100 Women Who Have Stood Up To Trump In His First 100 Days

by Alexandra Strickler
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Even though it feels like it's been well over a century since Donald Trump took the oath of office and officially became the president of the United States, we've only just reached the end of his first 100 days.

In approximately three months, Trump has managed to begin the construction of a border wall between the US and Mexico, issue an executive order that temporarily banned citizens of seven Muslim nations from entering our country and he launched the first ever direct attack against the Syrian government.

He's done plenty more than that since entering the White House back in January, but my post-election anxiety is starting to flare up again, so we can just stop there for now.

If you're feeling like the country is going to absolute shit, there's still a glimmer of hope.

The resistance against Trump has been tireless in reminding us that he and his administration are not normal, and that it's more important than ever to stand up for your rights.

And who's leading that resistance?


Here are 100 amazing women who have stood up to President Trump during his first 100 days in office.

1. Lauren Duca

Her Teen Vogue op-ed rightfully tore Trump to shreds for "gaslighting" America.

2. Barbara Lee

As a US Representative for California's 13th congressional district, Lee is one of many elected officials who boycotted Trump's inauguration.

She's also made it a point to call attention to Trump's hateful rhetoric and his divisiveness.

3. Sally Yates

The former Attorney General who was fired by Trump after she refused to enforce his travel ban.


4. NydiaVelázquez

Velázquez is a Puerto Rican Congresswoman, who swiftly made her way to John F. Kennedy International Airport to help travelers affected by the travel ban.

5. Cecile Richards

The president of Planned Parenthood said, "If women are assessing the first 100 days of this president, it's been a big zero."

6. Melanie Watson

A woman who considered herself a lifelong Republican, but has since said she "can't stay in a party that didn't stand up to Trump, and that's willing to support him as president."

7. Elizabeth Warren

Let's be real; the list wouldn't be complete without her. She's both relentless and fearless in her resistance against Trump.


8. Desiree Kane

She's a badass Native American activist who has dedicated her time to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

9. Leslie Knope

Yeah, whatever, she may be a fictional character, but her letter to America after Trump won the election was absolute gold.

10. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

"I will be one hell of a check and balance on him."

11. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38)

When Trump issued an executive order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, she fired back, "Today is another example of how President Donald Trump's policies are not helping America's working families."

12. Representative Judy Chu (CA-27)

She may have boycotted Trump's inauguration, but when she attended his address to both houses of Congress, she brought along an Iranian student affected by the travel ban.

13. Chelsea Handler

Who could forget this hilarious picture?

14. Tamika Mallory

A national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington.

15. Alicia Garza

A co-founder of Black Lives Matter who has said "Donald Trump is not about law and order."

16. Bonnie Watson Coleman

The Congresswoman called the travel ban "an illustration of how unfit Trump is."

17. Kamala Harris

In her newly elected role as a junior US senator from California, Harris has vowed to protect immigrants, both legal and illegal, on all fronts in the era of Trump.

18. Megyn Kelly


Even though she used to work for Fox News, Kelly has since called attention to Trump's attempts to bribe journalists into publishing favorable coverage of him.

19. Rosie O'Donnell

This woman will troll Trump until the day he dies.

20. Teresa Shook

The Hawaiian grandmother who started the Women's March with a simple Facebook event.

21. Gloria Steinem

Y'all know this queen. She's always been a force to be reckoned with, but since Trump took office, she's made it her mission to resist everything he stands for.

22. Phoebe Pearl

The beautiful Rockette who made sure everyone knew she was completely and utterly embarrassed to perform at Trump's inauguration.

23. Tricia Kelly

The freelance hairstylist stood her ground and refused to provide her services to the Trump women for the inauguration.

24. Rebecca Ferguson

She was asked to sing at Trump's inauguration, but said she'd only do so if she could sing a song called "Strange Fruit," which is a protest song about the lynchings of African Americans.

25. Letitia James

She's a New York City Public Advocate who recently unveiled a plan to block business and pension dollars for companies that would help Trump's construction of the wall.

26. US Representative Maxine Waters

The California Democrat has been anything but silent in calling for Trump's impeachment.

27. Senator Patty Murray

"President Trump should work with us to focus on actually keeping our families safe, not on dangerous, divisive, and hateful actions that betray our American values."

28. Meryl Streep


We bowed down to this queen when she called out Trump at the Golden Globes.

