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"Trump’s trial is already putting a spotlight on threats to women"

By Thomas
April 22, 2024

(Excerpts)

  • As Trump's fist criminal trial got underway, there was an inescapable spotlight on the effect of potential threats to those involved in the case. But the ways in which women could face the brunt of it were particularly on display.
  • Trump’s behavior is part of a pattern, with appeals to voters often based in misogyny and the targets of his indignation often women, experts said.
  • An expert said "it’s reasonable for any juror to fear being targeted by Trump and his supporters, particularly if the verdict doesn’t go the way they wish...but the reason why women should feel more concerned is that this is a politician who has built a base based on overt and unapologetic misogyny and racism."

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