Someone accused the US president of rape. The media shrugged | Arwa Mahdawi

Why the relative quiet around E Jean Carrolls allegation? Is it sexism? Outrage fatigue? Journalistic cowardice? All of the above? Donald Trump once boasted he could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone without losing any votes. While this thesis hasnt been tested yet I suspect hes probably right. Just look at the muted reaction to the allegations the president once sexually assaulted a woman on Fifth Avenue. Just look at the depressing and predictable way the E Jean Carroll story is fizzling out. On Friday, New York magazine published an alleges that Trump violently forced himself upon her in a dressing room after asking for advice on a present he was getting for a female friend. …

A feminist’s guide to raising boys

Before I became a mother, I thought my feminism was a battle fought and won. But having three sons has challenged everything Its always the things you think will be a doddle that end up causing most heartache. When I was asked to write about being a feminist and a mother to three boys, I imagined dashing off something witty, yet touching and wise, and never thought for a moment Id end up losing my temper (several times) or in tears, or storming away from meals, and feeling like a failure. Did not see that coming. How do you raise boys? My extremely authoritative sources for this article were: my friends; my children (I interviewed two of them, but the …