Meghan Daum, LA Times – November 6, 2016
It ought to feel like a bigger deal, casting a ballot in the first presidential election in American history with a woman at the top of the ticket. Not that it isn’t a big deal; it’s huge. It’s just that even for many of Hillary Clinton’s supporters, heading to the polls on Tuesday may feel less like a celebration than a hopeful if not entirely impassioned call to duty. History may be made, but it’s not the way they dreamed it would be.
Alexandra Sifferlin, Time Magazine – November 1, 2016
This campaign season, news of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been almost entirely unavoidable—and it turns out that’s true inside therapists’ offices, too. Surveys show most Americans are stressed out about the election.
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.”
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.”
Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics – August 7, 2016
During ABC’s ‘This Week’ roundtable, panelist Cokie Roberts quips that when Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is ‘unfit’ to be president or ‘unhinged,’ he is really issuing a sexist dogwhistle which “is totally code for we shouldn’t elect a woman. That is exactly what that is.”
Tamara Keith, NPR – August 5, 2016
“Temperamentally unfit doesn’t just fit for women,” she said. “Can you imagine if Hillary stood up and gave the same kind of speech, where she spent 90 percent of the time defending herself against anyone who said anything about her. People would say, what is the matter with her?” But the question is whether the stereotype of the hysterical female candidate is being put to rest in 2016 or whether it’s just this particular race and these particular candidates.
Sam Levine, Huffington Post – February 6, 2016
Hillary Clinton was on the verge of tears when she met a man caring for his 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s disease backstage at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Media Matters – January 8, 2016
TUCKER CARLSON: Well, wait a second, if there’s an upside, then there’s a downside. If I get out there and say here are the reasons you should elect me, I am a man and this makes me better at certain things, the obvious question is so what are you worse at, because you are a man? And so now the question is now an one for Hillary, so you are more in tune with families, actually I kind of believe that’s probably true, but what are you worse at? So, you’re more emotional? We could get into all the stereotypes. Once you get into this using an immutable characteristic for which you are not responsible.
Renee Graham, Boston Globe – October 14, 2015
The notion that a woman is emotionally unfit to lead this country is as risible as the now-debunked idea that an African-American could never be president. So perhaps T.I. needs to keep his ill-informed opinions to himself — at least until he can recognize that women are capable of more than fulfilling his own selfish pleasures.