29. Paulina Helm-Hernandez

The queer femme artist and co-director of the queer liberation group Southerners on New Ground has been a strong advocate for sanctuary cities threatened by Trump.

30. Sophie Theallet

She called for a fashion boycott of Melania Trump.

31. Christine Ahn

Ahn is a peace activist and organizer for WomenCrossDMZ, who has called for Trump to de-escalate tensions with North Korea.

32. Emily Gallagher

She's the co-organizer of the Williamsburg chapter of Solidarity Sundays, which is an activist meet-up program that aims to resist the president.

33. Ryan Kuonen

Kunoen joins Gallagher as another co-organizer of Solidarity Sundays.

34. Carmen Perez

A national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington.

35. Janet Mock

Mock has been a leader in the transgender community for a while now, but she's recently focused her efforts on helping transgender kids navigate the Trump era.

36. Jennifer Holliday

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The "Dreamgirls" star backed out of a scheduled performance at Trump's inauguration. Yaaas, queen!

37. Linda Sarsour

A Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American-Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist who also serves as the national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington.

38. Mirriam Seddiq

An attorney who helped incoming travelers at Dulles airport who were affected by Trump's travel ban.

39. Ann Donnelly

The first federal judge to officially block Trump's travel ban.

40. Leonie Brinkema

A federal judge who blocked Virginia's enforcement of the travel ban.

41. Allison Burroughs

Another fearless federal judge who wasn't afraid to block the executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim nations from entering our country.

42. Judith Dein

Yet another federal judge who stood up against the hateful executive order. As you can clearly see, female judges beat their male counterparts to the punch on this front.

43. Patrisse Cullors

As a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Cullors is doing everything in her power to mobilize the BLM movement against Trump.

44. Kirsten Gillibrand

The US Senator has made her opposition clear by voting against nearly every single one of the president's Cabinet picks.

45. America Ferrera

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The actress delivered an incredible speech at the Women's March on Washington, in which she passionately rejected Trump's hateful agendas.

46. Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-Essex)

Oliver is part of the newly formed Women Against Sexual Harassment coalition, and continues to resist "this continuing saga involving Trump and his attacks on and against women is extremely troubling."

47. Winnie Wong

The co-founder and Internet MOM of #FeelTheBern (People For Bernie) has repeatedly called attention to Trump's lies to the American public.

48. Kozue Akibayashi

The International President of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom has called for peace on the Korean peninsula in the wake up of Trump's threats of nuclear war.

49. Rihanna

She called Trump an "immoral pig" after he issued the executive order enforcing the travel ban. She also showed up to protest at New York City's women's march. 

50. Leslie Dotson Van Every

The California activist was one of the many women behind Solidarity Sundays.

51. Kate Schatz

Another female brainchild behind Solidarity Sundays.

52. Jennye Garibaldi

She also helped expand Solidarity Sundays after Trump was elected.

53. Munira Ahmed

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The face of the Trump resistance.

54. Jessica Sabogal

This Colombian-American muralist helped design the prints used for the "We the People" campaign.

55. Illma Gore

She protested Donald Trump with a haunting, bloody mural.

56. Jennifer Pierotti Lim

The co-founder of Republican Women for Hillary who planned a dinner for conservative women who felt left behind following Trump's election.

57. Stephanie Schriock

She's the president of EMILY's List, a women's political action group, and she's announced she will present her organization's annual award to the Women's Resistance to President Donald Trump.

58. JK Rowling


Leave it to our favorite female author to come up with the best insults about Trump.

59. Raquel Willis

Willis is a black, transgender queer activist who referred to Trump as someone who was once a threat but is now "a painful reality."

60. Evan Greer

She's a queer activist who has made it her goal to make the Women's March movement more inclusive for the transgender community.

61. Kelly Ramirez

An ecologist who helped draft an open letter from scientists defending inclusivity and the scientific process, including the pressing need to fight climate change.

62. Jane Zelikova

A co-founder of 500 Women Scientists, a movement with the same mission.

63. US Representative Grace Meng

Another elected official who decided to boycott Trump's inauguration.

64. Tammy Duckworth

Not only is she a member of the US senate, she's also an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs in combat. She's been extremely vocal on multiple fronts in the resistance against Trump.

65. Elizabeth Zeldin

A protest organizer who made sure to call out Senator Chuck Schumer on his early support for Trump's Cabinet.

