The hard-won gains of generations of suffragists and feminists are eroding in the midst of the pandemic, and at stake in this year’s election.
Alexis Grenell is a political strategist and writes about gender and power. Her work has appeared in the Daily News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, New York Post, and El Diario.
The prosecutor who says in 2020 that “rape is rape and sexual assault is sexual assault,” signed a memo on behalf of NY's DAs in 2013 opposing a bill that would’ve made that so.
Federal law still allows women to be charged more for the same services. And when those women are on the left, they get smeared as hypocrites for paying what the market demands.
On stage, Mayor Pete avoided direct confrontation. Off stage, the millennial mayor keeps saying Warren lacks the humility a president needs.
I’m still not over it, and neither is the electorate.
Women are winning by training harder and better than the men they’re up against.
If you’re a man talking about ‘not me, but us,’ it’s time to step back and let us do our thing.
Her challenge is to balance the very brave things she’s done with the compromises she’s made along the way.
Behind the scenes, the counselor to the president says demography is war, and to the breeders go the spoils.