Tag: Appearance

Clinton’s Choice to Wear White at Debate Conveys Struggle of Suffragists, Says Expert

David Caplan, ABC News – October 19, 2016

“The choice of a white suit for Wednesday’s debate harkened back to the not-so-distant past, when suffragists wore white to promote their struggle to gain the right to vote,” Booth Moore, a senior fashion editor for The Hollywood Reporter and Pret-a-Reporter, told ABC News moments after Clinton took to the debate stage at the University of Nevada.

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‘Extremely unattractive’: How Donald Trump Tries to Discredit Women Based on their Looks

Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post – October 14, 2016

“You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so.” This was Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday, speaking about Natasha Stoynoff, a former reporter for People magazine who says that Trump kissed her without her consent when she was on assignment covering his and Melania Trump’s first wedding anniversary. Trump’s implication was clear: Even if he does what he said he does on that 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape –“It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait” — Stoynoff is too ugly to have inspired Trump to grab her.

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Trump: I didn’t Sexually Assault a People Magazine Reporter, Because “Look at Her”

German Lopez, Vox – October 13, 2016

On Wednesday, People magazine journalist Natasha Stoynoff alleged that Trump tried to forcibly kiss her while she was on assignment. She wrote that Trump brought her into a room, shut the door, “and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat.” On Thursday, Trump said it wasn’t true. “Look at her,” Trump said during a speech. “Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so.”

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15-year-old Asks Clinton About Trump’s Comments on Women

MJ Lee and Dan Merica, CNN – October 4, 2016

At a Hillary Clinton town hall in rural Pennsylvania on Tuesday, it was a 15-year-old girl who put Donald Trump in the hot seat. Brennan Leach, who took the microphone to ask Clinton the first question of the event, wanted the Democratic presidential nominee’s thoughts on body image — and more specifically, what Clinton makes of the things her opponent has said about women’s looks.

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Helpful Critiques of Hillary Clinton’s Mouth Shape From Men Watching the Debate

Christina Cauterucci, Slate – September 27, 2016

Monday night’s presidential debate looked and sounded like a tiff between a petulant, sociopathic toddler and the world’s most patient, cool-headed teacher.Hillary Clinton was unflappable, maintaining a calm, slightly condescending smile while Donald Trump dribbled out bits of wordstuff. She stuck to facts and arguments without taking his ad hominem bait, while he shredded whatever bits of political decorum America has left.

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Of Course Men Commented On Hillary Clinton’s Looks During The Debate

Emma Gray, Huffington Post – September 27, 2016

Oh the joys of being a woman. Your appearance is never *quite* acceptable enough. Few understand this reality as well as Hillary Clinton. She’s weathered attacks on her hair, her scrunchies, her clothing, her age and her facial expressions.

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People Said a lot of Sexist Things About Hillary Clinton During the First Presidential Debate

Casey Quinlan, ThinkProgress – September 26, 2016

Several political pundits, journalists, and Republican politicians reacted to Hillary Clinton’s debate performance by making sexist remarks about her mannerisms. It started before the debate even began when CNN host Michael Smerconish advised Clinton not to be “afraid to smile.”

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Hillary Clinton’s ‘Angry’ Face

Lisa Feldman Barrett, New York Times – September 23, 2016

When Hillary Clinton participated in a televised forum on national security and military issues this month, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, tweeted that she was “angry and defensive the entire time — no smile and uncomfortable.” Mrs. Clinton, evidently undaunted by Mr. Priebus’s opinion on when she should and shouldn’t smile, tweeted back, “Actually, that’s just what taking the office of president seriously looks like.”

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Not Smiling Enough? Hillary Clinton Will Stay Serious on Vital Issues

Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times – September 8, 2016

For years, Hillary Clinton has been asked if she is held to a double standard as a woman in politics. And for years, she has mostly refused to take the bait. But on Thursday, the day after a top Republican accused her of insufficient smiling at a televised national security forum, Mrs. Clinton suggested that it was, at least, a question worth considering. “I’m going to let all of you ponder that last question,” she said coyly, holding a news conference in New York with her traveling press corps on an airport tarmac in White Plains. “I think there will be a lot of Ph.D. theses and popular journalism writing on that subject for years to come.”

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