Category: News Tracking

Bill Clinton: “One Thing” Donald Trump Knows “is How to Get Angry, White Men to Vote for Him”

Sophia Tesfaye, Slate – December 19, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton was clearly still working through his post-election feelings when he told a local New York reporter that President-elect Donald Trump “doesn’t know much,” but “one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”

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Hillary Clinton, a Woman Dogged by Men’s Misdeeds

Susan Dominus, The New York Times-November 10, 2016

When millions of women cast their votes for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, they may have been thinking about male power as much as female equality — about the sleazebags who never heard “no,” or the male bosses who lowballed them in salary negotiations, or those men in positions of authority who patronized them or ignored them altogether. There was a sense of collective curiosity and anticipation: Would having a woman serve in the most powerful role in the country make any of those scenarios less likely for women going forward? That question may be answered one day, but not with Hillary Clinton.

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Hillary Clinton, a Woman Dogged by Men’s Misdeeds

Susan Dominus, New York Times – November 10, 2016

When millions of women cast their votes for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, they may have been thinking about male power as much as female equality — about the sleazebags who never heard “no,” or the male bosses who lowballed them in salary negotiations, or those men in positions of authority who patronized them or ignored them altogether. There was a sense of collective curiosity and anticipation: Would having a woman serve in the most powerful role in the country make any of those scenarios less likely for women going forward?

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Hillary Clinton, a Woman Dogged by Men’s Misdeeds

When millions of women cast their votes for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, they may have been thinking about male power as much as female equality — about the sleazebags who never heard “no,” or the male bosses who lowballed them in salary negotiations, or those men in positions of authority who patronized them or ignored them altogether. There was a sense of collective curiosity and anticipation: Would having a woman serve in the most powerful role in the country make any of those scenarios less likely for women going forward? That question may be answered one day, but not with Hillary Clinton.

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The Sexual-Assault Election

Jeannie Suk Gersen, New Yorker – November 6, 2016

In a strange triumph for feminists, the election that may give us our first female President has brought extraordinary attention to women’s sexual victimization. The election turned in Hillary Clinton’s favor, perhaps decisively, when footage emerged of Donald Trump bragging about assaulting women.

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What Bill Clinton Should Do as First Gentleman

Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker – November 2, 2016

One of the unresolved worries about a Hillary Clinton Presidency is her husband, Bill. Some of the discomfort has to do with his past: his unfortunate history with women; the perception that donors to the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation might have expected special access to Hillary Clinton; the discomfiting spectacle of the former President zipping around the world in various private jets, collecting exorbitant speaking fees.

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Emails Show Clinton Staffers Worried About Bill’s History with Women

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – October 27, 2016

In January, Clinton adviser Ron Klain, a former aide to Joe Biden, sent around an email with four questions he thought ought to be addressed. “We need to set aside some time — it can be tomorrow, it can be Thursday — to do Q-and-A on the political questions, which now seem to be really owning the coverage,” he wrote. The fourth question was titled “WJC [William Jefferson Clinton] issues.”

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Was it a Depressing Week in Politics for Women, or a Great One?

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Millennial Women Expect Better than Clinton: Katrina Trinko

Katrina Trinko, USA Today – October 11, 2016

Like many Millennial women, I’m not with her. Nor am I excited about having the first female president if it is Hillary Clinton. In fact, I’m disgusted — and one key reason is her actions when it comes to Bill Clinton’s affairs and alleged sexual assaults.

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