This Week In Women: Trump Hypocrisies Keep On Coming
Ivanka Trump used her private email for government correspondence; Steph Curry heartwarmingly responds to a young basketball player; and a discrimination story at a University of Texas off-campus dorm takes center stage. Let’s unpack some of the top stories for This Week in Women!
Trump Family Hypocrisies (Unsurprisingly) Keep On Coming
Do you still cringe when you turn on the news to see a clip from political rallies where rabid crowds chant “Lock Her Up”? Does it give you blood boiling rage to hear it again and again? If you remember the 2016 campaign trail (and don’t worry our President reminds us every week), Hillary Clinton was crucified over her private email use, which turned into a headline staple in the days up to the election (although she appeared before the House committee multiple times to testify about her email use and was subsequently cleared days before the 2016 presidential election). That was all relatively in hindsight, until this week.
It was first reported earlier this month by interview with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts, Trump laughed off the inquiry that “Lock Her Up” would apply to her as well. “All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide,” Trump said. “There’s no equivalency to what my father’s spoken about.”that Ivanka Trump had been using her private email accounts through 2017 for government-related business, corresponding with Cabinet members, White House aides and various assistants. However, during an
Democrats are planning to open an investigation into the matter to investigate whether or not Trump complied within legal bounds of the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act.
Off-Campus Dorm Bans Student From Her Girlfriend Visiting
University of Texas student Kaj Baker frequently invited her girlfriend to study with her at her dorm, until she was faced with an unwavering discrimination. As first reported by Texas News Channel, Baker was targeted by Scottish Rite Dormitory Director Mary Mazurek and registrar Meshelle Bourne who wanted to discuss “guest rules” with her. Baker recorded the meeting, which was given to local paper The Daily Texan. In the recording Mazurek says, “We’re trying to make sure that everybody, all 315 residents, feels more comfortable, and sometimes that takes compromise on both sides to do that.”
“I think it’s unfair because they told me that (their decision) wasn’t based on a rule at all,” Baker said in an interview with The Daily Texan. “They backed up their decision with us being gay. That should have never ever been mentioned if it was just about rules.”
Baker also expressed that she no longer felt comfortable at the dorm and had subsequently moved to her girlfriend’s apartment for the time being. “It makes it sound like I don’t belong there in the dorm,” she added. “They’re saying, ‘Carlee is gay. She doesn’t belong there, so we’re not going to let her in the dorm.’ Well I’m gay too. Do I not belong there?”
Steph Curry Responds to Girl’s Shoe Request
Girls want awesome, athlete-focused gear too — and it doesn’t mean clicking over to the boys’ categories on retailer websites. Case in point: This week, nine-year-old Riley of Napa, California wrote a letter to Steph Curry letting him know that she was getting ready for a basketball season and went to buy a pair of Curry 5’s on the Under Armor website, but was disappointed to find there were no options for girls (there were plenty listed in the boys’ section of the website, complete with customization options too).
Curry responded back with a kind handwritten letter, apologizing for the oversight and letting her know that he had been talks with Under Armor over the past two days to correct the website (Under Armor has since updated their website accordingly). Curry also expressed his intent about having something special in the works to roll out on the International Day of the Girl on March 8, 2019 as well as invitation to come celebrate in Oakland with him on that day.
Bravo, Steph Curry. We can’t wait to see the new edition on March 8.
Featured image via Chicago Tribune
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