Hillary Clinton and Our Long, Sexist Tradition of Using Women’s Bodies to Disqualify them from Power

Sady Doyle, Quartz – September 18, 2016

Female bodies engaged in traditionally male occupations are always suspect, from Newt Gingrich’s infamously confusing assertionabout women in the military (“females have biological problems staying in a ditch for thirty days because they get infections”) all the way back to Victorian claims that reading too much would make women insane and infertile.

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