Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post – October 30, 2016
“One of the reasons people love Joe Biden is he just kind of says what he thinks,” vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “He’s a guy whose heart is on his sleeve, and that’s one of the things people love about him.” In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson on Sunday, Biden acknowledged that he has this reputation ― but said it’s in part because he’s a guy and doesn’t have to deal with the double standards that female politicians still face.
CBS News – October 25, 2016
Hillary Clinton is not shying away from dealing her Republican challenger the “woman card” as she pulls ahead in the polls, joining a group of women lawmakers to rally around women’s rights and to speak out against Trump. At the start of the presidential campaign, Hilary Clinton was reluctant to draw too much attention to her gender, to imply that people should vote for her because she is a woman.
Kelly Dittmar and Melissa Deckman, Washington Post – June 10, 2016
This week, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to claim the nomination for president by one of the two major U.S. political parties, once again raising the question of whether women should vote for Clinton because she is a woman. Underlying that question is another one: Does the experience of inequity bind women together — even enough to unite them at the ballot box?
Politico – June 9, 2016
On Tuesday Clinton became the first woman in history to be the presumptive presidential nominee of one of the two major parties. As she faces off against a competitor who has been frequently accused of misogyny and has a much publicized past with women, Politico Magazine decided to ask a group of leading female policy wonks, political minds and opinion influencers: Just how should Hillary Clinton play the “woman card” in 2016? Some think she needs to address better work-family policies, but be sure to include men in the conversation, too. Others think she needs to let Trump’s comments speak for themselves. And some were quick to dismiss the idea entirely, because, as one respondent said, “most women just have better things to think about than set-asides and handouts and identity politics.”
Margaret Talev, Bloomberg Politics – June 3, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House will be a test case of whether playing the “woman card” is a winning hand. Clinton has reversed course from 2008 and embraced her gender in running to become the first female U.S. president. It’s an appeal to voters who’ll make up half the electorate in November, and a way to soften a sharp-edged image built over a quarter-century in public life.
Janell Ross, Washington Post – May 24, 2016
A full third of Americans believe that gender provides no advantage to either candidate, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Monday, and about the same share of Americans say Clinton gets more of an advantage over Trump because she is a woman (32 percent) as say Trump has an edge because he is a man (29 percent).
Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – Daily Intelligencer – May 8, 2016
Donald Trump, who eats taco bowls on top of magazine spreads of his bikini-clad ex-wife, would like to remind everyone that he’s a champion for women. Trump himself has been working hard to win over women voters by telling them how easy their lives are, and on Sunday, Paul Manafort, who has all but ousted Corey Lewandowski as the head of the Trump campaign, told Fox News Sunday that Trump, “Is not anti-women. He’s very pro-women — more so than [Clinton] because he’s pro-women in actions, not words.” Those actions, Manafort said, include female employees and … well, hiring female employees.
Rebecca Savranksy, The Hill – May 8, 2016
Donald Trump‘s convention manager, Paul Manafort, said the presumptive GOP presidential nominee won’t let Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton make the claim that he’s against women. “Donald Trump has made it very clear,” Manafort said on “Fox News Sunday.” “He’s not going to allow hypocrisy on the women’s issue. He’s not going to let Hillary make the case that he’s against women and she’s this defender of women’s rights.”
Kay Steiger, Vox – May 5, 2016
Research, at least all of the research before Donald Trump arrived on the scene, seemed to indicate a candidate’s gender doesn’t really matter — but it’s more complicated than voters’ decisions at the ballot box.
Emma Gray, Huffington Post – May 5, 2016
“I think [Donald Trump] is playing the testosterone card,” said Steinem, pausing for a moment. “No, I don’t wanna say that because both women and men have testosterone. He’s playing the masculinity card, because gender… is totally made up and we can unmake it up. He doesn’t know that.“