Category: News Tracking

Did it Have to be Hillary Clinton for President? Yes. Here’s why

Lauren Gambino, Guardian – November 5, 2016

The US is the closest it’s ever been to breaking the 240-year male stronghold on the presidency. Though American women have made some political gains during that period, there has only been one woman so far with a real chance of smashing that glass ceiling: Hillary Clinton. And yet some women, especially young women, have greeted Clinton’s historic candidacy with muted enthusiasm.

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Teen Girls Say Hillary Clinton Inspires Them and Donald Trump Makes Them Feel Insecure

Charlotte Alter, TIME – November 4, 2016

According to an online poll conducted for the New York Times, nearly a quarter of teenage girls say Clinton’s candidacy has encouraged them to seek leadership positions, but nearly half say Trump’s comments have negatively affected the way they think about their bodies.

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The Top Concern of Young Women This Election

Mattie Kahn, Elle – September 19, 2016

The pollsters at American Women, the affiliated research arm of EMILY’s List, looked at this critical demographic to assess their concerns and priorities in the upcoming election. The organization surveyed 800 voters, breaking the sample size down by gender (376 men, 424 women) and then further analyzing millennial women (152), women of color (121), and independent women (125).

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What’s With Hillary’s Woman Problem?

Jill Filipovic, Politico – September 12, 2016

Does Hillary Clinton have a woman problem? With only a couple of months until a November election that could put the first woman in the White House, the answer, amazingly enough, is yes. It first became clear during primary season, when Bernie Sanders, an old white man from Vermont, startled observers by collecting more support from women under 30 than Clinton. Now, as Clinton faces Donald Trump, a man who has insulted women as pigs and dogs, just over half of registered female voters say they back her, while more than a third say they prefer Trump. When female voters are asked how they feel about Clinton, the most common answer is not “enthusiastic,” but “upset.”

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Nearly Half of the Millennial Women Worldwide Still aren’t Sure About Female Political Leaders

Neha Thirani Bagri, Quartz – September 7, 2016

While female politicians are making headlines in the US, Europe and South America, seeing a woman in a position of power is still an uncomfortable idea for many. Female political candidates are subject to scrutiny that men rarely face, and even when they are in elected to power, the misogyny continues.

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Hillary Clinton Just Made a Big Pitch to Millennial Women Voters

Valentina Zarya, Fortune – August 22, 2016

Hillary Clinton is doubling down on her efforts to win over young female voters. The Democratic nominee penned an editorial for women’s news site Refinery29 in which she detailed her experiences meeting impressive young women—including women’s rights activist and YouTuber Chrissy Chambers, immigrant rights activist Astrid Silva, and Maxine Outerbridge, a domestic violence survivor and single mother.

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Hillary Clinton’s Powerful Message To Young Women

Hillary Clinton, Refinery 29 – August 22, 2016

Last June, I was on a swing through California when I had the opportunity to do a small town hall in Los Angeles. Those are actually my favorite kinds of events. Big rallies are exciting, but I much prefer having conversations with people — hearing directly from them about what’s on their minds, then working together to think through what solutions might (or should) be available.

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Pro-Clinton Groups Launch New Ads Targeted at Female Millennials

Abby Phillip, Washington Post – August 22, 2016

Outside groups that back Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday expanded their targeting of female millennial voters online with a scathing and snarky viral advertising campaign against GOP rival Donald Trump. The ads, created by Women Vote, the independent expenditure arm of Emily’s List, are part of a partnership between the group and the pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA Action. It aims to reach young women through sponsored content on viral media sites such as BuzzFeed and EliteDaily in the lead-up to Election Day.

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Read Hillary Clinton’s Essay On Why Our Generation Is What’s Right With America

Hillary Clinton, Teen Vogue – August 16, 2016

A smart former U.S. president—who happens to be my husband—once said there is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. I couldn’t agree more. And your generation embodies everything that is most right with America. By harnessing your energy and ideas, we can solve many of the problems we face. So whether you’re already working hard to change the world or just starting out, here are three things you can do right now to make your voice heard.

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Why My Daughter Isn’t Excited About Hillary

Joanna Weiss, Politico – August 2, 2016

The night Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination, as TV anchors gushed about the penultimate crack in the highest glass ceiling, I tried to lure my 12-year-old daughter into the living room. I wanted her to witness history. She wanted to play a quiz on her phone. So when I put her to bed, I gave her a personal history lesson.

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