Melissa Chan, TIME – July 31, 2016
Bernie Sanders on Sunday pinned his stoic expression during Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention on the fact that he’s “not always a smiley kind of guy.” The Vermont senator was mocked on social media after Clinton, his former challenger for the Democratic nomination for president, praised him as she delivered her acceptance speech last week.
Katherine Brooks, Huffington Post – July 30, 2016
Today, anyone with a Twitter account can experience the gendered terms used to denigrate Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy ― like those related to her emotions, family life, physical appearance, and more. Well, three decades ago, it wasn’t much different.
Declan Walsh, New York Times – July 30, 2016
As the United States kicks off an unprecedented presidential campaign contest this week, setting Mrs. Clinton against her Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, the sensitivities of the country’s gender politics are bubbling to the surface. Americans find themselves confronted with an uncomfortable question: Are they really ready to accept a Madam President?
Valentina Zarya, Fortune – July 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton made history on Thursday night when she became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. While her speech was an emotional milestone moment for some, others focused on something else: Clinton’s apparent reluctance to show her pearly whites.
Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine – July 29, 2016
And now it is happening. Yet, I am scared that electing a woman in this country is still an impossibility. I am scared that even if she wins, people will credit it to the men — to her husband’s charm, to Obama’s popularity, to Bernie’s pulling her left, to Donald Trump being an opponent so ghoulish that even Hillary could beat him. And yet, I also fear the inverse, that if she loses to Trump, in addition to being plunged into dystopia, the nation will lay the blame for our ill-fortune at her feet.
Jordyn Taylor, Mic – July 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton shattered the glass ceiling Thursday night when she accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States — the first time a woman has been nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. But despite Clinton’s major stride toward gender equality, some folks on Twitter proved sexism is still alive and well: They told the nominee she needed to smile more during her acceptance speech, as the Daily Dot reported.
Vanessa Friedman, New York Times – July 29, 2016
Did she look presidential? As silly as that sounds, that was part of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s job on Thursday in Philadelphia when she accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination as its presidential candidate. It was not just showing people who do not understand her and who do not trust her who she is as a person, or laying out her policy proposals, but also demonstrating that when she represents them on the world stage, she would do so with that hard-to-pin-down aura of leadership and power.
Jill Filipovic, TIME – July 29, 2016
This week we saw political and marital gender roles turned inside out, and to brilliant—hopefully lasting—effect. Last night, Hillary Clinton spoke of Bill only twice.
Jay Newton-Small, TIME – July 29, 2016
Name a female leader who has soared rhetorically. Movie characters don’t count — though there are not too many of those either. When Americans want gravitas, baritone Morgan Freeman is the go to actor to play the President or, as he did tonight, narrate Clinton’s biographical video.
Victoria M. Massie, Vox – July 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination shatters a glass ceiling nearly as old as our nation itself. But over the course of Clinton’s campaign, some black women have been both anxious and ambivalent about the prospect of Clinton as the first woman presidential candidate.