The Week in Patriarchy: Trump Clearly Doesn't Understand Health Insurance

If you want to be able to sleep this week, do yourself a favor and don’t read the New York Time’s expansive interview with Donald Trump. The president makes little sense as he answers questions about everything from Russia to Jeff Sessions and healthcare – and if you were already worried about whose hands the country is in, this piece will not put your mind at ease. For example, it seems pretty evident that the president of the United States has no idea how health insurance works.


I used to see interviews like this and be a bit pleased – because the more coverage of Trump’s stupidity the better. But if you don’t realize by now that a total clown is in charge, there’s no interview or expose that’s going to change that. So join me this week in a good old fashion wallow.

Glass half full

Scotland just became the first nation to offer free sanitary products to low-income women. Access to tampons and pads aren’t just a hygiene issue – but a health and rights issue. At least one country is getting it right.

Who I’m reading

Soraya Nadia Mcdonald on R Kelly and the truth behind why he hasn’t been held accountable for his abuse – we just don’t care about black women; Daniel Kibblesmith with a humourous but way too real take on the expectation that Hillary Clinton disappear from public life; and ProPublica’s incredible investigation into maternal deaths in the United States.

What I’m watching

How Fox News is trying to normalize collusion. Oh good.

How outraged I am

I was already at a nine out of 10 over Betsy Devos listening to anti-women rape deniers, and this first person account at Vox from a sexual assault survivor put me at a full 10.

How I’m making it through this week

A golden retriever in Long Island rescued a baby deer from drowning and I’ve watched it at least 15 times.

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