Category: News Tracking

He Said, She Said, He Interrupted. How This Election has Illuminated Decades of Workplace Sexism

Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times – October 29, 2016

He said, she said, he interrupted. Whether she wins the White House or not, Hillary Clinton has already changed American discourse. If it has done nothing else, her historic campaign has illuminated the  belittlement, condescension and hostility that women have endured for decades in workplaces across the country.

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The Lonely Life of a Republican Woman

S.E. Cupp, New York Times – October 27, 2016

As a conservative woman who wanted very much to support the Republican nominee, it’s been a deeply disappointing year and a half. After helping the Republican National Committee address some of the troubling deficiencies the party faced after 2012, as outlined in its so-called autopsy report, and witnessing some real progress in our outreach to women in the ensuing years, I did not expect an egomaniacal arsonist to come along and set all that ablaze.

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Has the Republican Feminist Awakening Begun?

Michelle Goldberg, Vox – October 26, 2016

Tuesday night on Fox News, host Megyn Kelly drove Donald Trump surrogate Newt Gingrich into a contemptuous, finger-jabbing rage by insisting that Trump’s alleged history of sexual predation is a story worth covering. Gingrich, the thrice-married co-author of a novel featuring a “pouting sex kitten” Nazi spy, sneered at his uppity female interlocutor: “You are fascinated by sex and you don’t care about public policy.”

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The Revolt of the Conservative Women

David A. Graham, The Atlantic – October 26, 2016

The 2016 presidential campaign kicked off in earnest with a clash between Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump over gender and conservatism at the first GOP debate, and now there’s another Kelly moment to bookend the race. Newt Gingrich, a top Trump surrogate, was on Kelly’s Fox News show Tuesday night, jousting with her in a tense exchange stretching over nearly eight minutes.

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Republican Women Increasingly Fear Party is Alienating Female Voters

October 26, 2016

A growing number of prominent Republican women are worried that as members of their male-dominated party step up to defend Donald Trump against accusations of sexual assault, they are causing irreparable damage to the GOP’s deteriorating relationship with female voters.

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Donald Trump’s Candidacy is a Lesson to America on How to Spot the Signs of Abuse

Trump’s comments, and his numerous alleged deeds, are “shocking” in the sense that they are appalling, disgusting, revolting. But to me, and I think to many women, that doesn’t mean they are the least bit surprising. That’s because to many of us, Trump feels sickeningly familiar.

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Trump Kicks Off Debate by Tweeting at Megyn Kelly

Peter Schroeder, The Hill – October 4, 2016

Donald Trump kicked off the vice presidential debate by informing Fox News’s Megyn Kelly that he wouldn’t be attending the Farmville, Va., event in person. Trump, who announced earlier Tuesday he would be live-tweeting the only meeting between the two vice presidential candidates, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, used the opening minutes to interact directly with Kelly, apparently in response to needling from the Fox News anchor about his Twitter plans.

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Megyn Kelly: ‘No Doubt’ Trump Has Used Controversial Language About Women

Nick Gass, Politico – May 16, 2016

There is “no doubt” that Donald Trump has used controversial language with respect to women, Megyn Kelly said Monday, even as a New York Times story examining the presumptive Republican nominee’s treatment of women drew a sharp rebuke from one of its most prominent sources. “This is one of the intriguing things about Donald Trump. One of the many intriguing things about him,” the Fox News anchor said on “Fox & Friends” while promoting her interview with the presumptive Republican nominee airing on the Fox broadcast network at 8 p.m. Eastern Tuesday night.

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Exclusive: Megyn Kelly Talks Fears, Courage and Donald Trump

Philip Elliott, TIME – May 12, 2016

“I really believe, as I wrote for TIME in a piece, that if you respond to the bully, you’re going to get more bullying. The bully wants to control you. The bully wants a response from you. That’s half the reason why he does it. And so, if you can deprive the bully that by power by denying him that gratification, the bullying is likely to end sooner.”

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Megyn Kelly: Trump Can Improve Image with Women

Sarah Ferris, The Hill – May 3, 2016

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Tuesday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump could still pick up female votes this fall, despite language that she called “diminishing of womankind.” “The comments about women, I don’t think women love that. But I don’t know that it’s going to drive their vote,” Kelly said before a crowd at the American Hospital Association meeting.

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