The role of sex and gender in this election extends beyond Donald Trump’s personal history and the media’s excessive scrutiny of Hillary Clinton’s voice. Trump’s ethno-nationalist populism reflects anxieties over the changing role of women and men in society against a backdrop of harrowing economic crisis and demographic change that will soon make the United States a majority-minority country.
Elizabeth Entenman, Hello Giggles – October 19, 2016
Tonight, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take the stage at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for the third and final presidential debate. It goes without saying that this election is a monumental one—particularly for women. So, HelloGiggles spoke with Chelsea Clinton over the phone to discuss what her mom, Hillary, hopes to achieve for women if elected president.
In an interview with TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs at the Fortune Most Powerful Women’s conference, Trump appeared calm and poised but revealed very little about her reaction to her father’s recent campaign struggles. When asked directly about her father’s “locker room” talk, his claims that the election will be “rigged” and the massive gender gap between Trump voters and Hillary Clinton voters, Ivanka Trump mostly gave answers about her closeness with her father, their family business and her own brand.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday morning, top Trump defender Rudy Giuliani conceded that the leaked 2005 audio of Trump captured the Republican nominee talking about sexual assault. “That’s what he was talking about,” Giuliani told George Stephanopoulos. To make matters worse, Giuliani added that he “didn’t know” if his candidate had committed sexual assault in the past.
Hillary Clinton is someone who’s never waited around for someone else to do the hard work. She’s been an organizer and a change-maker for her whole life practically. But people don’t really talk a lot about what she did when she was a kid like me.
Donald Trump said Wednesday that derogatory statements he has made toward women were all for the sake of “entertainment” and did not reflect his true feelings. “A lot of that was done for the purpose of entertainment; there’s nobody that has more respect for women than I do,” the real estate mogul told Las Vegas’ KSNV-TV in an interview taped Wednesday ahead of a rally in Henderson, Nevada.
After the vice-presidential debate Tuesday, Fox News’s Megyn Kelly sat down with Kellyanne Conway, perhaps alerted to the presence of Donald Trump’s campaign manager thanks to the candidate’s tweet. Toward the end of the segment, Conway noted that Hillary Clinton is barely earning half of the vote from women.
Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani on Sunday suggested that a man such as Donald Trump would be a better president “than a woman.” “Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she’s ever produced is a lot of work for the FBI checking out her emails,” the former New York City mayor said on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos.
It’s difficult for a woman to be perceived as both tough and likable, Hillary Clinton said Friday, lamenting that women are constantly being judged by their looks. “Yes, I think it’s really hard. To be honest, I think it’s really hard,” Clinton told R&B singer Mary J. Blige in a 30-minute interview on the premiere of Apple Music’s “The 411 with Mary J. Blige.” “I don’t know why it’s so hard, but, you know, I think it’s rooted in, you know, tens of thousands of years of how people’s lives have been defined, what it’s meant to be a woman or a man and how society was organized.”
Greg Sargent, Washington Post – September 27, 2016
After the Democratic convention, during which Dems broadcast an unfiltered story line about Donald Trump’s bigotry and hate-mongering to an engaged national audience, Trump helpfully picked a protracted, high profile fight with the Khan family, voluntarily reinforcing many of the ugliest messages about him that came out of the Philadelphia gathering. In the wake of all of that, Trump fell well behind in the polls, though he has since closed the gap.