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What Will Change for Women Under President Donald Trump - How the Election May Affect Women's Rights. Well—it happened.

What Will Change for Women Under President Donald Trump - How the Election May Affect Women's Rights

Donald Trump is our next president. Now that the votes have been tallied, the concession speech delivered, and the tears have been cried (#truth), it's time to think about what a Trump presidency will look like for us nasty women. Here are all the changes Donald Trump's administration could enact that may affect women's rights. 1. Social class and its terrible impacts. The women fighting back against unequal pay. Normally when we think of unequal pay it is in relation to a man and woman doing the same job for a different wage.

The women fighting back against unequal pay

But it can also be about how we value the work women traditionally do. Care workers, cashiers, and cleaners are often among some of the lowest paid people in the country. When I left school, I started working full time in a residential home for the elderly. I was 16 and didn't expect to get paid very much, but I was struck by the fact that women who had worked there for years were only paid a few pence an hour more than I was. These are the women who care for your parents and grandparents in their final years, who cook for them, wash and dress them, and hold their hand when they are confused or upset.

Yes, Pantsuit Feminism Is Real Feminism. Photo Credit: © Jenny Warburg On November 8, if America doesn’t make history by electing its first former beauty-pageant owner and reality-show star as president, it will do so by electing the first woman to occupy the Oval Office.

Yes, Pantsuit Feminism Is Real Feminism

A woman in a suit; a suit that has pants. Much is made of Hillary Clinton’s sartorial choice of the matching jacket and slacks as her signature look. Trump Is Proof: Feminism Isn’t Free. Millennial women have grown up taking the fruits of feminism for granted—and Trump’s presidential win is the harshest wake-up call possible.

Trump Is Proof: Feminism Isn’t Free

College-educated millennial women grew up taking certain fruits of previous waves of feminism for granted. We had the right to choose. We could confidently pursue equal pay, we could enjoy respect in fields that were traditionally male. We could opt to live independently without being labeled spinsters, we could express our sexuality freely. To Have and Have Not: Inequality Hits Luxury. LONDON, United Kingdom — In a small Central American country, a little-known law firm found itself at the centre of history’s biggest data leak earlier this year.

To Have and Have Not: Inequality Hits Luxury

The Panama Papers exposed the secretive off-shore holdings of some of the world’s wealthiest people, laying them bare for all to see. The fallout has implicated 12 national leaders, forced one to resign and beckoned millions more into a debate on the gap between the world’s “haves” and “have nots.” North of Panama, inequality has become one of the defining issues of a presidential election in the world’s largest consumer market. US voters, increasingly aware of the growing concentration of wealth among the country’s so-called “one percent” have rallied around candidates on both ends of the political spectrum who pledge to restore the American Dream: that equality of opportunity is available to all.

Black Mirror's horrific people-rating app is now a reality. Netflix Are you a 4.8 or a 4.2?

Black Mirror's horrific people-rating app is now a reality

Rate Me, the horrific but entirely believable popularity app featured in Black Mirror, is now real. Sort of. The crisis of masculinity in contemporary cinema. At the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari's Le Chevalier took home the prize for best feature.

the crisis of masculinity in contemporary cinema

The film sees six men, on a boat, competing for the arbitrary title of "The Best in General. " Their comparative and futile assessments range from "who can assemble this piece of furniture the fastest," to "who can cum the quickest"; tasks they furiously rank each other on to determine who is the best "man" among them. If you're thinking -- "no, not another film about straight white men acting like morons" -- you'd be mistaken; the film is in fact a searing satire of failing masculinity. Tsangari subverts cinema's traditional "male gaze" with a female led vision of male idiocies.

And whilst on the surface the film is acerbic and zany, it is sub-textually framed by the context of tremendous economic depression in Greece, a country suffering £320 billion in debt and a 24% unemployment rate.