66. Nelini Stamp

The membership director of the Working Families Party once said, "People are going to keep showing up to demand their lawmakers stand up to Trump and his agenda."

67. Lena Dunham


The controversial actress has been anything but quiet in resisting the president.

68. Krista Suh

A co-founder of the Pussyhat Project.

69. Jayna Zweiman

Another co-founder of the Pussyhat Project.

70. Kat Coyle

The female brainchild behind the design of the famous pussyhats.

71. Melissa McCarthy


Need I say more?

72. Wendy Davis

Davis is a lawyer and Democratic politician who's known for her legendary filibuster to prevent restrictive abortion regulations in Texas.

She's weighed in on Trump's blatant misogyny on more than occasion.

73. Leslie Sudock

Sudock owns a textile studio in South Philadelphia, and she helped produce pussyhats in preparation for the Women's March on Washington.

74. Isabella Lovin

The deputy PM of Sweden totally trolled Trump and his white-and-male-AF administration with an amazing all-female photo.

75. Kerry Washington


The "Scandal" star wore a safety pin to the Screen Actors Guild Awards as a show solidarity for people affected by Trump's hateful presidency.

76. US Representative Karen Bass (D-CA 37th District)

Among several other women, Bass wore white to Trump's address to Congress as a way to express unity with women who have protested against Trump.

77. Lady Gaga

The pop star protested outside of New York City's Trump Tower after the election.

78. Evvie Harmon

global co-coordinator of the Women's March on Washington.

79. Mrinalini Chakraborty

She immigrated to the US from India almost a decade ago, and she's since become the state co-coordinator of the Women's March on Washington.

80. Susan Sarandon

The actress has called Trump "so clumsy and so bad" at putting together policies that "now everyone is awake."

81. Danai Gurira

Gurira used her platform as an actress on "The Walking Dead" to implore women to run for office in the Trump era.

82. Breanne Butler

A global co-coordinator for the Women's March on Washington.

83. Janelle Monae


The singer-songwriter spoke at the Women's March and demanded of the president, "Get off our areolas; get off our vaginas."

84. Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

As a fashion designer and the Women's March Youth Initiative Coordinator, she's kicking ass when it comes to both the resistance and life in general.

85. Shakira

She wrote an open letter calling on America to protect our people following Trump's travel ban.

86. US Representative Susan Davis (D-CA 53rd District)

Davis wore white in solidarity with women at Trump's address to Congress, and she's called the Muslim ban "a policy based on fear, not strength."

87. Debra Sands

The middle school teacher was one of thousands of women to participate in A Day Without A Woman and delivered this powerful quote: "This past year's election made me realize that voting in November isn't enough."

88. Sherry Amatenstein

Amatenstein is a therapist who publicly admitted to adding her name to a petition calling for Trump to be removed from office for what many believe is his mental illness.

89. Samantha Bee


The "Full Frontal" host has never held back from calling out Trump's many blunders, and her "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" this weekend will surely carry on that resistance.

90. Bob Bland

A national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington.

91. Kristin Bronson

Kristin Bronson is a Denver city attorney, who's dedicated her actions to helping undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic abuse and are afraid to pursue their cases in court for fear of being caught by ICE and thus facing deportation.

92. Shannon Coulter

She's the co-founder of the #GrabYourWallet boycott, which encourages shoppers not to spend their money on any retailers who do business with the Trump family.

93. Susan Radant

A psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist and director of the Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute who signed the petition to remove Trump from office for his perceived mental illness.

She's said there's "too much at stake to be silent any longer."

94. Sophie Ellman-Golan

She's a #JewishResistance activist who was arrested during protests at Columbus Circle in New York City.

95. Barat Ellman

Yep, those last names aren't a coincidence. Barat is Sophie's mom, and she's also been arrested while protesting against Trump.

96. Rabbi Jill Jacobs

She's the executive director of T'ruah, a rabbinical group that organized the rabbis' protest against the president.

97. Judy London

She's the Directing Attorney of Public Counsel's Immigrants' Rights Project, and she contributed her services to help people affected by the travel ban.

98. Melanie Zuch

Another amazing female attorney who fought Trump's immigration ban.

99. Vanessa Wruble

The Director of Operations for the Women's March on Washington.

100. Laverne Cox

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She's used her platform to advocate to help protect the transgender community in Trump's America.