Category: News Tracking

Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s Especially Tricky for Women’ to Come Across as Both Serious and Likable

Amber Phillips, Washington Post – September 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton doesn’t willingly talk much about the hurdles she faces as a woman in politics that her male opponents don’t have to. But in an interview aired Monday night with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show,” the first major-party female presidential candidate weighed in on what she called a “tricky” struggle to be a serious yet likable presidential candidate — the latter being a character trait female politicians have to think about more than men, research shows.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s Especially Tricky for Women’ to Come Across as Both Serious and Likable

Amber Phillips, Washington Post – September 20, 2016

Clinton said it was. “It’s especially tricky for women. It just is. Because there are a lot of serious things. The other night, I was on a show and being asked about ISIS and Iran,” she said, using the acronym for the Islamic State, “and I was serious. These are important issues that the country needs to talk about. And the Republicans were saying: ‘Oh, she looks so serious.'”

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Hillary Clinton Says Campaigning for President Is ‘Especially Tricky for Women’

Liz Kreutz, ABC News – September 16, 2016

Hillary Clinton on Friday opened up about the challenges of the campaign trail, which she said can be “especially tricky for women.” During an interview on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Clinton — who on Thursday made her first public appearance since it was announced she had been diagnosed with pneumonia — was asked about how she balances the seriousness of the campaign with the need to remain positive and friendly with voters she meets on the trail.

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Ivanka Trump on Her Father’s New Child Care and Maternity Leave Policy

Prachi Gupta, Cosmopolitan – September 14, 2016

At the forefront of his outreach efforts has been 34-year-old Ivanka Trump, an executive at the Trump Organization and mother of three, who talked about the importance of supporting working mothers in her RNC speech and was a major influence behind the proposal. Ivanka helped Donald Trump announce the plan on stage in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night and wrote an op-ed detailing specifics of the new policy, published in the Wall Street Journal. Cosmopolitan.com spoke with Ivanka over the phone Wednesday morning about her father’s new family leave and child care policy.

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Kellyanne Conway on Why She Thinks Donald Trump Deserves Young Women’s Votes

Ashley Parker, Glamour – September 7, 2016

Over the past year, Glamour‘s team of writers and editors have spoken to thousands of young women in Iowa, New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and beyond, as part of our 51 Million Voices campaign, a partnership with Facebook named for the 51 million women under 45 who are eligible to vote in 2016. And one thing is clear: For them, this election is personal. For the October issue of Glamour, we asked Hollywood activists, political legacies, and young women who know these issues better than anyone else to explain why this race matters. Here, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, discusses reading the poll numbers, how Republicans can reach more women, and what she feels are the most pressing issues in this election.

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Hillary Clinton’s Feminism: A Conversation with Rebecca Traister

Tara Golshan, Vox – September 4, 2016

I spoke with Traister recently about how we can think about Hillary Clinton in the context of 2016, why women struggle with ambivalence around her run, and the complex legacy of her husband. Below is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation.

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What the Women Who May Decide the Election Really Think About It

Irin Carmon, NBC News – August 23, 2016

The ladies of the Eastlake Women’s Club did something unusual last Thursday — they talked politics. That’s never been the club’s purpose; service is, and so is friendship, like rallying around Kathy S. when she had a serious surgery. But of all elections, this “chaotic, emotional” campaign, as Trump supporter Debi D. put it, terrifies them the most.

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