame for Clinton's Loss?

In his last presidential press conference Friday, President Obama seemed to indicate that he blames the media for Hillary Clinton's election loss. The president particularly noted the way the media co...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Ivanka's Child Care Push Doesn't Deserve Snaps

As the Trump transition team plans its move into the White House, many wonder what role the president-elect's daughter, Ivanka, will play in his administration. Not only has she been one of her father...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Obama Moves to Protect Planned Parenthood Funding

In a move consistent with his previous advocacy for women's reproductive rights, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he would move to prevent states from defunding Planned Parenthood. The ...
By Elizabeth Strassner

The Anti-Trump Women And Allies Who Went On Strike

Monday was a typical dreary December day in New York City, but that didn't stop the protesters at the Women and Allies protest from turning out to demonstrate their opposition to President-elect Donal...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Fiorina Sound An Awful Lot like Trump On Russia

Like Mitt Romney before her, former presidential candidate and Donald Trump critic Carly Fiorina is not letting the president-elect's insults against her stop her from meeting with him and potentially...
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We Should Have Cared More About Russian Hacking

On Friday, The Washington Post reported that a "secret CIA assessment" determined that Russia attempted to help Donald Trump win the election. Trump, perhaps unsurprisingly, simply declared that he di...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Why "Pro-Life" Is Really "Anti-Choice"

Sadly, there's overwhelming evidence to suggest that the short-term future will be, at best, challenging for the pro-choice movement. For one, President-elect Donald Trump has taken many hostile stanc...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Hamilton Electors Illustrate Why Democrats Lost

Many of my liberal and progressive friends were celebrating on social media earlier this week when a Republican elector announced that he would be joining the so-called Hamilton Electors, a group of m...
By Elizabeth Strassner

These 2016 Images Actually Prove Love Trumps Hate

Thanks in no small part to the United States presidential election, some people are feeling pretty horrible about 2016. As we approach the new year, though, I believe we must accept the results of the...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Trump's 'Apprentice' Job Is A Conflict Catastrophe

President-elect Donald Trump's plan to handle his many business entanglements after he's sworn in as president leaves a lot to be desired. On Thursday, for example, Variety reported that Trump would r...
By Elizabeth Strassner

'TIME's Trump Profile Is Unsettlingly Familiar

Whenever anyone is named TIME's Person of the Year, as President-elect Donald Trump was Wednesday morning, that person's detractors are quick to point out that the TIME distinction is not necessarily ...
By Elizabeth Strassner

'TIME' Picking Trump Is A Stinging Election Repeat

Like People's Sexiest Man Alive, TIME's "Person of the Year" issue attempts to identify a single person who has the most significant impact in a certain area (the latter on our world, the former on ou...
By Elizabeth Strassner

From Electoral College To Inauguration Day

Donald Trump's widely unexpected presidential victory has led many Americans to become more familiar with the intricacies of the electoral process, perhaps the most familiar they've been since the day...
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Ivanka May Not Fall Far From The Donald Tree

For some reason, we Americans seem to have convinced ourselves that Donald Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, is a beacon of hope who may be able to ensure that her father will make reasonable choices a...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Faithless Electors May Not Actually Face Big Risks

Whatever Donald Trump may tell you, he lost the popular vote. In fact, he lost it by an estimated 2.5 million Americans and counting, according to the latest from the nonpartisan Cook Political Report...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Trump's New Hat Is Somehow Worse Than The OriginaL

Hey, America! Donald Trump finally released that thing we've all been waiting for! No, he still hasn't revealed his tax returns. Sorry, it's not his super-secret-not-at-all-fake-I-promise-it's-real "p...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Naked Cowboy, Meet Sen. Heitkamp

Good news! I've finally found something tackier than the all-gold elevators at Trump Tower. Tackier, even, than the gold Trump membership cards he sold during the campaign, and tackier than the $99 Ma...
By Elizabeth Strassner

Can States Stop Faithless Electors?

The 2016 United States presidential election has shed a lot of light on the strange, elaborate way this country's electoral processes work. Among these revelations is the role of the individual electo...
By Elizabeth Strassner