Category: News Tracking

Tanya Plibersek Says Hillary Clinton’s Defeat Shows Gender Equality Isn’t Inevitable

Gay Alcorn, The Guardian – November 25, 2016

The US presidential election was marked by “graphic sexism” against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and was proof that progress for women was not inevitable, Labor’s deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek, said on Friday.

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Blaming Clinton’s Base for Her Loss Is the Ultimate Insult

Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine – November 23, 2016

During the presidential campaign, many Americans, notably those most likely to have voted for Hillary Clinton, were on the receiving end of torrents of vitriol coming from Donald Trump and his supporters: They were caricatured as rapists and criminals, bimbos, dogs, and pigs, and subjected to the humiliation of watching a man repeatedly accused of sexual assault run for president, advised by a cadre of racists adorably referred to as members of the “alt-right,” all while our first black president and first woman nominee were regularly called crooks and threatened with imprisonment and execution.

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Republican Women Who Opposed Trump Quietly Plan a Comeback

Jennifer Pierotti Lim quietly planned her own rejection of Trump’s rise: A dinner for conservative women who feel left behind. “I’m getting all these calls, texts and emails,” she said. “Everyone is saying, ‘Okay, what are we doing next?” Lim, 31, the director of health policy at the United States Chamber of Commercehad never voted for a Democrat until Tuesday.

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Nigel Farage Jokes About Trump’s Alleged Sexual Assaults

Peter Walker, The Guardian – November 10, 2016

Nigel Farage has claimed to be “the catalyst” for the rise of Donald Trump, referred to Barack Obama as a “creature”, and joked about Trump’s alleged sexual assaults on women. In a jubilant interview with TalkRadio from Spain, before he was due to fly to the US, Farage joked several times about the idea of the US president-elect sexually assaulting Theresa May when he met her.

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Hillary Clinton, a Woman Dogged by Men’s Misdeeds

Susan Dominus, New York Times – November 10, 2016

When millions of women cast their votes for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, they may have been thinking about male power as much as female equality — about the sleazebags who never heard “no,” or the male bosses who lowballed them in salary negotiations, or those men in positions of authority who patronized them or ignored them altogether. There was a sense of collective curiosity and anticipation: Would having a woman serve in the most powerful role in the country make any of those scenarios less likely for women going forward?

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