inauguration

More Evidence That The White House Allegedly Lied

In the two months since President Trump was sworn in, rumors have swirled around the inauguration — about the crowd size, whether or not it was raining during the president's address, and so on. Thanks to some perfectly timed aerial shots, we know th…
By Melissa Cruz

Sanders Mocks Trump's Small Inauguration Crowd

Who says Bernie Sanders can't dish it out on social media? The Vermont senator did just that on Saturday, shooting off a quick barb directly into the soft underbelly of President Donald Trump's notoriously consequential ego. Namely, Sanders taunted T…
By Chris Tognotti

Don't Blame WOC For "Dividing" The Movement

Dozens of amazing photos came out of the Women’s March on Washington. But my favorite showed activist Angela Peoples nonchalantly sucking on a lollipop while holding a sign that read, “Don’t Forget: White Women Voted for Trump.” Fifty-one percent of …
By Char Adams

4 Vital Tips For Feminist Artists Under Trump

Thriving as a feminist artist — or any kind of artist — in the U.S. is far from easy. On top of a lack of affordable healthcare (which is being dismantled by the Trump administration as we speak) and programs to cultivate and fund creative works (whi…
By Kristen Sollee

How Did Inauguration Backlash Affect Performers?

As you probably already know, President Donald Trump's inauguration came with quite a bit of controversy — to say the least. As far as securing entertainment goes, Trump's committee seemed to have more than a hard time locking down performers for the…
By Nina Bradley

'Scandal' Season 6 Isn't Related To Our Election

When things get especially bizarre, it can be tough to tell whether life is imitating art or art is imitating life or some weird combination in between. The Season 6 premiere of Scandal was no exception. But, before you get too carried away imagining…
By Alexis Rhiannon

George Orwell's '1984' Surges In Popularity

On Sunday's edition of Meet the Press, Donald Trump's adviser, Kellyanne Conway, told host Chuck Todd that Press Secretary Sean Spicer didn't lie, but used "alternative facts" when he said Trump drew "the largest audience ever to witness an inaugurat…
By Kristian Wilson

Marching With My Mom Taught Me A Valuable Lesson

When it comes to feminism, the differences between my mother and I have always been about the intersectional. We've watched republicans debate abortion rights in mutual disgust, and shared the sick feeling in our stomachs when President Donald Trump …
By Rachel Leiter

Don't Thank Me For Marching Because I'm Disabled

This past weekend, I joined millions of women and men around the globe at the Women’s March. As a wheelchair user, I rolled in support of disability rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, Muslim rights, and racial justice. I rolled t…
By Robyn Powell

We Need To Stop Talking About Trump's "Tiny Hands"

Pictures from the Women's Marches on January 21 show a movement declaring that the future is female in the face of President Donald Trump's misogyny. Like at any protest, much of the message was made through signs, quite a number of which played on w…
By Veronica Langtry Cassidy

Why You Should Keep Wearing Your Pussy Hat!

Held the day after what was, perhaps, a disheartening inauguration for the majority of Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump, the Women's March on Washington and its many sister marches were awe-inspiring for many reasons. Turnout was far highe…
By Elizabeth Strassner

How I'm Teaching My Jewish Daughters About Trump

The sky was still dark when I woke up the children. I had them put on layers, comfortable shoes, and of course, pussy hats. We piled into the car and drove an hour into the city, where they marched for hours. My two 7-year-olds and my 4-year-old, all…
By Lea Grover

What the Women's March Made Me Realize

It didn’t occur to me in the moment. I was on the steps of the Capitol in St. Paul. My toes were cold, and my back hurt from carrying a bag full of snacks. I had donned a “My Vagina is Tough and Dangerous” shirt, and because it’s Minnesota in January…
By Katherine Pierpont

How Trump's Presidency Is Affecting My Family

To say this election has divided my family would be putting it much too politely. My parents are convinced that President Donald Trump is going to "drain the swamp," but I think they just helped elect the Creature from the Orange Lagoon. My mom can't…
By Ray Gallagher

The 16 Best Signs I Saw At The Women's March

Against all rules of logic, fairness, and self-tanner, Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. While this new regime makes me want to hide in a basement with four years worth of Klonopin and Le Croix, that's just not a rea…
By Rose Surnow

The March Is Over, But The Fight Is Just Beginning

Activism is a bit like writing. People conceive of it as constantly glamorous, but in reality it's a long, hard, often invisible slog of small victories, deep failures, and sweating effort, with occasional huge highs to show for it. The Women's March…
By JR Thorpe

Lena Dunham's Inauguration Post Is Relatable AF

Some pictures are worth a thousand fetal positions, and one of those photos happens to be a screengrab of an Instagram story by Jenni Konner. After Friday's inauguration, Konner posted a video of fellow Girls showrunner Lena Dunham reacting to Donald…
By Kristie Rohwedder

7 Easy Last-Minute Women's March Sign Ideas

The time has come to march. Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, people all over the country — and all over the world — are marching to make sure their voices are heard. If you've made the last-minute de…
By Chrissa Hardy

11 Things We're All Facing In These First 100 Days

Now that Donald Trump has been inaugurated as our 45th (male) president, many Americans are already starting to panic. It's standard practice for presidential candidates to promise to accomplish certain things in their first 100 days, but the measure…
By Elizabeth Strassner

6 Reasons People Are Joining The Women's March

On Jan. 21, around 200,000 people are expected to descend on the nation's capital for the Women’s March on Washington, with thousands more participating in sister marches across the country, and the world. There are many reasons why people are marchi…
By Sneha Antony