PODCAST: A Donald Trump presidency still feels unreal, but here we are – so what’s next?

sarah slamen
Sarah Slamen

On November 8th, American voters elected, not the first female president of the United States — an exceedingly qualified, tough, smart woman named Hillary Rodham Clinton — but a sociopathic reality TV star whose racism, misogyny, and stubborn ignorance made his run seem like little more than a bad joke… Until it was too late.

With many of us still reeling at this new reality in the U.S., we’re wondering how this happened and what to do next.

In this episode, I speak with Sarah Slamen, a political consultant and women’s rights activist based out of Houston, Texas. Sarah worked for Bernie Sanders and cast a vote on Tuesday for Hillary Clinton.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy

Founder & Editor

Meghan Murphy is a freelance writer and journalist. She has been podcasting and writing about feminism since 2010 and has published work in numerous national and international publications, including New Statesman, Vice, Al Jazeera, The Globe and Mail, I-D, Truthdig, and more. Meghan completed a Masters degree in the department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2012 and lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her dog.

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  • Meghan Murphy

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  • Meghan Murphy

    Thank you for reading and for your contributions, here!

  • Tired feminist

    Are you on drugs?

    • Dear Prudence

      No I’m not on drugs. White men are blaming Trump’s victory on “identity” politics including your male savior Bernie Sanders. They harassed women and black people the entire primary. Do you have progressive amnesia?
      Why don’t you read this black feminist’s ideas on the matter? https://twitter.com/AngryBlackLady

      • Tired feminist

        Our male savior?
        Yeah you’re definitely on drugs…

    • Dear Prudence

      White men are blaming “identity policies” (women and black people) for electing Trump. What about that implies I’m “on drugs?”
      Maybe since you’re not from the US you don’t have the capacity to understand.
      Why don’t you read what a BLACK WOMAN has to say about the year long Bernie Sanders harassment she’s endured https://twitter.com/AngryBlackLady?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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