Here’s How we Talk About Manhood — and Womanhood — During a Presidential Race

Meredith Conroy, Washington Post – July 27, 2016

On Tuesday, delegates at the Democratic National Convention officially made Hillary Clinton the first woman nominated by a major party for the U.S. presidency. But with or without a female candidate, the race for the presidency has always been gendered, as my research shows — often in ways that are explicitly unfriendly to women. And the language we use to talk about who is fit for the presidency is language that hurts women.

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