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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Gass, Politico – September 15, 2016
Donald Trump brushed aside a question Thursday as to whether Hillary Clinton would have the “stamina” to debate him in the upcoming events and campaign through Election Day.
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.
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.
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.