NEW YORK — A group of feminist activists and members of the alt-right are challenging President Donald Trump’s “Alt-Right” movement.
The New York City chapter of the Feminist Majority Foundation launched its own hashtag in response to the White House’s executive order banning people on the “alt-left” from entering the United States, including “femme people” and “faggots.”
The #FeministsAgainstTrump hashtag was started after Trump tweeted, “There is no room for ‘political correctness’ in this country, but there is room for it in our movement.”
Women are still the majority in the United Nations and the world, but the alt -right is making the world less equal by encouraging racism and misogyny, according to the #FemistsAgainstTrumps hashtag.
The #FemsAgainstTrump movement is a coalition of women, allies and others that have come together to oppose President Trump’s policies and policies.
“The alt-left is trying to rewrite history.
They want to say that women are the victims of sexual assault and violence and to turn a blind eye to the fact that white supremacy is alive and well in America,” Feminist Majority founder Sarah Kate Ellis told NBC News.
Ellis said she is proud to have joined the #WomenAgainstTrusses campaign to fight back against Trump’s agenda.
“I’m also proud to be a member of the #FreeDaniels movement, a coalition that has been standing up to Trump and the GOP on the House and Senate floors,” Ellis said.
Ellis is a former member of Congress.
She says she was inspired to launch the hashtag after reading a recent article in The Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates, who was a former Trump campaign adviser and wrote the controversial book “In Trump We Trust.”
Ellis and Coates were featured on The Today Show on Sunday morning, which she said was “awesome” for her.
Elles said she found out about the “Alt Right” when a friend told her about a Facebook group called the “White Women’s Liberation Front” that she had seen on Twitter called “The White Woman’s Front.”
Ellises said the group was “a safe space” for women who were being targeted for harassment by “a misogynistic, racist, anti-feminist, racist-fascist, and Islamophobic” Trump administration.
When I saw that it was the alt right, I knew that I needed to join the #WhiteWomenFeminismFeminista movement and join together with the #MenAgainstTrump group,” Ellis told “Today” host Matt Lauer.
Ellises is not part of the group, but said she felt compelled to join because of the threat the White White House has faced.
As the White Department announced last week, Trump’s national security adviser and his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, were both fired after being investigated by the FBI for allegedly having ties to Russia.
The White House and Sessions have said the investigations are political witch hunts.
Women who joined Ellis and Coats for the #FFF event said they were surprised by the size of the gathering. “
When the White house is attacking the president’s administration and its legitimacy and legitimacy is under threat, it is the time to fight for women’s equality,” Ellis continued.
Women who joined Ellis and Coats for the #FFF event said they were surprised by the size of the gathering.
According to the organization’s website, its mission is to “promote the empowerment of all women and to educate the public about the causes, policies and issues that shape the lives of women and girls across the globe.”
Ellises was in New York when the event was announced.
She said she was able to join “in person” but she was disappointed that she was not able to attend the event in person.
Ellies said she had heard about the #FAIL to Trump from several people.
We’ve never seen anything like this before, and it’s so important for us to be together in a space of unity and solidarity to fight against this White Supremacist agenda, Ellis said.
“Elles and Coat have been friends for decades, and she said she saw the Trump Administration’s anti-Muslim executive order as a form of censorship.”
I feel like we need to be more vocal about the fact we are going to stand together against this administration,” Ellis explained.
Coats is a prominent member of anti-Trump resistance groups including Women for Trump and Indivisible.
Feministing’s hashtag is a reference to the hashtag #FEMSTERS, which stands for the word “feminism.”