Category: News Tracking

This is What Happens When Donald Trump Attacks a Private Citizen on Twitter

Jenna Johnson, Washington Post – December 8, 2016

About a year ago, 18-year-old college student Lauren Batchelder stood up at a political forum in New Hampshire and told Donald Trump that she didn’t think he was “a friend to women.” The next morning, Trump fired back on Twitter — calling Batchelder an “arrogant young woman” and accusing her of being a “plant” from a rival campaign. Her phone began ringing with callers leaving threatening messages that were often sexual in nature. Her Facebook and email inboxes filled with similar messages. As her addresses circulated on social media and her photo flashed on the news, she fled home to hide.

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‘It Really Does Get Into Your Head.’ The Election, Through the Eyes of Teenage Girls.

They are too young to vote, but old enough to follow the news. For teenage girls, this gender bomb of an election is happening just as they are starting to form their identities as young women. Hillary Clinton has campaigned with a rah-rah message for girls: “Yes, you can be anything you want — even president.”

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Partisanship and Ideology are Likely to Shape How Women Will React to Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina’s Candidacies

A. Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, Bryan Marshall, and Mack Mariani, LSE Blog – October 22, 2015

In new research which measures young women’s interest in political involvement, A. Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, Bryan W. Marshall, and Mack D. Mariani find that the extent to which young women see themselves as likely to participate in politics is now much more tied to partisanship and ideology.

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Emily’s List Mining Wealth of New Generation of Female Activists

Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle – August 21, 2015

It may be the double whammy of the 2016 election cycle — on one side, a crowd of Republican presidential candidates taking an increasingly hard line on reproductive rights, on the other, the potential of Hillary Rodham Clinton smashing the glass ceiling.

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The Case for Bernie Sanders on Women’s Issues

Dayna Evans, New York Magazine (The Cut) – August 21, 2015

What would be the feminist case for Bernie Sanders? What are his woman-friendly credentials? Should women forgo their chance of seeing a female president in order to find the right person for the job?

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Donald Trump Wins. Megyn Kelly Wins. Girls Lose.

What seems more important is what the Trump-Kelly interaction and the relentless ensuing media-covered controversy as “politics” are telling us about who belongs in politics and who does not. The episode is almost a textbook example of a number of the dynamics that push women away from political involvement—many of which take root in early political socialization.

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Will Teen Girls Close the Gender Gap? Study Finds Unexpected Biases Against Their Leadership

Making Caring Common (Harvard) – July 28, 2015

Twenty-three percent (23%) of girls preferred male to female political leaders while only 8% of girls preferred females with 69% expressing no preference. Forty percent of boys preferred male political leaders and only 4% of boys preferred female political leaders with 56% reporting no preference. Thirty-six percent (36%) of boys preferred male business leaders to female leaders (6%).

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Is Hillary Clinton’s Feminism Out of Style?

Room for Debate, New York Times – July 8, 2015

While Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to be successfully courting the gay community, her support among feminists, which one would think is a given, still seems to be in question among the younger generation. Is Hillary Clinton’s feminism no longer in style?

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