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The Feminist Movement Under Trump

Women and their supporters turned out in droves for the Women's March on Raleigh on January 21, 2017.
Jess Clark
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WUNC

The Women’s March on Washington last weekend and sister marches around the world brought the feminist movement into the limelight once again. But 2017 feminism looks very different from its 1960s counterpart. The intersectionality of women's experiences are being moved to the forefront of the cause. Since his start in office, President Donald Trump has signed documents which will impact women’s health and rights.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with feminist activist Rosa Clemente; and Lisa Levenstein, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro specializing in women’s movements; and Laila Nur, a community organizer and musician, about how these political decisions affect women and the global women’s movement.

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.