The Trump horror reading list
Trying to understand what happened, in the aftermath of the 2016 election
In the aftermath of Trump’s shocking victory, I dove into a bunch of articles/podcasts/videos trying to understand what happened. These were some of the best.
Those first shocked moments:
The audacity of hopelessness – Roxane Gay.
An American tragedy – David Remnick.
This is how much America hates women – Anne Helen Petersen.
Hillary Clinton’s grace is yours – Kelly Stout.
How America failed women – Jill Filipovic.
Never underestimate how much America hates women – Nona Willis Aronowitz.
Her loss – Lindy West.
Black women do the most for liberal America, and we get the least back – Morgan Jerkins.
Talking to kids…
Unsurprising that Rebecca Traister wrote the best piece: “Shattered”
Trump and the truth: The sexual-assault allegations
Emily also rounded up a bunch of great pieces.
Still Processing (tissues needed!)
Slate’s culture gabfest, 'the new abnormal edition'
Planning what’s next:
Self-care from WOC.
A letter to young women: how we will all move forward together now
And some things for comfort:
KD Lang's Hallelujah
Love is love is love is love is love..
Tracy Clayton is spot on.
Colbert signing off
It's hard to watch everyone laughing at this (& it's not that long ago).
And my new motto: Never underestimate how much people hate women. But. Never underestimate women.
(From November 2016)