Tag: Gender Stereotypes

Does an Unmarried President Still Need a First Lady?

Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post – June 10, 2015

But why does an unmarried president even need one (or in Graham’s case, several)? Does the country still require a stand-in hostess at social events? Or a singular person to use the national platform to adopt a cause widely considered serious, but not serious enough for the president to undertake?

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Expert Says Chelsea Clinton May be America’s Next First Lady

Andrew Tavani, New York Times – May 13, 2015

The next first lady of the United States could be a former first daughter, a prominent White House expert says. C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain predicts that if Hillary Clinton locks up the Democratic nomination and prevails in the general election, Chelsea Clinton will assume the role of first lady instead of Bill Clinton wearing that hat.

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In Anxious Times Women Candidates Don’t Guarantee Women’s Votes

Heather Hurlburt, American Prospect – April 13, 2015

The success of the Democrats in 2016 will depend on women as candidates and as voters, up and down the ballot, as never before. That identification with women creates distinct political challenges at a time when public worries are high.

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The Real Problem with a Woman President

Damon Linker, The Week – March 3, 2014

Would the GOP be less inclined to accuse a female president of weakness? I suppose it’s possible, if the Democrats manage to persuade the media (and its donor base) to view “the Hillary wimp factor” as yet another front in the Republicans’ ongoing “war on women.”

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