(CNN) "During the Trump Era, will men finally start acting like men again?" asked the right-wing Infowars site days after President Donald Trump's January 2017 inauguration. Women who seek equal opportunities, equal pay and reproductive rights, have always been the strongman's adversaries, no less than prosecutors, journalists, and the political opposition. The start of the Joe Biden presidency in January 2021, with Sen. Kamala Harris in the role of the first female vice president, offers an opportunity to start to repair the damage. In democracies, strongman leaders on the rise typically find favor after periods of progress on issues of gender, racial, and class equity, when anxieties about (White) male authority and status are at a peak.
Source: The Nation November 25, 2020 15:01 UTC