What’s Current: Obama says we need to elect more women to office, as ‘men seem to be having problems’

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  • Barack Obama says more women need to be elected to office, because “men seem to be having problems.”
  • Netflix fires actor Danny Masterson a day an exec told one of his alleged victims that the company didn’t believe allegations that he brutally raped four women.
  • Rep. John Conyers announces he is stepping down from Congress after a settlement for workplace sexual harassment and further allegations of sustained sexual harassment of female congressional staffers were revealed.
  • Around two-thirds of women serving in Quebec’s provincial legislature report having been sexually harassed while performing their official duties.
  • David Boies, a famous and powerful US lawyer, is using the sexual history of a young female novelist against her in a dispute with a former partner.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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  • calabasa

    Be warned: the men commenting on the Obama article are aggressively dumb.

    • Polly MacDavid

      I am sure that they all voted for trump.

    • Cassandra

      Someone posted the story on LinkedIn and it took only three comments in before the fourth was some douchebag notallmenning under his real name. It’s astounding.

  • shy virago

    It’s so hard to dislike Obama – as a political celebrity, he seems so nice and reasonable.
    Look closely and see what he didn’t do for women while in office: insure funding for
    women’s clinics, like Planned Parenthood! Make sure women have full access to abortion in every
    state. He allowed huge cutbacks and closures while he was president.

  • FierceMild

    A strong personal policy.