Category: News Tracking

Hillary Clinton, the ‘Gender Card’ and What it Could Mean in November

Asma Khalid, NPR – April 16, 2016

It’s essentially impossible to win the Democratic nomination without support from women. In primaries and caucuses across the country, women make up a solid majority of the Democratic electorate. In fact, according to exit poll data, there’s not a state that’s voted to date where women made up less than 54 percent of Democratic voters.

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Hillary Clinton, The ‘Gender Card’ And What It Could Mean In November

Asma Khalid, NPR – April 16, 2016

It’s essentially impossible to win the Democratic nomination without support from women. In primaries and caucuses across the country, women make up a solid majority of the Democratic electorate. In fact, according to exit poll data, there’s not a state that’s voted to date where women made up less than 54 percent of Democratic voters. And, in Mississippi, women made up nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Democratic primary voters.

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In 6 Graphs, Here’s Why Young Women Don’t Support Hillary Clinton as Much as Older Women Do

Lori Poloni-Staudinger, J. Cherie Strachan, and Brian Schaffner, Washington Post – April 11, 2016

Of course, no one expects all men – or even all Democratic men – to share political preferences all the time. In the same way, it’s unreasonable to expect women to vote as a monolithic bloc. Unlike other historically marginalized voters, women are not a numerical minority; they make up as large and diverse a portion of the U.S. population as men. Nor do women have a shared history of forced segregation that required them to interact and live primarily with other women, and therefore discuss political ideas as a community.

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Thinking They’re ‘Unqualified’ Is A Big Reason More Women Don’t Run For Office

Clare Malone and Julia Azari, FiveThirtyEight – April 8, 2016

While 2016 campaign discussions of sexism have largely been preoccupied with Donald Trump’s blunt force assaults on modern notions of manners, let alone gender equity, Sanders’ remarks and their interpretation play into discussions of the subtle, pernicious forms of sexism that women in positions of power must deal with.

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Bill Clinton: Hillary Held to ‘Different Standard’ Due to Gender

Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC – April 8, 2016

Asked if gender is a factor in Sanders’ comments on his wife, the former president at first demurred. “I think she’d be the best president. And I think it’s obvious. That’s all that matters to me,” he said. But then he added: “Yes, I think there are some different standards. Some of them are subconscious.”

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Was Bernie Sanders Being Sexist?

Alice Yin, Boston Globe – April 8, 2016

It’s unclear what Bernie Sanders meant to accomplish when he charged this week that Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president. It may be that his frustration boiled over in an increasingly tense campaign. But some say it has to do with gender, which highlights, once again, how Sanders must be especially careful in attacking his female rival.

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Questioning Hillary Clinton’s Qualifications Doesn’t Sit Well With Women Backing Her

Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post – April 7, 2016

When talking to women rooting for Hillary Clinton, one reason comes up over and over again about why they stick by her: She is, simply, the most qualified person to be president.

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Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Accuses DNC’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz of ‘Cockblocking’ Bernie Sanders

Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast – April 4, 2016

After spending the first segment of The Daily Show Monday night hammering Hillary Clinton for refusing to debate Bernie Sanders, Trevor Noah welcomed his guest, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and urged her to get in on the “nastiness” going on between the two candidates.

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If Bernie Had Been Bernadette

Lauren Besser, Huffington Post – March 15, 2016

My heart was broken because even if we play by all the rules the boys set up, the boys demonize us for playing by the rules. Even if we fight for decades to have a spot, ultimately everybody decides, “Nah, thanks anyway, we’re going with the old white guy again.”

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