Stories tagged: "sexism"


Screenshot of Robert "RJ" Regan appearing as part of the Rescue Michigan Coalition's live panel
Michigan GOP Candidate Who Made Controversial Rape Remarks Has History of Sexist, Racist, and Anti-Semitic Comments

“Having three daughters, I tell my daughters ‘Well, if rape is inevitable, you should just lie back and enjoy it,’” Robert Regan said. Regan claims his controversial rape comments were a clumsy attempt to make an analogy about the folly of ending efforts to decertify the results of the 2020 election.

Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman
Why Calling Michigan’s Leaders ‘Witches’ Is the Perfect Summary of Modern Sexism

In response to the latest in a long line of misogynist scandals in the Legislature, a group called Michigan Witches Against Patriarchy is protesting at the Capitol Wednesday.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan Republicans Have Held Back COVID Relief for Two Weeks

Money to help smooth vaccine distribution, keep Michiganders in homes, and help schools during the pandemic is waiting in Lansing. Republicans won't spend it.

President Trump has targeted Michigan’s trifecta of female leaders ahead of the 2020 presidential election, picking fights over everything from coronavirus response to voting rights. Clockwise from top left: Attorney General Dana Nessel (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File); Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Photo via Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Office); Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (Photo via Facebook); President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Trump vs. the Women Who Lead Michigan: What We Learned From the Recent NYT Article

The New York Times explores whether Trump’s targeted attacks on Michigan’s women leaders are a calculated campaign or just more sexism (or maybe a little bit of both). We have the highlights.