Tag: Barack Obama

Obama Laments that Hillary Clinton Will Continue to Face Sexism if Elected President

Marina Fang, Huffington Post – November 1, 2016

President Barack Obama predicted that even if Hillary Clinton becomes the first female president, the sexism she and other women leaders have endured won’t disappear. Comedian Samantha Bee, who has faced sexism as the only female late-night TV host and frequently highlights gender issues on her show “Full Frontal,” asked Obama about the sexism that Clinton faces in an interview broadcast Monday.

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Obama Suggests Sexism Could Be Hurting Clinton’s White House Bid

Caroline Kenny, CNN – September 19, 2016

President Barack Obama on Sunday suggested sexism in society could be hurting Hillary Clinton’s White House bid. “There’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president; that we as a society still grapple with what it means to see powerful women,” Obama said at a DNC fundraiser in New York City. “And it still troubles us in a lot of ways, unfairly, and that expresses itself in all sorts of ways.”

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Obama Challenges Republican Women to Think Twice Before Voting Trump

Jeremy Stahl, Slate – May 6, 2016

Barack Obama addressed the schism within the Republican Party over Donald Trump’s presumptive nomination as the GOP presidential standard-bearer during a brief press conference on Friday, issuing a challenge to conservative budget hawks and Republican women to think carefully before casting a ballot for the real estate mogul in the fall.  “I think, not just Republican officials, but more importantly Republican voters are going to have to make a decision as to whether this is the guy who speaks for them and represents their values,” the president said. “Republican women—voters—are going to have to decide ‘is that the guy I feel comfortable in representing me and what I care about.’ ”

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On Equal Pay Day, Obama Says Female President is Closer Than Ever

Gregory Kote, USA Today – April 12, 2016

Dedicating a new national monument dedicated to women’s history in Washington, Obama said future generations would “be astonished that there was ever a time when women were vastly outnumbered in the boardroom or in Congress, that there was ever a time when a woman had never sat in the Oval Office.” “I don’t know how long it will take to get there, but I know we’re getting closer to that day,” he said.

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