The week in patriarchy: I'm sick. I'll blame that on Donald Trump

Jessica Valenti
‘Trump’s fault.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Donald Trump makes me sick. Not literally, of course. I’m under the weather this week. For now, enjoy a slimmed-down version of the newsletter. I’ll be back next week.

Glass half full

Some rare good news this week: the anti-choice activists who made deceptively edited videos about Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies in California.

What I’m RTing

Who I’m reading

Morgan Jenkins at the New York Times on “How America Fails Black Girls” and Rebecca Solnit’s new book, The Mother of All Questions.

What I’m writing

It’s 2017, and somehow conservatives have Americans debating whether it’s appropriate to dine alone with a woman. Mike Pence’s rule is insulting for men and limiting for women. But let’s not let his sexism distract us from his whole party’s sexist agenda.

How I’m making it through this week

The little girl who thinks a broken water heater is a robot is all the medicine I need.

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