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Your Call: Media coverage of women, sexual assault, and reproductive rights


On the October 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of gender, sexism, and abortion restrictions in the presidential election. 

The recent video of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault has become the defining moment of the presidential race. But where is coverage of the widespread attacks on women’s reproductive rights? In March, Trump's running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Why isn’t that getting as much attention as Trump’s sexism?  Join us live at 10am with me, Rose Aguilar and you.


Jodi Jacobson, Editor-in-Chief of Rewire

Sarah Kendzior, op-ed columnist for the Globe and Mail

Esther Lee, immigration and refugee reporter for ThinkProgress

Web Resources:

Democracy Now! : “All the President's Misogynists": Jodi Jacobson on Why It Took So Long to Derail the Trump Train

Globe and Mail: It doesn’t matter who won the debate: America has already lost

ThinkProgress: Donald Trump’s ghostwriter donates $55,000 to immigrant organization as penance


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.