Our Take: Election 2016
Watching Donald Trump become president-elect fills us with horror. But this is not the time to turn inward. This is the time when we have to turn out. We have to be here for each other. We have to show up. Donald Trump built his campaign on isolationism. On fear of each other. On driving a wedge between people. Our greatest power comes from resisting that, from reaching out to support each other. We will stay angry, but we will also love harder. Our only choice for survival, for progress, and for equality is to live our truths as fiercely as possible, and hold each other accountable. Bitch is here to support and amplify those intersectional truths.
In the face of institutionally-sanctioned bigotry, we are here to declare one thing: Bitch is here, and we aren’t going anywhere. Our work to provide and encourage a feminist response to pop culture and the mainstream media continues. Our community will endure. And we will stay and fight.
We hope that you will find the readings, actions, and resources we’ve selected helpful and resonant. We are here for our community. Please tell us what you need.
This is what white supremacy looks like. [The Nation]
What does President Trump mean for feminists? [The Washington Post]
Students are staging mass walkouts all over the country. [Fusion]
President Trump is a disaster for transgender people. [Fusion]
Read this amazing statement of resistance that Latinx leaders in California wrote after Trump’s win. [Fusion]
Here is what President Trump wants to do in his first 100 days. [NPR]
Women of color notched historic wins in this election. [Rewire]
What you can do so far
Learn how bystanders can fight back against harassment.
Don’t just grieve for immigrants—fight for immigrants.
Check in on your friends and family.
Watch Samantha Bee pointing out how Trump won.
We read articles from Bitch magazine live all day over on our Facebook yesterday, if you want a place to hear feminist voices and feel connected.
Pledge to support women of color leaders.
Take care of yourself. Here are some self-care tips.
Consider giving to a group on this list of pro-women, pro-immigrant, pro-Earth, anti-bigotry organizations that need your support.
What should Bitch do?
We are here for our community. If there’s anything you want to know more about, let us know.