Category: News Tracking

Behind Trump’s Victory: Divisions by Race, Gender, Education

Alec Tyson & Shiva Maniam, Pew Research Center – November 9, 2016

Donald Trump scored an impressive Electoral College victory Nov. 8 after a campaign that revealed deep divisions – by race, gender and education – that were as wide and in some cases wider than in previous elections, according to an analysis of national exit poll data.

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Campaign Reveals Fault Lines Among Women Voters

Beth Reinhard, Wall Street Journal – November 6, 2016

There is a split-screen view of women voters in the 2016 campaign. Teary-eyed supporters of the first would-be female president are wearing suffragette white and growing hoarse cheering for Democrat Hillary Clinton. At Republican Donald Trump’s events, some women dress like jailbirds or wear profane T-shirts to show what they think of Mrs. Clinton.

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The View From Middletown: ‘The Perfect Female Presidential Candidate Doesn’t Exist’

Gary Younge, The Guardian – November 1, 2016

America may be on the brink of electing its first female president. She is in a contest with a man who has been accused of sexual assault in particular and misogyny in general. The gender gap looks likely to be greater than in any previous election. In short, American gender politics has reached a raw and deeply polarised point that this election is both reflecting and accentuating.

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Donald Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton takes Performance-enhancing Drugs

Reena Flores, CBS News – October 15, 2016

Donald Trump, deflecting from the recent deluge of sexual assault accusations plaguing his campaign, suggested Saturday that Hillary Clinton was taking performance-enhancing drugs at the last presidential debate.

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Hillary Clinton is a 68-year-old Woman. And Plenty of People Hate her for it.

Petula Dvorak, Washington Post – October 6, 2016

There’s misogyny, and then there’s the ageist misogyny that older women face. That under­current runs very deep in our culture, and it’s one of the reasons the haters hate Hillary Clinton so deeply.

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Questions about Hillary Clinton’s Health are Soaked in Gender Bias

Ange-Marie Hancock, The Hill – September 18, 2016

The narratives surrounding Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis and her health this week have been filtered through the routine partisan lenses. Very little has been said about how her insistence on toughing it out until a sick day was unavoidable is not simply the American way, but an American woman’s way of navigating gendered health dynamics in the United States.

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Hillary Clinton, Like all Women, Has a Miss America Problem

Melissa Harris Perry, Elle – September 14, 2016

I suspect Hillary makes the decision not to reveal her illness, not to rest, not to say she needs a break, because she knows how easy it is to label her as weak. We so rarely suggest that girls might be able to lead, we are not sure what women’s leadership looks like. We haven’t mentioned that women’s leadership will include having the flu now and then.

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Hillary Clinton’s Overdrive Aimed at Breaking Women’s Glass Ceiling

Richard Cowan, Reuters – September 13, 2016

It was classic Hillary Clinton, ignoring medical advice and attending a ceremony on a sultry New York City day while battling pneumonia – a decision ex-aides and other associates speculated was rooted in her longstanding desire to prove that women can compete in the male-dominated world of politics.

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Hillary Clinton and the Myth of Female Weakness

Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan – September 13, 2016

Donald Trump hates weaklings. “Weak” remains one of his favorite Twitter insults, and one he has lobbed repeatedly at his opponent Hillary Clinton in stump speeches. “She’s weak. She’s a weak person. I know her. She’s a weak person,” he said about Clinton at an August rally in Des Moines. And later, in Wisconsin, “In one way she’s a monster,” Trump said. “In another way she’s a weak person. She’s actually not strong enough to be president.” He has speculated wildly about her health, fueling rumors that she’s secretly ill; in the meantime, the only proof of his own health he offers is a bizarre letter from a physician who later said he dashed it off in about five minutes, and of course his own obvious, orange-tinged virility.

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