Janet Adamy, Wall Street Journal – November 11, 2016
Hillary Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years to win married women, but a lack of support from other pockets of the female electorate helped block her path to the White House. White women overall voted for Donald Trump by a decisive margin, and white women without college degrees broke even more heavily for the Republican nominee, according to exit polls.
AirTalk, KPCC – November 9, 2016
The latest data shows Hillary Clinton won 54 percent of women voters, but only 41 percent of men – a 13-point gender gap, which is as large as it’s been in decades. CBS News’ exit polls show Trump beat Clinton among white, non-college-educated women.
Anne Helen Petersen, BuzzFeed – November 9, 2016
Trump’s win is an endorsement of racism, a validation of bigotry, a confirmation that nearly half of Americans would like a man who does not believe in equal rights, and, at least until he won, the sanctity of the democratic process, to lead our country. And hovering over all of those beliefs is a stark truth: the way Donald Trump has talked about, allegedly acted toward, and fundamentally conceived of women is the way that the majority of Americans conceive of women.
Clare Malone, FiveThirtyEight – November 9, 2016
Throughout these many months, the Clinton team made it clear that they believed her historic candidacy had the potential to sway portions of the electorate, most especially women voters. They were counting in no small part on the support of sisterhood. But Clinton’s stunning loss Tuesday night showed that issues of culture and class mattered more to many American women than their gender.
Leah Askarinam, The Atlantic – November 8, 2016
Donald Trump dragged already-prominent public debates over gender equality and consent into the presidential race, due to prominent reports about his mistreatment of women and allegations of sexual assault. At the same time, Hillary Clinton became the first truly viable woman presidential nominee the nation had ever seen—and used Trump’s alleged behavior toward women as a weapon against him.
Emma Green, The Atlantic – October 16, 2016
Depending on your perspective, it’s either Hillary Clinton’s great misfortune or incredible luck to be matched with an opponent who believes men like him can simply grab women “by the pussy,” who has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances against colleagues, and who made a sport of sizing up all the beauty queens in the pageant he owned. Because Donald Trump represents the worst version of how powerful men treat women, the symbolism of Clinton can seem uncomplicated: Her White House victory, if it comes, will be a win for women.
Andrew McGill, The Atlantic – September 14, 2016
Remember “Soccer Moms?” They were all the rage in 1996, representing the slender slice of the suburban electorate Bill Clinton supposedly needed to win over to keep the presidency. Like the Macarena, the Soccer Mom turns 20 this year, but she doesn’t have the clout she once did. Now popular is the “White Working Class,” a catch-all label for a group of voters whose fears and anxieties have defined the 2016 campaign, or at least dominated media coverage.
Sarah Leonard, The Nation – February 17, 2016
It is absolutely possible to fight sexism at work, come home, and abuse the help. One could argue that Hillary has done this on a national scale.