Women in the World, New York Times – December 6, 2016
Popularity was a contest she really won this year. Clinton can also take satisfaction that a quote from her concession speech and tweeted by her official account turned out to be the most popular political tweet of the year, and the third most popular tweet on any topic of the year, according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday. “To all the little girls watching … never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world,” Clinton said in her speech the day after the election.
Clare Foran, The Atlantic – November 27, 2016
Her high-profile loss could discourage women from running for office—but it might also motivate them to become more politically engaged.
Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post – November 26, 2016
On Wednesday, she woke up inconsolable. On Thursday, angry. But on the Friday after the presidential election, as she prepared posters to join thousands in protesting Donald Trump’s victory, Mia Hernández came to a quiet realization: If she found her country’s direction intolerable, she would have to try to change it.
Danielle Paquette, Washington Post – October 8, 2016
The 6-year-old girl turned to her mother and asked, “What does it mean to grab somebody by the p—y?” Rachael MacIsaac Parker thought she had misheard her daughter. “What?” she recalled responding. “What do you mean?”
Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post – September 27, 2016
On the night the first woman ever secured enough delegates to win a major party’s nomination for president, Jennifer Rosen-Heinz watched her little girl jump around their living room in Madison, Wis., in celebration. Seven-year-old Lilly’s enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton’s success wasn’t motivated by ideology or party. Rather, the little girl saw on the television the promise of what she could someday be.
Vanessa Friedman, New York Times – August 30, 2016
As of next month, when new ads will appear in the giant September fashion magazines, there will be yet another unabashed pro-Clinton campaign in the offing, thanks to Elie Tahari. Photographed by James Macari and titled “Madam President,” it features a model in a red sheath dress in the Oval Office; in a gray lace-sleeved number, speaking from behind a lectern with the presidential seal; and in a narrow black trouser suit, amid a walk-and-talk briefing surrounded by American flags and Secret Service men in what looks like the Capitol.
Anne Kim, Washington Monthly – August 9, 2016
As America’s first potential female president, Democrat Hillary Clinton could decisively shatter the last glass ceiling in American politics this fall. But as gratifying as that victory would be, women are still woefully underrepresented in public office.
Danny Hayes, Washington Post – July 28, 2016
During Bill Clinton’s tour through his relationship with Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, he called his wife “the best darn change maker I ever met in my entire life.” The former president was talking about her efforts to create social and political justice though her career in public service. But research suggests that Clinton’s nomination as the first woman to head a major party’s presidential ticket may also affect women’s representation in a nation where female political leaders have historically been as rare as a Vaporeon. (That’s a prized Pokémon, for those of you not in the Go — I mean, know.)
Monica Hesse, Washington Post – July 22, 2016
In the summer before 1992’s presidential election, the toy company Mattel, which had given Barbie a series of historically masculine professions — astronaut in 1965, surgeon in 1973 — decided to award its famous doll a new role: presidential candidate. Candidate Barbie wore a ball gown. The dress had a silver bustier and a star-spangled skirt, and its wearer’s platinum-blond hair fell in waves to her waist. It was an outfit entirely inappropriate for the campaign trail, but then again, it was Barbie.
Curtis Bell, Washington Post – June 23, 2016
Now that Hillary Clinton has locked up the Democratic nomination for president, she is one step closer to breaking the “highest, hardest glass ceiling” in American politics. If she wins, would her presidency bring more women into political office in the United States? That’s very possible — even probable. At least, that’s what we can conclude from my new paper about the 50 countries where, since the 1950s, women have held the highest office, such as president or prime minister.