US politics

Trump’s America Has Been the Reality for Trans Women for Decades

We’re two years into Trump’s America, and so far we’ve seen hateful acts that seemed unfathomable just two years ago. Besides his blatant racism and xenophobia, one of the most prominent prongs of the Trump hate-train is a deep and violent misogyny, reflected in the president’s speech, rhetoric, and political …

Sweet Victory, Alabama

It shouldn’t have been a surprise that Alabama didn’t elect a man accused of sexual assault on children, and yet here we are. People celebrated, and rightly so, but I also saw a lot of sarcastic ‘Yeah, well done for not electing a paedophile, duh’ type tweets that completely missed …

The West Wing Taught Me Everything I Know About US Politics

I consider myself quite knowledgeable in politics and in particular I’m fascinated by elections. Whilst ours are full of drama and shi*t slinging, no electoral system is more ridiculous than that of the United States. The way the campaigns are run, from the split parties to that fact that anyone …