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THE LATEST ON DONALD TRUMP’S AFFAIRS: KAREN MCDOUGAL FILES LAWSUIT

In his book "The Art of the Comeback," Donald Trump declares, "There’s nothing I love more than women, but they’re really a lot different than portrayed. They are far worse than men, far more aggressive, and boy, can they be smart." Considering his countless demeaning statements on women (another one being, "I have seen women…

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DEMOCRATS WEAR BLACK TO SUPPORT TIME’S UP AT TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION

On the evening of January 30th, 2018, Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address at the United States Capitol. His speech, which emphasized an "America First" mindset and attempted to unite Democrats and Republicans with this rhetoric, was met with boisterous applause from the right and silence from the left. The starkest…

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HAS ENDED, BUT CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS MAY REMAIN AFFECTED

Donald Trump's government shutdown began at midnight on January 20th, 2018 after Congress failed to agree on legislation to appropriate funding to government operations and agencies. The last shutdown occurred in October 2013 during the Obama administration and lasted 16 days. After a three-day standoff, Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to pass a spending bill…

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THE LATEST ON MICHAEL WOLFF’S TRUMP EXPOSÉ ‘FIRE AND FURY’

On January 5th, Henry Holt and Company released "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," a book by journalist Michael Wolff chronicling Donald Trump's 2016 campaign as well as the President's behavior. The exposé uses interviews and conversations, held over the course of 18 months with White House senior staff members as well as…

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“ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE” EXHIBIT TO OPEN JANUARY 16TH AT THE UNTITLED SPACE

ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE A Group Show Curated by Indira Cesarine A portion of proceeds to benefit ACLU Foundation Opening Reception January 16, 6pm – 9pm ON VIEW: January 17 –  February 4, 2018 THE UNTITLED SPACE 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W NYC 10013 This January, The Untitled Space gallery is pleased to present ONE…

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ONE YEAR OF TRUMP: HIS DESTRUCTIVE POLICIES THUS FAR

With the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration fast approaching, we've taken stock of the destructive, discriminatory stances America's current administration has taken—and how Trump's legislation affects everyday citizens. TRANSGENDER MILITARY BAN In June 2016, Obama annulled the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security’s ban that barred openly transgender individuals from…

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LAUREN GREENFIELD: GENERATION WEALTH @ THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Lauren Greenfield, "Generation Wealth" The International Center for Photography, NYC September 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018 Documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth is a socioculturally pertinent retrospective currently on view at The International Center for Photography. The exhibit features roughly 200 photographs, interviews, and documentary films chronicling the impossible pursuit of wealth, beauty,…

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS EXPOSE HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S ABUSE OF POWER

With the recent publication of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's New York Times exposé on movie executive Harvey Weinstein's decades-long history of alleged sexual assault, discussions concerning the abuse of women in the entertainment industry are dominating the media. Kantor and Twohey reported that, from 1990 to 2015, eight settlements against Weinstein concerning unwanted physical contact…

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HILLARY CLINTON CALLS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S USE OF PRIVATE EMAILS HYPOCRITICAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=1jvUE1wdCB4 President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked his political rival, Hillary Clinton, for her use of a private email server while she served as Secretary of State during the 2016 campaign. But since taking the oath of office in January, at least six members of Trump’s administration are reported to have used private email accounts for…

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TRUMP’S NEPOTISM AND HOW ITS NOTHING NEW

The Trump children have been working in the White House for their father, which has caused questions to the legality of the matter. Although it is nepotism, it is not illegal in this case. So what is the catch? They are not being paid. Even so, nepotism is nothing new to the White House. Presidential…

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HOW SEXISM IN THE MEDIA EFFECTS WOMEN’S CAMPAIGNS

Statistics show that women comprise about 25% of the United States of America's state legislators. Some might wonder why. One answer is sexism in the media. A study by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Bay Consulting shows that sexism in media coverage of campaigns does not encourage women to run for office and lowers a…

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IS IVANKA TRUMP A FAKE FEMINIST?

Last week, Us Weekly released an issue on June 7th with a cover story of Ivanka Trump and the headline “Why I Disagree with My Dad”, which is one of the many ways she has positioned herself to the media. Numerous headlines and social media posts have indicated people want Ivanka to persuade her father…

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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS UNDER TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY

Women have been protesting in the streets with signs that say, “My body, my choice,” “Women’s rights are human rights,” “I am a woman not a womb” and “Want fewer abortions? Support Planned Parenthood.” More women are growing concerned about their reproductive rights since Donald J. Trump was elected president in November. Planned Parenthood reported…

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THIS EARTH DAY – JOIN THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE!

For years, science has floated in a place somewhere above politics but since Trump's presidential victory, gravity has come crashing down and scientists have become faced with a major threat to well…science. Since winning the election, Trump has severely crippled the Environmental Protection Agency, cut coal regulations, pushed forward the Dakota Access Pipeline and made it…

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HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

“As a person, I’m O.K., as an American, I’m pretty worried.” -Hillary Clinton Understandably, Hillary Clinton has laid low since her heartbreaking presidential defeat in November. While many of us wish she had won, her absence from the public eye does seem to have lent her a previously unheard frankness. The former Secretary of State…

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RESISTANCE ROUNDUP – THIS WEEK’S MOST CREATIVE ACTS OF PROTEST

Every day Donald Trump does something else that is worth protesting. The past week was no exception to the rule - big names came out for a rally against Trump’s proposed cuts to arts funding, female artists channeled the Guerrilla Girls with creative acts of resistance and LGBTQ activists danced the night away in front…

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EQUAL PAY DAY PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE – APRIL 4

Equal Pay Day is today, April 4th! It was started in 1996 by the National Committee on Pay Equity to draw attention to the gap between men and women’s wages. Equal Pay Day is always held in April to represent how far into the year women have to work to make what men made in…

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NO ROOM FOR THE ARTS IN TRUMP’S ‘AMERICA FIRST’ BUDGET

In a move that is heartbreaking to many and shocking to none, the Trump administration has proposed detrimental budget cuts (in some cases total elimination) of federally funded arts and humanities foundations. On March 16th, “America First” - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again" was released and it includes plans to end the National Endowment…

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TRUMP DAMAGES EPA AS SESSIONS COMES UNDER FIRE FOR RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bVmtHWVH_0 If the past days have been any indication, the phrase “March Madness” is about to take on a political meaning. Since taking office, Donald Trump has acted on his election promise to severely limit the Environmental Protection Agency. On the campaign trail he stated “We are going to get rid of it in almost…

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WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD WILL STRIKE ON MARCH 8TH

On January 21st millions of people came together for the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the globe. Determined not to lose momentum, the organizers of the Women’s March have been using social media to announce an upcoming general strike, A Day Without a Woman, when "women and our allies will act together for…

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