As Women's History Month draws to a close, it's difficult to feel like much was celebrated, or worth celebrating, this year. The nation's leaders spent a large chunk of the month figuring out how to take away even more basic rights from American women, so March didn't ring with the feminist spirit that it has in the past. In particular, Donald Trump and his executive branch found evermore surprising ways to denigrate both the past and present legacy of women in society. Here are 17 ways the White House mocked Women's History Month, even if they weren't intentional.
Trump's track record on women started off bad in the early days of his campaign and only proceeded to get worse. Between the Access Hollywood tape, his male-dominated cabinet, and his various anti-feminist regulations in office, it's almost like he isn't even trying to fight the perception that he's sexist anymore. His staff isn't helping much, either — Press Secretary Sean Spicer's gotten himself in some sticky situations trying to spin the administration's commitment to feminism this month, mostly because nobody in the whole country is buying it. Trump may never have been able to redeem himself after the horrendously sexist statements he made during the campaign, but these 17 examples of anti-feminism in the last month show that he isn't trying to, either.